Moving to Portland

by Ric
(Manassas, Virginia)

I currently live just outside Washington, DC. It has it's advantages, 3 airports, a lot of jobs, history, the Smithsonean and a very diverse population.

However, it has it's disadvantages. Humid Summers and cold winters, traffic, cost of living, crime (as you get closer to the city)

I am thinking about relocating to Portland. I have relatives in Seattle and San Francisco so a point in between.

I guess the big question is the weather. Can I survive in a moist atmosphere after all this time in Hot Humid. Is this something that deters a lot of people? Are there activities to keep dry?

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Apr 07, 2015
by: Jefy

Portland areas are well known for heavy raining. But I think it is better than the current place and weather. SO you don’t think about the climate condition in Portland. I am sure that you will not have to face any such problems

Feb 06, 2011
Rainy Days
by: Michelle

While the Portland area and the Pacific Northwest are known for rain, it really isn't a full time thing. We get our fair share of sunshine too.

Our weather creates some of the most beautiful scenery in our nation. The Columbia Gorge with all it's greenery, waterfalls, and other scenic things is a great example.

All things considered, Portland, and the surrounding area is a great place to live.

Feb 05, 2011
Moving To Portland and Its Weather
by: Betty Jung

I moved to Portland in 1975 from Los Angeles. I was pretty much a beach bum for three days out of every week. I never thought I could leave all that sunshine and warm weather.

During the winter months the rain bothers me the most. Many people leave the area during that time. Inasmuch as you have family in San Francisco - that might be a good time to visit them.

For the most part, the rain doesn't bother me. Every year is different and when the sun comes out it is beautiful here. Spring and Fall are my favorite times of year.

Good luck on your move.

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