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How to go about moving to Portland

 
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OgreBattle
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: How to go about moving to Portland Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Considering a "plan Z" where I move to Portland and work at a cafe or something while doing personal projects and contract work. I've heard the cost of living is not say Bay Area or NYC high but still a pleasant place to be.

A goofy idea inspired by the goofy idea that Portland will solve all of one's problems and let you live in the 90's forever.

How to go about doing that though, what websites to check for job listings, housing?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

My wife's from there, and we both have been dreaming of getting a job offer to Portland or Seattle, as we don't feel safe doing that kind of change without such (or a big enough nest egg to survive looking for work for a year). So consider this a thread I will look at with great interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Portland's not as affordable as you think. My wife and I pay 1300 for a modest 2 bedroom in the suburbs. If you don't want to live in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, etc. your best bet on a retail salary would be above 82nd ave. or you could search for a share. I would suggest roomster or roommates.com over craigslist, because of murder.*

I've been in the semi-conductor industry since moving here, so I just go through recruiters when searching for a job. That might be worth looking into; there are entry level positions at many companies and they're usually on a compressed schedule which means 3-4 days on and the rest of the week off.

Best of luck.

*There are a couple of guys on our local craigslist who are perpetually searching for a housemate. Their big selling point is that they hold a fight club in their backyard.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I thought roomster was a scam, you need to pay to read messages right?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

OgreBattle wrote:
I thought roomster was a scam, you need to pay to read messages right?


Oops. Yeah - stay away from roomster.
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*There are a couple of guys on our local craigslist who are perpetually searching for a housemate. Their big selling point is that they hold a fight club in their backyard.


I would like to find out more
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