Moving to the Portland area in August!

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Jedi

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As another Bay Area expat, welcome to the Pacific Northwest! I left NorCal just over 2 years ago and I am still certain that it was the best move I ever made.
 

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Hey overlanders...my family of 6 (2 kids and 2 dogs) are moving to the Portland area in late August. Super excited to get away from the hustle of the Bay Area, and crazy prices, and I to more friendlier pastures!


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Hello and welcome to the great PNW.
 

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What’s traffic like? We live roughly 18 miles from work and at time, it could take over an hour..


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Traffic times are very relative on what part of town you're trying to get to. I work on the SW side of Portland where it takes many of my coworkers an hour to commute within Portland to their homes. Let's say 10 to 15 miles. I live 37 miles from work and it takes me under an hour in the morning and an hour on average in the evenings. Both ways during rush hour.
 
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Thought I’d give an update here:

Been a week since we moved. Temporarily living in Milwaukie and working across from the Clackamas mall in happy valley: 10 minute commute, love it! Lol.

Are there some quick trails in the area within an hour or so? Have a few hours of free time on Saturday and want to put the Jeep through an easy pounding lol
 
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You will love the Portland area, I miss OR every day great place to live.
My wife & I agree 100%

The area between Mt. St. Helens & Mt. Adams is nice

Also Tillamook State Forest off OR 6

FYI
OR FS Fire Rules for Vehicles
Shovel 8+" blade & 26+" handle
Fire Extinguisher 2.5# or 1g H2O