Since we moved to The Great Northwest, well, officially, it was on November 11, 2006, that we left Salt Lake City, Utah, to arrive in Ontario, Oregon, where we stayed the night. It wasn't until late afternoon on November 12, 2006, that we arrived at our home in Beaverton, Oregon (thank you to all those who helped us unload the largest truck Pensky had to offer).
When we arrived we quickly assimilated into the environmentally-friendly culture practices, such as recycling, re-using, and remembering to take our own green bags to the grocery store. The "People's Republic of Portland," as it if often referred to here, offers activities for families as well as for adults, which was one of the main reasons we decided to make the move. To add to that, Portland is one of the most livable cities in the United States — my guess is the accessibility (one of the nations greatest public transportation systems (www.trimet.org) and the environmental practices, but, again, only guesses.
The Portland-metro area is one of the most attractive locations to live: music, local pubs, arts, learning, creativity, architecture, history, neighborhoods, fishing, hiking, and the outdoors. As you can tell, there's a little something for everyone.
We're so glad that we made the move to the Portland-metro area. It's been one of the best things for our family, and Sofía loves all the activities for kids her age as well. She and her papi went to Powell's Books ( http://www.powellsbooks.com/) last night, which is local to Portland, and, of course, she loved it.
So if any of you ever want to make a trip to The Great Northwest, you'll have a place to stay. For some brief information about the Portland-metro area, check out this Website: http://wikitravel.org/en/Portland_%28Oregon%29