Portland December 21, 2016
8 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Move To Portland
Maybe you visited once and love it, or have even spent a good amount of time here. We do have a great city, after all. However, in case you want to give moving here a second thought, here are 8 reasons you should reconsider moving to Portland.
1. Rent is Skyrocketing Everywhere
Rent is out of control, and that is if you can even find a place. Unless you have a job making a really reasonable salary, chances are what you can afford and what is available will not align.
2. Houses Are Pretty Few and Far Between Too
Sure we have trendy neighborhoods with lots of bars and restaurants, but good luck finding a house to buy in one of those. The inventory here is at an all-time low, leaving potential homeowners to seriously overbid on homes, driving the prices up even further.
3. It Rains ... A Lot
In case you didn't know because you came here during the summer when it was clear and beautiful, we get a lot of rain here. Unless you like being drenched from November through June, you probably should stay put where you are.
4. You May Have Too Much Fun
With breweries, wineries, and live music at every turn, there's a good chance that you may just want to hang out all the time and skip working altogether.
5. Nature Will Call You
It's hard to go to work when there are so many fun hikes and parks to explore. And then the snow comes and you want to head to Mt. Hood.
6. Portland Drivers Are The Worst
This is not just speculation, although you can easily draw your own conclusion on this one by driving across town. According to Allstate, we are actually some of the most collision-prone in the country.
7. We Don't Do Snow Well
The whole city shuts down when there is an inch of snow and accidents ensue. Are you ready for the semiannual Snowpacolypse?
8. We Are Overdue For The Big One
In case you didn't read the New Yorker article that came out about the big earthquake that is looming in the future, give that a read. We live in between denial and disaster preppers here, but you have a choice to subject yourself to this game of chance. We are overdue for a big one, and the time is just ticking away.
Anyone else have any compelling reasons not to move to Portland? Let us know in the comments below.