I have no life in Boise, but it’s a pretty safe place to live.
I’m always broke because I only make $8hr and rent is $700 for a 2bdrm apt and It’s kinda ugly in Boise
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A different place, same ol’ situation. I’ve traveled some, and have found this to be true. Sometimes a change can be nice, but it’s generally always a bit upsetting until you get your feet settled. I’d figure out the reasons why you want to leave Boise, and determine if a move is really going to change those once Portland becomes the familiar.
Will you be any more outgoing? Will you have new direction?
Unless you want to live in gangland you aren’t going to find much relief for rent.
It is very pretty up here.
That’s par for a 2 bed. here as well. Tho you might be able to
find some decent apts. for $50.00 or less. You can also check
surrounding areas. Vancouver, Washinton is considered a
bedroom community for Portland. And it’s just across the
Columbia River heading north on I-5 freeway. Rents are still
in that same neighborhood tho. I think it’s common place.
Vancouver has more of a rural feel to it, than big city Portland.
There’s a feeling of being able to breathe and not feel
stifled by concrete buildings. I much prefer it, and I’m a
native of Portland. Tho I’ve lived in the suburb of Beaverton,
and Hillsboro, outside of the Portland area.
There has been a continuing migration to this area from
out of staters, looking for clean air, and a better way of life.
But like all places, there are trade offs, no matter where you
go. But I’ve lived in two other western states besides Oregon
and Washington, and I feel it’s still the best right where I am.
The climate is temporate, without many extremes in summer
or winter. And when there are, they only last a day or so.
This summer is unusual tho. As we are having up and down
temps. But it’s nice to be able to cool down and keep the
A/C off for a few days and do other things than sweat LOL.
I’ve heard rents are cheaper in Idaho, and I know it’s green.
But it’s not as green as over here, as you’ll see. And you have
the coast to go to on weekends. Only an hour and 15 min.
away. And there are kite festivals at several locations during
the spring and summer and fall. There is alot to do outdoors
here, as there are where you live, but maybe a few more,
to copensate for the higher rent. Gas prices are still high, and
the highest in the nation. But that doesn’t seem to be keeping
people at home. Just put it on the credit card LOL.
Boise, to Portland? I dont know much about Boise, I have only visited, but I grew up in Portland and lived there for some of my adult life. One thing I can tell you is you wont get the extreme temperature swings in Portland, like Boise, meaning it doesnt get bitter cold for days during the winter, and blistering hot for days in the Summer like Boise. The cost of living in Portland is also higher, but you should find rent comparable to the 700 dollars you are paying in Boise in certain areas of Portland. Portland is very nice, very green, lots of parks, and lots of nature right outside the city, even in the city. Its a very diverse population, and most everyone fits in quite well. The people are so nice.
Now the bad part, dont expect to find tons of high paying jobs in Portland, Portland is coming off a reccession, some may argue its still in reccession! Wages overall are pretty low in comparison to the cost of living, but you should find something making more than $8 dollars an hour, I would think.
If you are young, I would say make the move, what do you got to lose?
While Portland is in a beautiful geographic area, it’s a similar economic situation to Boise. It’s expensive to live, but the job market is crap. Low wages, high expenses. I’ve been here three years now and am ready to move away to somewhere that has more opportunities.
Portland for some reason attracts lots of transients, homeless, and young anarchist punks too. They are all over this city and it is very annoying after a while. They all stink, they all have their dirty dogs crapping all over the sidewalks (which of course they fail to clean up), they are half drunk all day (which leads to them vomiting on the streets and sidewalks) and they generally act obnoxiously. If you are a hippie, pot smoking, anarchist type, you’ll fit right in very well in Portland. Otherwise, it may be better to look elsewhere.
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