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We moved to Portland from the midwest, where we enjoyed a very low cost of living for 7 years. We were eventually driven to move by the rise in crime that accompanied the recession. (Three police chases ended within 2 blocks of our house, the last straw being the one that ended on our front lawn. That was a Wednesday night. Saturday morning my son and I found a loaded gun hidden under a bush. Monday we called a realtor.)
We chose Portland because of the low crime rate and the creative class. We work from home for clients in New York and California, so we were able to bring our jobs with us.
The cost of living here is higher than where we came from, but for us, it's worth it.
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