Why work and live in Portland Oregon

Industry Observer with Spot Color Marketing

Portland is one of the biggest Cities in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the top destination for people who wanted to relocate from all around the world. Some people wanted to move to this place because of Portland’s nearby outdoor location or world class food and drinks. Some wanted the friendly vibe of this place or a great job as well. Whatever your reason is, you just have to take note of the things why people choose to live in this city.

         Here are some reasons why you should live in Portland.

  1.   Portland is a great City

There will always be a reason why people really see Portland as a great city, you can drive an hour west to get to an Ocean or an hour to the mountains with your family. One hour isn’t a long drive from town so people loves it here because places like oceans and mountains are accessible. Plus, this place is known for arts, culture, foods and drinks, and much more.

  1.   Friendly Attitude

Portland is known for being nice even to strangers, living in this place means the Uber driver would ask you to sit in the front seat and talk to you like they’ve known you for years. People smile, wave and chat with people even if they just met that person in a coffee shop or parks.

  1.   You can wear whatever you like

Portlanders usually avoid dress code. You are free to wear whatever you like to wear without even bothering what the people will tell you, People might stare at you but you’re also likely to get compliments from them.

  1.   Lifestyle

Portland is a progressive city. People support inclusive and progressive events like Pride. They respect the environment is highly encouraged to everyone. Caring about the environment is a must for them and you’re not doing it, most likely you’re frowned upon. If you are a vegan and uses only earth friendly products, you’ll soon discover that finding alternative products is easier when you are in Portland. There’s a big chance that you’ll find organic produced products because there are 21 farmer’s market in Portland.

  1.   Transportation

Public transportation in Portland is easy to use, If you’re moving to Portland, you can get around the city without even needing your car, Since, commuter biking is real famous here, you don’t need to worry that much when it comes to transportation, Also, Portland another way of transportation is TriMet. Conveniently one ticket is good for all three modes o transportation, light rail, bus, or streetcar.

  1.   Food scene in Portland

The overriding theme of eating and drinking in Portland is good to describe in one word: quality, living in Portland means giving you the access to one-of-a-kind food experience. Brunch in Portland is very popular especially during winter when people need to break from their cabin fever or from staying indoors too much. Also, beer is one of the main drinks In Portland and as we all know, Oregon is #1 in United States for brewers per capita. There are over 105 breweries in Greater Portland area and they are real serious about making good beer.

  1.   Portland’s tourist destinations

As what I’ve mentioned earlier, Portland is a great city and tourists spots in this place is really a nice place to visit. Here are some examples of the tourist attraction that we can see in Portland.

  •          Tom McCall Water Park
  •          Portland Japanese Garden
  •          International Rose Test Garden
  •          Lan Su Chinese Garden
  •          Pittock Mansion
  •          Powell’s City of Books
  •          Portland Art Museum
  •          Hoyt Arboretum
  •          The Grotto
  •          Pioneer Courthouse Square   
  •          Portlandia
  •          Orgenon Historical Society Museum
  •          Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  •          Forest Park

Here are just some of the examples of attractions that you can find and visit here in Portland, To know more about these places you can visit Visitacity Portland Attractions.

  1.   Jobs in Portland

Just like the rest of the West Coast, technology is also a “thing” here in this place. The quality of Life here in Portland draws established companies like Intel, which is the largest employer in town with 18,000 people. WaferTech and Mentor Graphics are close by. Apparel is also a big deal here in Portland. It is the home to Nike World Headquarters and Adidas North America. They also have Columbia Sportswear, Keen and Dr. Marten’s US headquarters. Hospitals, OHSU Kaiser, and Providence Health employ 40,000 people among them. Food service and tourism industries also contribute to Portland diverse economy.

  1.   Events in Portland

Portland’s most remarkable annual event is, “The World Naked Bike Ride” that takes place every June. One of the biggest event in Portland is the annual Rose Festival which spans from May and June each year. This festival has three big parades, several runs and walks, concerts, amusement rides and a fireworks display. There are more events in Portland that makes Portlanders busy all year long and surely, you will enjoy every event that Portland has.

   10.  Portland’s weather

 It really does rain a lot in Portland. But, when it’s not raining, it really felt so glorious for them. People are out   enjoying the sun. If you’ve never been to a place with a gloomy weather, you wouldn’t know the feeling they   actually get when the sun is out.

Happy Family in Portland, Oregon


Portland is indeed a really good place to move in. From the fact that there’s this friendly environment and accessible outdoor recreations who wouldn’t love staying in this place right? Portland is really a big enough city to provide the people who live there with cultural, culinary and artistic activities. One is for sure, living in this City means you’re never far from a good hiking trail, beach, ski slopes or a winery, your sense of adventure will always be granted here in this place. If you want to know more about moving in this place, you can visit Residential Property Management Portland, your best choice for property management.


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Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
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I guess this is why 3 of my 5 children live there!

Nov 11, 2018 12:56 AM #1
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great positive spin on the area.

Nov 11, 2018 03:42 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Leif.  I have visited Portland many times and I agree about it being a great place to call home.

Nov 12, 2018 05:06 AM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Leif, Portland is a wonderful city, and great post to share the positive attributes with your readers.

Nov 13, 2018 10:23 AM #4
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