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Thanks so much for the input, everyone - I like having an accurate account of what it's really like there, and I have asked my DH to please find a job before we go - even though we've done it differently before and we will have the $ from the sale of our house here, I really don't wan to use it to live on, and if it means we need to wait a bit, we will.   That said, we do have a Portland address on his resume, and DH can drive there for an interview if need be - it...
It looks like from my research here and elsewhere that we'll want to live on the eastside, because that's where all the cool kids live? :lol   It will be much easier, I suppose, to know exactly where is best once DH has a job lined up. Or maybe we get the place first, we'll see. I'm hoping for a 6 month or MTM lease so we can move into a home as soon as we're ready to.
Thank you! that is going to save me so much time in my search!
Okay, I updated post #1 a bit. as we're going to rent. That's a good idea about putting a Portland address on DH's resume, I believe I can arrange that (I've got a friend or two there that might lend me their address for such a purpose).   DH is a Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Systems Specialist (I asked him what he is called and he says these). I very much like  the idea of him securing work so we better know where might be a good place to rent - a long...
Not my thread, but since I have similar questions, I've been tracking it. Might I ask, what county is Portland - the city itself - in? I've been searching Craigslist for rentals and it would go so much more quickly if I knew where these areas mentioned ARE.  (There are tabe for the different counties). and is CL a good place to search for rentals? Here in Bc (where I currently live) CL is used for everything.   
Hi! My husband, son and I are about to move to Portland and I am hoping to connect with some other families who have homelearning kiddos around my son's age.   My son is 5.5 years old, is REALLY into Lego and Star Wars, also loves superheroes, dressing in costumes, and doing LOTS of Star Wars and hero based pretend play. Oh, and pirates! and knights!   He's a gentle kiddo and we're just really looking forward to connecting with other homelearning families in the...
So we're about to move to the Portland area, and I guess what I need is words of wisdom about rentals and neighborhoods. I've been reading all of the threads here about living in PDX. So far based on my reading we're looking at: Hosford-Abernathy, Laurelhurst, Grant Park/hollywood, Mt Tabor, Beaumont, Alameda, Irvington, Clinton, Sunnyside, Southeast Portland, Woodstock. I have a few other questions: How's the IT market there? Maybe you shouldn't tell me. We're...
Lego! For math and patterns, it cannot be beat.   My son is 5 and he actually likes playing monopoly - we bought the star Wars version as he is a HUGE Star Wars fan. In it you trade and count money, buy properties, collect rent, count the dice rolls, etc. All sorts of math and life skills in there.   He also loves doing puzzles, and did I mention building Lego?
Most anything you'd want to know logistically is in the website. I've immigrated and lived in Canada for four years now, if you have specific questions I will try to answer them.
We found that doing a GAPS/Paleo approach has been effective. Means eliminating all grains, all refined foods, anything processed, and keeping fruit to a minimal amount, like 1 serving/day maximum. Also the supplementing with CLO/high vitamin butter oil, fish oil and BioKult probiotic, as well as taking daily detox baths (part of GAPS protocol). Oh, and lots of good fats, protein, veggies, and fermented foods. And my DS has SEVERE decay, in almost every tooth. Enamel...
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