ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-11-2014, 09:39 AM   #16
Rockcat
LDA
 
Rockcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazz62 View Post
Thanks for the reply. I know the real estate scene is off the hook. From what I know about the Pearl it has no appeal nor do the trendoid hipster hoods. I'm 51 and over all that coolness. I'm fine with being "out" a bit. The quick access to some serious natural beauty is a HUGE draw for both of us. Thanks again.
I don't think Portland is worse than Chicago for Real Estate. Portland has many distinct neighborhoods, what do you like? What surprised me when I was transferred here in 2007 is the traffic. Living by where you work is a big plus.
Rockcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #17
taranaki
statale
 
taranaki's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Oddometer: 1,308
One formula; select a neighborhood with good transit/walking/cycling options to work and city diversions and quick access to a freeway for getting outa' Dodge.

I'm in St. Johns and the drive to downtown (hwy. 30) is 15 minutes, Vancouver WA (I-5) in 10, fire roads in about 30, the coast (hwy. 26) in around 2 hours, Seattle (I-5) in about 3, I-84 and points east about 20, and PDX (free moto parking!) about 20. Rush hours around the freeways......your mileage may vary.

Even 'up here' I could do fine without a car. 4 bus lines are nearby with connections to light rail and the whole city is mapped with decent bike routes.
__________________
....every temptation under lights - all the diamonds and the spice - who would take profit from the vice of another man... Neil Finn
taranaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:54 AM   #18
BLU HWY
Guilty By-Stander
 
BLU HWY's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Malfunction Junction, Oregon
Oddometer: 938
Jazz Clubs

Portland is loaded with jazz clubs.
May be good to network with fellow musicians/ club people?

Haven't been out for a long time & others may know of good ones.
http://www.jsojazzscene.org/calendar.htm

The Arrivederci is out a-ways, could be worth a visit.
http://www.arrivederciwine.com/

Streaming KMHD 89.1: http://www.opb.org/kmhd/events/
KPLU in Seattle is good.

We had a bohemian scene & some good funky housing if you looked around the edges; some may still exist.
May be some housing leads on boards at Reed College, Lewis & Clark, Portland State depending on
time of year.

Have fun...!
__________________
"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole.
If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole." -Raylan Givens, Justified

BLU HWY screwed with this post 04-11-2014 at 11:18 AM
BLU HWY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #19
pdxthmper
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pdxthmper's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Portland OR
Oddometer: 375
check out SW portland, it is not HIP. close to 1-5/26/217, and typically your commute will be opposite of most people, so traffic isn't as bad in the morning and evenings. basic burbs.
Areas around gabriel park, multnomah, hillsdale, and down to Lake O are nice. all have easy access to get to the rest of greater portland, without actually being stuck out in beaverton or tigard due to congestion, and sprawl.
__________________
KTM 990 ADV MAKING GROWN MEN ACT LIKE HOOLIGANS
XR 650"L"
pdxthmper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 01:21 PM   #20
PDXLoki
Not Dirty. Yet.
 
PDXLoki's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: The Wet Coast
Oddometer: 140
All good advice here. One thing worth mentioning is the rush hour traffic to Vancouver, Washington. Generally speaking, housing in Vancouver is cheaper, so people often opt to live there. But, because there are only two bridges that cross the river, traffic can be brutal, especially on I5. Not as bad on I205. If you think Vancouver is an option, you should probably check out some traffic maps during rush hour first.

I think what people have said about getting out of town has been spot on. To be reductive, if your recreation is mountains, you'll probably want to live on the east side of dodge. Ocean, west side.

I grew up a few hours from Chicago. My take on the winter weather here is that it's easier than where you're at now. Yes, it rains. But, you will never walk outside and have your lungs seize on frozen air. Your boogers will never freeze. Your car won't need to be jumped because the cold. On the rare occasion you need to scrape your car windows, it will take 2 minutes, not an act of Congress and a standing army.

Last thing. Speaking as a confirmed UHaul slut, there is always one comforting thing to remember before a big move: if you know a little bit about the new place and love it, think much more you will once you really know it.

Hope to see you here!

PDXLoki screwed with this post 04-11-2014 at 08:08 PM
PDXLoki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 07:44 PM   #21
Jazz62 OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Jazz62's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Oddometer: 986
This has been a great read with a lot of very valuable information. Thanks to one and all and keep it comin
Jazz62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #22
MortimerSickle
Semi-Adventurer
 
MortimerSickle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
Oddometer: 12,025
I guess I should toss in this:





Not a jazz club, but probably within a mile of several.



.
__________________


I miss round headlights.

"When I was a young man, I liked to race my horse...." -
G.H.W.S. 1878-1962
MortimerSickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #23
BSkye
Studly Adventurer
 
BSkye's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Right here.
Oddometer: 718


Not a jazz club, but probably within a mile of several.



.[/QUOTE]

Yay, Fenders !

Looks like all these good folks are making a great case , maybe I should move to Portland ;)
__________________
What others think of me is none of my business.
What I think of me is none of my business.

BSkye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 10:31 PM   #24
MortimerSickle
Semi-Adventurer
 
MortimerSickle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
Oddometer: 12,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by BSkye View Post
Yay, Fenders !
...
Fenders is cool, but that was Kelly's Olympian.



This is Fenders.

__________________


I miss round headlights.

"When I was a young man, I liked to race my horse...." -
G.H.W.S. 1878-1962
MortimerSickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2014, 04:49 AM   #25
ironbrewer
Hopefully Riding
 
ironbrewer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Was in Colorado now in The Northwet, Washington
Oddometer: 4,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by eric n View Post

if you are going to work for PPS stay in Multnomah county. Clackamas and Washington county are too far of a commute. west of the hills over downtown is seriously congested during commute times it can take 90 minutes from Beaverton to downtown.
WOW is the traffic really that bad? That stinks. What about commuting out of the city south?
__________________
"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian."


Pat Paulsen
ironbrewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2014, 09:00 AM   #26
oremike
Motorcyclest
 
oremike's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Creswell, Oregon
Oddometer: 2,386
Portland's odd enough they made a tv show about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg
__________________
Mike M.
Creswell, Oregon
'14 KLR 650

Ride what makes you giggle in your helmet
oremike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #27
sad_story
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Oddometer: 34
So many great people to ride with there... Great biking community
sad_story is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2014, 07:45 PM   #28
DireWolf
Knees in the Breeze
 
DireWolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
Oddometer: 12,794
Nature loving teacher and musician.

You'll rigging love it wherever you move.

And PDX is the cheapest big metro on the west coast. Everything is relative.
__________________
Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
DireWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 09:56 AM   #29
Jazz62 OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Jazz62's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Oddometer: 986
Anna Hummingbirds and Golden-crown Sparrows all over mom's backyard, 72 degrees and not a cloud in the sky for two days. This place really sucks.

Meanwhile in Chicago, 36 people shot in 36 hours, snow expected today and in the 20's overnight.

Will be in Portland tomorrow for Mrs. Jazz's interview. Thank you all for the good vibes and info.

Anna Hummingbird ?
Jazz62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 09:57 AM   #30
Jazz62 OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Jazz62's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Oddometer: 986
A little help...

The drivers?
Jazz62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014