Relocation to Oregon area

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virg47 in Yuba City, California

56 months ago

Need assitance for relocating to the Oregon area. Will be retired last week in December and need help with housing and part-time employment. Any help will be appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Virginia Robles

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Linda in Portland, Oregon

23 months ago

I think Portland is a great place to retire, though not necessarily a good place for work. As far as housing goes, Portland housing is MORE expensive than Yuba City. If you live far outside of Portland, then you can save on housing, but have a harder time finding a job. Should you decide to live in Portland, try Tigard, OR, a suburb on the southwest side of Portland. It has cheaper housing, access to lots of part time jobs (like the mall), and is a safer, cleaner area than southeast Portland, which also has cheap housing, but in not-so-nice neighborhoods. The rain might get on your nerves, so make lots of friends and go out to coffee shops or karaoke. Those are relatively cheaper pursuits than going out to eat, which can get spendy. You can also take advantage of the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. Portland has TONS of parks. 95% are free and beautiful year-round.

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