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I'm not saying there arent independents, but if you want a job pulling cable at a large site like Intel, you'll have to do so through the union rat bastards.
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Im just passing through here as I'm not a Bronco owner (but lately been really wanting one) but I live in southern Oregon. The real thing to figure out is how far away from the Portland area you would be okay with, because there's really a huge variety of climate and lifestyles. I personally find most of western Oregon to be much too "blue" for my taste, although everything east of I-5 may as well be Idaho as far as politics goes, except for some in Bend that 2/3 chunk of the state is much more "common sense" I would say. Its also much more dry, high desert, and less populated. The good thing is you can find nice small towns in every corner of the state, and close to the bigger places. As far as the rain, that's mostly Willamette Valley and the coast. Im in Medford (Rogue Valley) which is just across the border from CA, and its much more dry and mello climate wise than the Portland area, but its generally green at the same time. This county is about 150k in population, and there are some jobs but they are usually more medical based. There are those that diss people from CA, but don't let that stop you because most people you will meet here came from CA. Property and income tax sucks, but theres no sales tax and vehicle registrations are cheaper and simpler than most states, last two years, and unless you're in one of a few areas theres no smog. Also its easy to get a conseal carry permit for those who value that sort of thing :-) Now I just gotta find a decent Bronco around here.
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Thanks for the information Alan.. Good luck on that Bronco!!!!.. I was looking around Medford as well. Newberg is still where I found houses we like the most. But, anywhere I can get approved and a good price is where we will end up. I don't mine being about 45mins or so away from the big cities. I like the country. Dense land and not many people.

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Newberg is still where I found houses we like the most. But, anywhere I can get approved and a good price is where we will end up. I don't mine being about 45mins or so away from the big cities. I like the country. Dense land and not many people.
Newberg is a buyers market right now. It's not the kind of market where you are paying 25% over asking, but you will pay the asking price.

It's also about as far out as I would want to live if I still worked up in the Metro area.

If you guys come up for a visit, let me know. I'll show you around a bit.

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Newberg is a buyers market right now. It's not the kind of market where you are paying 25% over asking, but you will pay the asking price.

It's also about as far out as I would want to live if I still worked up in the Metro area.

If you guys come up for a visit, let me know. I'll show you around a bit.
We will be up around December. Our Son's baby is due around the end of the month. Probably be a week up there.

We will be selling our house down here. We are not upside down on it, so we should have a little breathing room when looking for a home up there.

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I'm a little late to this thread, but feel compelled to chime in. I moved here a year ago (outside of Salem). Moved from Arizona (lived in Northern CA for 6 years and grew up in New Jersey as well) and I love it here. I don't mind the rain at all, but you do have to account for it. If you don't like rainy or overcast days, you may want to just visit or take vitamin D daily. Gorgeous is an understatement. If you like the outdoors, it doesn't get much better than this. I like Portland, but only to visit and personally would avoid it and its surrounding cities. I couldn't live there mostly because the traffic is on par with SoCal.

Yes, the state does things that make you scratch your head at times, but your going to get that anywhere in one form or another.

Bottom line, I moved and haven't looked back. The fact that you have family here, only makes it better.

Best of luck with your escape from CA!
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I have live in the PNW almost my entire life and love it here. You will notice, even on a visit, we have a much slower pace. Now granted the cities can get pretty busy and hectic at just about any time, but get off the beaten path...and its all gravy. I live in the sticks. Even then, if we decide to go to Portland or Seattle its a 3hr drive, and when we are going in, everyone else is going out. Its the same on the way home.

I'm not sure I could bring myself to move to anywhere other then to BC or AK.

Congrats on the new addition to the family and good luck your decision.

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Any updates B-Man? Still won't be any members near me within 100 miles, but if I make a trip in any direction, there's FSB owners! So congrats on the child and get the fawk out of Cali lol
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Any updates B-Man? Still won't be any members near me within 100 miles, but if I make a trip in any direction, there's FSB owners! So congrats on the child and get the fawk out of Cali lol
I'm a lot closer than 100 miles ****
I live in LaPine and work in Bend, also there have been several peeps stop by here that live in Bend, I've seen their rigs on occasion s

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My aunt and uncle lived in LaPine way back in the '70s and '80s. Never got to visit, especially when Uncle Otis died, but Aunt Karen described LaPine as "don't blink or you'll miss it."

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My aunt and uncle lived in LaPine way back in the '70s and '80s. Never got to visit, especially when Uncle Otis died, but Aunt Karen described LaPine as "don't blink or you'll miss it."
Ha! Pretty accurate although it's grown up a LOT! We even got a Stoplight! (that makes 2 total) the area is a huge spread out area thought, it's crazy how many homes are actually there...

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I'm a lot closer than 100 miles ****
I live in LaPine and work in Bend, also there have been several peeps stop by here that live in Bend, I've seen their rigs on occasion s
Hmm.. Didn't know of anyone with a FSB on here. I see them running around all day, but never a member. I'm out between Redmond and Sisters but work in Bend as well.

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Any updates B-Man? Still won't be any members near me within 100 miles, but if I make a trip in any direction, there's FSB owners! So congrats on the child and get the fawk out of Cali lol
Just trying to get the house together to sell. The granddaughter is arriving around Christmas time, so, around that time I will be in the area.. Going to attempt to see some houses while up there, but, not the best time to do it. lol..


Gonna get my resume online soon and hopefully have some leads for a job so when we do move, I hope to have a job shortly after.

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Well, moving is never a fun task (especially in winter) so safe travels and good luck on the house/job search!

Not too familiar with the area you're going to so I can't be much help unfortunately
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