Oregon Long-Distance Movers
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Moving between states can be an overwhelming task. Here at Colonial Van Lines, we are here to help make the actual moving part of that task easy and worry-free. Specializing in state-to-state moves is what we do. Here is some useful information about your new home state.
Before putting your boxes into the moving truck, be sure to store important documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards in a safe place that is easy to access in case you need them.
Rest assured that your belongings are in good hands, and enjoy the beginning of your adventure to your new home state!
Moving To Oregon
Oregon is reportedly one of the top relocation destinations in the United States. Oregon boasts a few unique features that few other states share: no sales tax, no pumping your own gas, and one of the smallest carbon footprints.
You’ll probably want to invest in a bike if you don’t already own one. A large percentage of the population in Oregon bikes to work, and there are hundreds of great bike trails throughout the state. Oregon was the first state to create a Bike Friendly Business program, encouraging people to ride their bikes to work and providing resources to help them do so.
While traveling through the state, it is important to remember that texting and handling electronic mobile devices while driving is illegal in Oregon. Doing so can net you a ticket if you get pulled over.
Oregon’s cost of living is rated as near the national average, and the home prices are slightly higher than the national average in many of the larger areas.
Top Cities in Oregon
Oregon boasts a population of nearly 4.2 million people throughout the state. There are a number of great cities in Oregon. Here is a look at some of the biggest cities in the state.
Portland is Oregon’s largest city, with 647,805 people, and their unofficial slogan is “Keep Portland Weird.” They are known for embracing a wide range of differing personality types and managing to blend them all together into a thriving culture. Fun fact: Portland Timbers jersey-wearers get priority boarding on Alaska Airlines flights.
Salem, Oregon, is the second-largest city in the state with a population of 169,798. Salem is located in the Willamette Valley, which is noted for its beautiful views and wineries. It is nearly equidistant between Portland and Eugene.
Eugene is the third-largest city, with 168,916 people, putting in close behind Salem in population size. Eugene is the home of the only sports mascot by Disney, Donald Duck. Donald is the mascot for the University of Oregon. It is also the birthplace of Nike, one of the most popular athletic brands in the United States. Nike still makes its home in Oregon, though they are now headquartered in Beaverton.
In addition to these popular cities is another one of note: Corvallis, the home of Oregon State University, was rated among the top 50 places to live in the United States in 2018.
Oregon ranks highly in the business market as a strong home for starting a business. Magazines such as Forbes have recognized Oregon as having excellent potential for growth and a strong labor market. Facebook, Nike, Swoosh and many others have a strong presence in the state.
Hand in hand with the business rankings go the technology rankings. If you’re looking for high-tech-minded folks, Oregon is the place to be.
Home to a number of great colleges and universities, Oregon boasts some of America’s finest institutions, all of which offer breathtaking views and a wide array of activities to get involved in.
Oregon’s crime rate is below the national average, with the safest cities being Jordan Valley, Junction City, and Yachats.
Oregon is known as the beaver state, as their state animal is the American Beaver. It was named as the state animal in 1969. Once prized for its fur, it was overtrapped by early settlers and its natural territory range was greatly reduced.
Things to do in Oregon
There are things to appeal to every type of adventurer in Oregon. These are just some of the great adventures to be enjoyed during your stay in the state.
If you’re looking for great food, Newport’s seafood and wine festival takes place in late February and provides samples from many of the 200+ wineries located in the state, along food booths that feature local seafood delights. Artists from around the area provide additional entertainment by showing their wares and offering opportunities to meet the artists themselves.
The Portland Rose Festival takes place from the end of May to mid-June and has been held for more than 100 years. It is a festival of rich traditions and has earned the city of Portland recognition as an IFEA World Festival and Event City. The Grand Floral Parade is one of the festival’s most popular events, and it is ranked as one of the top two all-floral parades in the country.
Fun for the whole family comes around in early fall, with the Fall Kite Festival that takes place in mid-October. Held in Lincoln City, the kite festival includes everything from demonstrations by experts to kite-making for kids. There’s a ton of fun to be had at this festival.
The Oregon State Fair, hosted in late August to early September, showcases everything from livestock to floral exhibits and includes horse racing and other entertainment. With typical state fair offerings such as food and musical entertainment, it’s a great showcase for the state in late summer.
For those who love to run, the Portland marathon is held in early October. Offering a variety of races of different types and distances, the annual race has taken place for more than 40 years. It’s recognized as one of the 10 largest such events in the nation.
There’s never a dull moment in this state. From amazing bike trails to exciting festivals and a great cup of coffee or a glass of wine, Oregon has it all.