I'd move back to Oregon in a heartbeat. I grew up in Portland and downright disgusted of the housing costs there anymore. Ever since Oregon was 'found' by Californians, Oregon has just been ruined for the most part. That and the combination of illegals, just is such a big turnoff. Washington county has the highest population of mexican/illegals of pretty much any county. If you look at www.kgw.com,
that would give you an idea of whats going on in the Portland/Vancouver area. Portlanders pay about 1/2 of their income for housing, not the typical 30 to 33% ratio that lenders like to see.
But I can tell you what, live in an RV park for sometime and save some money that way. But Portland area, you can goto Seattle, the coast, Mount St. Helens, the Dechutes river for rafting or fishing, make sure you goto Camp Sherman.............
I am in the Texas Hill Country for now.....I am very not impressed about Texas whatsoever.........so over-rated, but I am here for my 7 yr old son, so thats just how it is.
Oregon has NO sales tax, which I am all for!!! I am sick of paying sales tax on EVERYTHING, even used cars, esp when sales tax was paid on that same car when it was new. I'd rather pay income tax, at least that is directly proportional to your income.
I just get a laugh at these Texans!! They feel sorry for people up North!!! For what, being thin or educated? Nope.......for the cold weather!! Thats funny........we love the rain and the four seasons