Portland, Oregon is an area worth considering to live in. And a lot of people choose this city for their relocation. Lots of positive sides about Portland there are. Let’s start with the climate. A mild winter and a warm summer will give you a moderate temperature just to make it nice enough. The reason for this Oceanic climate is that Portland is situated in the Pacific Northwest with august being the hottest month in the year. And yes, summers are nice indeed. Nevertheless, despite the warm months in the rest of the year starting from early winter and lasting up to the end of spring it could be quite rainy so get ready for that, too.
The Willamette River goes through the center of the city and crosses it at the middle separating it to an east and a west part – and that is just another one of the beauties of Portland. If you are still curious take a look at the Oregon history and facts on this link which is the Official Oregon State website.
Things Worth Seeing in Portland, Oregon
Portland is a city rich in art and lots of opportunities for both locals and visitors to have some quality time. What is so interesting to see and experience in Portland, Oregon? Take a look here:
Transportation in Portland
To begin with, Portland is a great place to walk – you can use the parks and many other recreation areas that are appropriate for that. It has the conditions for riding a bicycle and matter of fact more and more people enjoy this opportunity. Portland is considered one of the most bicycle friendly cities not just in the USA, but also in the world. These are the travel opportunities for the people from the 95 official neighborhoods of Portland:
- TriMet – it manages the buses in the region and the Metropolitan Area Express rail system that run between the city center and its suburbs
- Westside Express Service became functional at the beginning of 2009 and it travels between the western suburbs of Portland
- The Portland Streetcar runs between the north and south of Portland with additional mileage that will be added to it in the fall of 2012; the new track will be placed in the area of Portland east of the Willamette River
- Portland International Airport
Moving Companies in Portland
Start your search for a moving company by checking out the list wit movers in our database:
After you take a look at the possibilities you have for moving ask for a quote and see what feedback you will get. This is how you will know the price for your moving. Movers will get back to you with information on your moving costs. But before hiring a Portland moving company check for license at the Department of Transportation and, it is not a must, but I would certainly recommend you – also see if the moving company is on the Better Business Bureau (BBB). These are the two tips that can make your moving easier because it means that the companies own the official state recognized certificate to operate by being given a USDOT number. This is how you are guaranteed by the US government that this company is safe to move with. Still, there are moving companies that apply scam schemes. In order to protect yourself from that when you open the above links with Portland and Oregon moving companies take a look at their ranking and if there are any – the reviews left for them from happy (or not) customers. This is the place where you can also share your experience with a moving company from Portland or Oregon and let everyone know how qualified they are.
Portland is Fun!
Of course there is no article that can describe everything that can be said about Portland. Either way, if you are thinking of moving there by now you should be aware what an interesting place is going to be awaiting for you. A last funny fact about Portland: the city has 40 breweries (more than in any other city in the world) which makes it – CNBC says – the best place in the world to be in a happy hour. Check out the other city moving guides here.
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Posted on May 4, 2012; Last updated: Apr 14, 2014
Topics: City Moving Guides