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Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Planning a move to Portland?

As Oregon’s most populous city (and the third most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Vancouver, BC), you’ll fit right in with the 2.2 million Portlanders who call the Portland metro area home. Portland is a wonderful city with so much to do, see, and enjoy. Keep reading to learn more about Portland and why moving there is going to be the best decision you ever made.

You’ll have plenty to do when moving to Portland, OR.

What you should know before moving to Portland

The city loves roses. In fact, Portland is known as the “City of Roses,” and even has a festival, called the Portland Rose Festival, to celebrate the beautiful flower! Because the city’s climate is perfect for rose growing, you can find more than 7,000 rose plants of more than 550 varieties at the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. The best time to see the roses at the garden in full bloom is April through October.

It rains a lot. Portland’s oceanic climate makes summers warm, sunny, and dry with low humidity and winters long, chilly, overcast, and wet. When it rains in Portland, the rain often falls as a light drizzle over several days at a time, making it seem like the city get lots of rain. On average, Portland gets about 36 inches of rain per year. You can expect summer temps to reach into the high 70s and winter temps to dip into the 30s. As for snow, Portland gets about as much snow as New York City. Expect about 4 inches of snow per year at most.

The city loves beer. Portland is known as “Beervana” because it has more breweries than any other city on earth. There are 53 breweries, annual beer fests, brew ‘n’ view movie theaters, and many more events surrounding beer.

Food carts are all the rage. The city has more than 600 food carts to choose from, making Portland known as the place with the world’s best street food. It’s easy to sample all the food at one time because most carts are grouped together.

You can shop tax-free. Unlike other U.S. cities, there’s no sales tax. This means that the price on the tag is what you pay…no need to worry about taxes!

Portland is green. In fact, it was recognized in 2010 as #1 on a Green City index. Over the last 10 years, Portlanders have decreased their use of energy, water, and miles driven. If you’re into sustainability and living green, Portland is the place for you.

The great outdoors is all around you. If you love to explore the outdoors, Portland has a lot to offer you. The Willamette River flows through the city center, while the Columbia River joins the Willamette just 10 miles from town. This means there’s plenty of fishing, kayaking, and swimming fun to be had right in the city. There are also plenty of hiking spots in and around the city, as well as a 21 mile-long paved multi-use path for cyclists and joggers called the Springwater Corridor. On a clear day, you can see Mount Saint Helens, Mount Tabor, and Mount Hood all surrounding the city.

There’s a lot to do. When you’re not exploring the outdoors, enjoy seafood, jazz music, comics, crafts, Cinco de Mayo, and any of the many museums and historical sites around the Portland area. Also, don’t miss Mill Ends Park – the world’s smallest dedicated part at just 24 inches in diameter! You can also enjoy the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Japanese Garden, the World Forestry Center, the Hoyt Arboretum, the Portland Art Museum, and watching the Trail Blazers (NBA) play at the Moda Center. Click here for free things to do in Portland if you’re looking for fun on the cheap.

The job market is great. Since most of us have to work at some point, it’s good to know that Portland has a healthy job market. The city has more than 12,000 technology companies including Intel. Portland is also home to the headquarters of Nike, Adidas, and Columbia.

Making the move to Portland, OR – How to get there affordably

Now that you know a little bit more about Portland, it’s time to decide how to move there. If you’re looking for an affordable option, check out U-Pack®! U-Pack price are comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive a rental truck. Instead, U-Pack does the driving for you so you can travel to Portland however you want.

Here’s how a U-Pack Portland move works:

  • We deliver a moving trailer or moving container to you for loading. You load it up and we drive it to your new home in Portland. Once you’re done unloading, we pick up the empty equipment.

It’s really that easy! Click here to get a free moving quote from U-Pack today and see how much you can save compared to other Portland moving companies. U-Pack is the easy, fast, and affordable way to move to Portland. We drive. You save.®

More Resources related to moving to Portland

City Website

Chamber of Commerce

Visitor Center

Station Address:
Address: 3333 Nw 35Th Ave
Portland, OR 97210
United States
Mailing Address: P O Box 10226
Portland, OR 972960226
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (503) 228-2361
Fax: (503) 228-6060

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Portland, OR, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Portland, OR. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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