Any Portland, OR, Bees out there? I need you!!

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@MrsHalpert:  I have a lot of family and friends in Portland.  It’s a great city – vibrant communities, lots of music and great food, good public transportation, nice outdoor spaces, tons of local coffee and beer and art, etc.

However, like most cities, it’s fairly expensive to live in.  And it’s cloudy and/or rainy ALL the time!  Like 80%+ of the time, at least.  And their summers are pretty chilly and cool.  I grew up in Central Oregon and am used to 300+ days of sun a year, and I can NOT deal with Portland’s weather.  Living there would put me in a deep dark depression, literally.  But if you can handle that weather ok, it’d be a sweet place to live.

I think the job market is fairly tight there, because a lot of people want to live there for the wonderful lifestyle…

Post # 5
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

its rainy alot here– lots of vitamin d deficent people— i aprently need perscription strength supplements to try to boost my levels- i didnt think i was that bad…. i like you can go to the beach or mountain with in “short” drive 2 hours or less. glass blowing they do they alot on the coast here..

Post # 6
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014


SO and I are actually moving to Portland in mid-March from South Carolina! 🙂 He fell in love with it when he went out to visit the area with a friend of his, and told me all about it when we first started dating. After having 3 houses fall through last year, we took it as a sign that we weren’t supposed to put down roots yet, and decided that we’d make the move out there!

We went to visit it in September, which was really the perfect time, because we got to see Portland in gorgeous weather as well as typical weather. I would HIGHLY suggest you go out there before making any plans, and spend at least 5 days. We stayed with a friend that lives there, and she took us around all the different areas (we’re planning on moving to the southeast). Each area has it’s own style and price range. is a great website to answer a lot of general questions. 🙂

Feel free to PM me as well with any questions you might have. 🙂


Post # 7
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve lived here almost 19 years.  If you don’t like rain, Portland is not the place for you.  As for cost of living, it does depend on where you plan on living.  Jobs are tight, too, so it’s best to have a game plan before you move here.  My daughter graduated from PSU in October 2012 and had a rough time as a new grad looking for a job.  Any questions, shoot me a message. 

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My brother lives in Portland, very close to downtown in northwest.  He loves Portland’s quirkiness and doesn’t seem to mind the wet weather. It’s glorious in summer, long hours of daylight, very green.   Right now it’s dark and dreary, but the days are getting longer every day! 

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