Well the news is out and we are excited to announce that my fiancé Stephen has accepted a job transfer to OREGON! We are very excited and see this as a great opportunity for our family.
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THE STORY OF OUR NEW ADVENTURE
About 2 months ago Stephen was offered a job transfer with his employer to the Portland area. After much thought and weighing the pros and cons, we knew this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. The cost of living in Southern California is so high and can quite often be a tough place for young families. So we decided to jump at the opportunity and quickly gave his employer our decision, YES!
I’ve only been to Oregon once and it was last summer to visit Stephen’s family in Astoria. I have never been to the Portland area (besides the airport) so I am truly going in blind folded. I quickly joined a mommy group on Facebook for support and guidance with our ‘blind’ move. I say ‘blind’ because we are unable to visit before hand to check out neighborhoods and places to live. I have to say though, I have never felt more welcomed from the Oregon community. Instantly I had moms private messaging me offering guidance and support and I even had moms offering to go in person to check out homes and neighborhoods for us. The out poor of support was exactly what I needed to know in my gut that we are making the right decision for our family.
So here we are exactly 1 week away from our big move. (We will be relocating to Oregon the first week of April). We just got approved on a house and this weekend is our big goodbye celebration. It still hasn’t quite hit me yet, it doesn’t really feel real, but that could be because I haven’t packed a thing! (hah!)
So since I’ve never actually spent time in the Portland area, I would LOVE all of the advice and recommendations I can get! We are definitely going to be exploring a ton when we get there so any suggestions would be extremely helpful.
Do you have a recommendation (restaurant, shops, places to hike, things to do) in the Portland or surrounding areas? Leave it in the comments below!