According to an article posted in Business Insider recently, “Keep Portland weird – code for keeping it a well-kept secret – might become a challenge for locals as population soars in this Pacific Northwest metropolis”.
Despite an influx of newcomers, Portland prides itself on having a generally “weird” atmosphere where it feels like a small town but still has plenty of big city amenities. The ability to bike, worry free, to the local coffee shop or brewery makes Portland a popular spot for new-to-the-workforce-no-kids-yet Millennials and Hipsters alike. Read more
Skilled workers in traditional tech hubs like the Bay Area view Portland as an ideal place to find a job and more affordable living.
Nick Krautter is the author of The Golden Handoff: How to Buy and Sell a Real Estate Agent’s Business which debuted number one on Amazon for mergers and acquisitions. His goal is to teach real estate agents how to grow their business and to help them later retire and benefit from their years of hard work. For the last decade Nick has been a Realtor in Portland, Oregon, where he leads a team and frequently serves as a real estate expert for the media.