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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of packing up and moving north.

If you had a choice where in Oregon would you move!

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Depends on what turns you on

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Need good fishing, good people and some arts for my wife.
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Fishing and arts?

Hey Casey,
Look at Ashland. Near good water, and plenty of the cultural stuff a wife might enjoy.
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Thanks I will check that out.
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Need good fishing, good people and some arts for my wife.
If you want to be 'spendy,' Ashland, but you can drive there from Medford in 20 minutes. For pure 'affordability,' a new home/neighborhood where I live in White City (6-7 miles NE of Medford). For a similar home (vs. Ashland) you'll pay fifty cents on the dollar sort of thing. Lived here well over two years and I've only seen a Police Neighborhood drive by a half dozen times. No need?

"Happy Valley" in SE Portland also comes to mind. Minutes to 205 to where ever for Northern Oregon Rivers.

Edit: Sorry Ant, you and I were posting at the same time.

Edit/Edit: Good call on the link Jim.

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Need good fishing, good people and some arts for my wife.
How 'bout 2 out of 3? LOL, just kidding....

I'm partial to the east side of the cascades. But I don't live there, just show up every now and then take some of their fish, drink some of their beer, and leave a few dollars.
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How 'bout 2 out of 3? LOL, just kidding....

I'm partial to the east side of the cascades. But I don't live there, just show up every now and then take some of their fish, drink some of their beer, and leave a few dollars.
That would be Bend, Or. K-falls is ok in a small way. Want 'City,' Bend is your only choice. Not a drinker, but the Deschutes Brew's in Bend are outstanding. Did the 'sampler' tray and was a 'This is VERY GOOD!'

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Do you need to work? If so, that will weight things toward the Portland Metro area for sheer range of opportunities. Someone mentioned Happy Valley. Could also suggest Canby area for livability. Both should put you 20-30 minutes from downtown for arts.
For the wide range of opportunity it is hard to beat Portland (SW Washington streams, coastal streams, Clackamas, Sandy, and 2 hrs to the Deschutes).

Eugene/Springfield would have to make the list - local rivers, 60 miles to the NU, coastal streams. University town.

Does weather matter? Every step north & west is a bit more grey and wet. Medford/Ashland are dry country. Bend is dry. Portland is green and grey through the winter months.
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We moved from Michigan to Nevada for job reasons and hate the dry weather and miss snow and rain deeply!

Never thought of Bend might check that out.

Got to have god steelhead near.

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Bend is nice for a lot of reasons but just be aware...when November/December comes you're "land locked". It's a major undertaking to get across the mountains to fish the valley or coastal streams. Even running up to the Sandy or Clack will take you over Hood and that means probably an hour of driving on ice and snow

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hate the dry weather and miss snow and rain deeply!
You live in the Tahoe area and miss snow??

Maybe I'm missing something but in my younger years I did a lot of skiing in them thar hills.

Stay away from the Portland area! Had a nephew who moved there and turned into a liberal overnight....
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