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Moving from Houston, TX to Portland, OR

Moving from Houston, TX to Portland, OR

Leave the south behind and head for the coast – Moving from Houston to Portland

Once you complete your move from Houston to Portland you can truly begin life the Pacific Coast way. This region is notoriously known for being environmentally friendly along with efficient land-use planning. The Marine west coast climate makes this the perfect place for growing roses which means you’ll find an abundance of rose gardens throughout the city. Get moving to Portland so you can discover everything else the city has waiting!

Geography and landscape after moving from Houston to Portland

The Pacific Northwest region of the country has a lot to offer in way of natural beauty. If you’re moving from Houston to Portland, you’ll be living in the more populated region of Oregon referred to as the Willamette Valley. Each day will bring with it a spectacular view of the Willamette River (running through the center of the city), Mount Tabor, Mount Saint Helens, and Mount Hood. The city offers a beautiful cityscape along with many open spaces. The area is rich with park spaces like Forest Park, Washington Park, and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Within the parks you’ll find stunning landscape like the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden.

Possibilities abound with a move from Houston to Portland

The Portland region is a great place for multiple industries because of the relatively low energy costs and easily accessible resources. Once you move from Houston to Portland, you can expect to find the following companies based in or near the city – Hi-Tech Sports, Adidas, KEEN, Inc., Umpqua Holdings Corporation, StanCorp Financial Group, PacifiCorp, ZGF Architects LLP, and Vestas Wind Systems. The overall largest employer for the area is Intel which employs over 15,000 individuals.

Time for a little fun when moving from Houston to Portland

The Portland community is a great place to have some fun, and once you complete your move from Houston to Portland, you can enjoy top sights in the area like the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Saturday Market, the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the Portland Art Museum. Your new home has one of the best farmer’s markets in the country offering you a wide array of fresh produce and foods to take to your own table. The community also offers a packed calendar of events and festivals to please all residents like the two week Chinese New Year celebration, the Portland Jazz Festival, the Oregon Sea Food and Wine Festival, Crafty Wonderland, the Portland Rose Festival, The Bite of Oregon, Art in the Pearl, and many others.

Outdoor fun after moving from Houston to Portland

Portland is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for walking, and when you complete the move from Houston to Portland you’ll find a number of hiking trails scattered throughout town. You can also find great hiking opportunities at Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge. Runners will love the Waterfront Park loop or the rugged trails of Forest Park. This city is the perfect place for being outdoors in summer and winter (boating, fishing, golfing, skiing, kayaking, and more).

There is no better time to get moving from Houston to Portland! Welcome to your new home in the Pacific Northwest!

 

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The service center for Houston, Texas is located in Houston, TX
The service center for Portland, Oregon is located in Portland, OR

Information about Houston, TX

Est. Population: 2099451
County: Harris
Latitude: 29.7667
Longitude: -95.3667
Zip Codes: 77002
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Information about Portland, OR

Est. Population: 583776
County: Multnomah
Latitude: 45.5167
Longitude: -122.6833
Zip Codes: 97086
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