Where is anyone hating on Portland, let alone "everybody"? Because people aren't saying it's all rainbows and sunshine and vegan goods doesn't mean they're hating. Portland had a legend of it being this great mecca for hipsters, vegans, hippies, artists, liberals, etc., and so tons of people who identify as such pack their bags and go there, and lots find that the hype isn't all that great or the charm of the city gets lost fast once they get to know the people. Some people move there and love it, and just as many move there and end up hating it. Being realistic about a place isn't "hating" it. Unless you have a substantial sum of money saved or work from home, you need a job, which for certain types it's difficult to find in Portland. In Chicago my uncle and his bf never had a single problem finding a job, but they've been in Portland for almost a year and still haven't found one. So me saying to ensure a job is waiting if you decide to move there isn't uncalled for. When someone is thinking about moving anywhere, you need to know the good and the bad, explore all your options, and see if it's a fit for you. Preferably, spend some time in the area, then see if it's a good fit. Job availability is a big factor in moving to a place. My uncle didn't do that and is having a hard time. My grandma is going to move there next month and live near him. She doesn't work, so it's different for her, but she spent two weeks there a few months ago and really liked it. She's going through everything she needs to do to make sure she can actually have a life there, something that a lot of people who go there don't do, which includes 8 people I personally know.Originally Posted by LilBigBug
At this point, jobs are hard to find EVERYWHERE, not just Portland. I have friends that live in Portland, and they've had no problems finding jobs, I really don't see why everybody is hating on Portland.