Moving from Las Vegas, NV to Portland, OR

So you’re thinking about moving from Las Vegas, NV to Portland, OR?

Portland is one of the best places to be in America right now, experiencing a population surge of 10 percent in the last decade. It's quickly becoming one of the best discoveries of the new century in the United States, thanks in large part to its sensational weather and enviable location. For residents of Las Vegas, NV, in particular, Portland, OR, will come as a welcome relief from heat and tourists. This article will outline just exactly why Portland is a great place to call home.     

What is the weather like in Portland?

Portland is one of the most comfortable cities in the United States. If consistency and mild temperatures are something you look for in your weather, Portland is definitely a place for you. Whereas Las Vegas is known for extreme dry heat, a characteristic of a desert climate, Portland's climate is far more relaxed. Very rarely will the average reach farther than 90 degrees, and while snow does happen on occasion in the city, temperatures typically stay between 40 and 50 degrees during the winter. Portland is known for being a rainy city, which would be a foreign concept for many residents of Las Vegas. The great thing about Portland's rainfall, though, is that it's not the type that is paired with a thunderstorm. Instead, a light drizzle happens around 155 days each year. This pleasant, light rain helps to contribute to Portland's incredible, lush landscape.

What are the demographics like in Portland?

Portland is a great place to settle down, as many people have been discovering in recent years. 38 percent of households are represented by married couples, and the average age is about 35. There are quite a few different races represented in the city, which has been assisted by the city's bustling economy, though 75 percent of Portland is made up people of Anglo-Saxon decent.      

How are the schools in Portland?

Portland is one of the smartest cities that one could move to, with many esteemed public and private options for parents to send their children. The city is severed by six different public school districts. Higher education, in particular, has a large presence city in Portland. Portland State University, Reed College and the University of Portland are all well-regarded options for collegiate hopefuls. In addition, an Associate's Degree can be obtained at the popular Portland Community College.

One of the most interesting educational exhibits can be found at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), which offers a variety of different programs that can teach students, young and old, on everything from physics to paleontology.

Will I be able to entertain myself in Portland?

Las Vegas and Portland are polar opposite in the type of entertainment they provide. One word that might aptly describe the kind of amusement found in Las Vegas is "loud." Everything is big. Big shows, big money.

Portland represents a quieter, more cultured side of North America. Museums and art play a large part in the city's vibe. The city was named one of the 10 best art destinations in the United States. The Portland Art Museum is celebrated amongst residents, proudly one of the 25 largest art museums in the U.S.

Festivals are also one of the trademarks of Portland, with such amazing annual events as the Portland Rose Festival, since roses are found in plenty around the city. Portland has actually been nicknamed the "City of Roses." In Las Vegas, it’s unlikely that the climate would allow for roses to grow in excess. Another popular event is the Oregon Brewers Festival, which is the largest beer craft festival in the country, which occurs each July.

One of the most unique attributes of the city, which also helps to illustrate its stance as a very educated location, is Powell's City of Books, which is the largest new and used bookstore in the country.

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