Post by The Log Lady on Mar 22, 2012 21:29:47 GMT -5
I got in on this board a little late in the game but I have a lot of housing advice if you're still in need. If not, please feel free to ignore the following...
The city of Portland divides up nicely into different quadrants - NW, SW, NE, SE (And let's not forget plain old N). Each area/neighborhood has a different vibe which is part of what makes Portland so awesome. If you're looking for cheaper rent but still want to be living in Portland proper and not suburbs like Gresham or Beaverton, I recommend either the East side or North Portland. That's not to say that you can't find cheap options on the West side if you do some digging, but it's generally more pricey because it's where Downtown and the Pearl District are.
KBC Management is a company that has a lot of apartment rentals around town. You may want to check there among other sites like craigslist. www.kbcmgmt.com/currentrentals/
Someone mentioned tattoo artists in PDX - I happen to think Infinity Tattoo in North Portland on Lombard is fantastic! All the artists are great but I have been going to Alice Kendall. I have also heard stellar things from many people regarding Atlas Tattoo. Good luck with your move!
Post by LumpSquatch on Mar 23, 2012 18:21:30 GMT -5
I actually did that drive last time I came. It's really pretty. Did a little day trip cuz my Toro Y Moi bros were playing Portland and wanted me to come and put me on the guest list. Listened to Todd Barry and Patton Oswalt the whole way to and fro. (WASN'T BORED OR FALLING ASLEEP EITHER)
Post by Horned Fuckin' Gramma on Mar 23, 2012 18:27:16 GMT -5
Nah. Well, maybe. Admittedly I don't often listen to stand-up recordings (except Doug Benson sometimes), but I do seek it out in live settings frequently. Whenever I visit my brother, though, he plays Patton's albums whenever we get in the car. So I've heard most of his albums, but probably not the most recent (depending on when it came out).