Disclaimer- One persons opinion
When I moved to Portland from Seattle in 2012, there were some quirks to Portland that I had not expected. One of those quirks is the strong identity of “East Side” and “West Side.” As a young adult, I was drawn to the center of the city with the perception ‘the closer the better’ to the heart of the city. I found that to be true living in more than a handful of American cities.
BUT, here in Portland there is a distinctive identity and sense of pride to living on the East Side or the West Side. I’ve noticed that as my friends and clients expand their families, some longtime east siders find homes on the westside and those living in the inner neighborhoods of the westside move even further west for more space. When out of town clients come to tour, it’s often one of the first things we identify. In general, are you looking for the neighborhood feel, sidewalks/bike lanes, restaurants and entertainment at your fingertips of the East Side or the big trees, larger lots, larger homes and privacy of the West Side. (Google it for more opinions, I did!)
East Side or West Side, I love to sell homes all over this city. I love working in Beaverton, West Hills, out to Gresham, Overlook, Cully, Laurelhurst, Woodstock, “the numbers” of outer East Side and down to Tigard. I have helped long time residents of the East Side move to the West Side and vice versa. That being said, I have always lived on the East Side. I sometimes dream about living on the West Side in a big ol’ house, with a big ol’ yard with beautiful views but we haven’t found our way there.
When you come to Portland, I would love to show you around our great city and share with you what I have learned and continue to learn about the character of this wonderful city.