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Moving to Portland Can Be Easier With These Tips

If you're making plans to move to Portland, Oregon, you can lessen the stress by arranging to have SMARTBOX Moving & Storage take care of the hard work. That will leave you free to focus on the details and plan for what you'll do once you get to this fascinating city. We offer versatility in moving and can store your belongings if necessary, which can go a long way in simplifying your move and easing your frustrations. You can relax and leave it up to the experienced pros at SMARTBOX!

Welcome to Portland

Portland is the most populous city in Oregon, with an estimated population of 647,805, and the largest by land area. It's a major Pacific Northwest port in the Willamette Valley region. Did you know it gets its name from Portland, Maine, across the country? William Overton and Francis W. Pettygrove, the early owners of the settlement that would become Portland, both wanted to name it after their respective hometowns of Boston, Maine, and Portland, Maine. Pettygrove's Portland won in a series of two out of three coin tosses.

Portland is a progressive city known for its high walkability, bridges, bicyclists and bicycle paths, extensive public transportation, and more than 10,000 acres of public parks. You'll also find ample coffee shops and microbreweries and a strong focus on farm-to-table dining and sustainability. Art, theater, and music thrive here.

Special Points of Interest

"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening grew up in Portland on Evergreen Terrace, which the Simpson family lives on, as well. Groening used his hometown to inspire some of his characters. Bart Simpson is immortalized in cement at Lincoln High School and signed by Groening, who added "Class of 1972" to the drawing. The connections to the TV show include Flanders Street, which provided the name for Ned Flanders.

If you're an avid reader, acquaint yourself with the amazing Powell's City of Books, which covers an entire block and houses more than a million books in 3,500 sections. It's the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.

Beautiful gardens abound in Portland; among them is the Lan Su Chinese Gardens, an authentically built garden in the Ming Dynasty style. The garden features bridges, pavilions, covered walkways, and lush plants around a lovely lake. It was built by artisans from Suzhou, China, Portland's sister city.

Washington Park, Portland's signature park, boasts the Oregon Zoo, a pair of museums, and many gardens, including the Portland Japanese Garden, which has been described as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. The garden covers 12.4 acres in 12 separate garden spaces and has an authentic Japanese Tea House. Also in Washington Park is the scenic International Rose Test Garden, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It's the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. More than 8,000 roses are on display.

The Portland Farmers Market runs eight weekly markets from spring through fall, featuring fresh produce and much, much more. For a more unusual food treat, Voodoo Doughnut draws residents and visitors who line up 24/7 to try some of the most unusual doughnuts in the world, with toppings including bacon and Oreos.

The Portland Art Museum, the oldest museum in the Northwest, features spectacular collections, including an extensive Native American art collection, along with six stories of modern art, special exhibitions, and an outdoor sculpture court. The art museum has family activities every Sunday. Families can also enjoy the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which provides 219,000 square feet of science fun. The museum has hundreds of interactive displays and exhibits in five huge halls.

Moving to Portland

If you're getting ready to move to Portland, give our friendly team a call at SMARTBOX to learn about the options available. We'd be happy to do some of the legwork for you in getting your belongings carefully transported to your new city. We get that you have your own unique needs and desires when it comes to moving your stuff, and we're willing to go the distance to give you just what you want so you can relax. When you call, one of our friendly representatives will discuss your specific situation with you and provide helpful ideas for your move. You'll also get a free quote and additional information.

Moving Locally in Portland

You may be moving to a home in Portland from another home in Portland, in which case your move should be simpler and less stressful than a long-distance move. But it's still a good situation to take advantage of the moving and storage services provided by our professionals at SMARTBOX for a stress-free move. If you need temporary storage, we have portable storage containers and climate-controlled storage units that can accommodate your items until you need them delivered. Local moves are a breeze with SMARTBOX!

Storage Options

SMARTBOX offers more than just moving services. Combining transportation with storage lets you move out of one place and into another with a safe and simple storage solution tying everything together. If you need temporary storage, we can bring you storage containers that you can fill with your packed items, and we can deliver the containers to a climate-controlled storage unit if necessary until you're ready for them. This versatility makes SMARTBOX an excellent choice for even the most complicated moves and can make the process ultimately less complicated.

Moving From Portland

Moving from Portland to another location? We'd be happy to make your move simple and low-stress through our moving and storage solutions. Our experienced pros at SMARTBOX will treat your belongings as they would treat their own. If you're moving out of state, you may want in-transit insurance for an extra layer of protection in case of accidents. Also, if you're a member of the military, a college student, or a university faculty member, you'll get a discount on our affordable rates.

If you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to give us a call. We have friendly, experienced representatives waiting to hear from you and explain our services. We're on your side when it comes to the often stressful job of moving. Let SMARTBOX give you the relief of knowing experienced moving pros are taking care of business for you!


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