what you MUST KNOW before moving to Portland, Oregon! people, weather, getting a job, and more…



Hi! I have gotten a lot of questions about Portland, why I am leaving, what I love about, and truly what living here is like so I wanted to sum it all up in a video for you.
Timestamps are below:

2:30 WEATHER (how it really is)
6:03 JOB MARKET (be prepared!)
9:00 NO SALES TAX
10:14 NATURAL BEAUTY IN OREGON
11:52 ALCOHOL CULTURE
12:38 WEED (lol)
13:00 SMALL BUSINESS + ENTREPRENEURSHIP
14:12 THE PEOPLE (stereotypes, the truth, etc.)
17:27 DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, RACIST HISTORY, and more
20:20 THE LBGTQ+ SCENE IN PORTLAND
21:53 THE FOOD SCENE (yum)
23:23 POPULATION GROWTH, OREGONIAN ATTITUDE TOWARD PEOPLE MOVING HERE (especially to Portland)
26:32 OUTRO

I know A LOT of people are interested in Portland and Oregon at large so I hope this video was helpful if you’re considering moving here. It’s a city well-known for the quirky people of Portlandia and bad weather, but not much else nationally. I hope this video gives you the information you need to decide about a move (but try to visit first!) or simply better enjoy your Oregon vacation. I didn’t touch on cost-of-living in this video because it is so subjective and Portland may be way more expensive or way cheaper than where you are moving from. I like using websites like and Smart Asset to compare cost of living between cities.

If this helps you, please give the video a like and feel free to subscribe to the channel for other videos 🙂 love ya!

Kenzie