Moving to Portland Oregon

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Have you decided that moving to Portland Oregon, the City of Roses, is going to be your next step? Congratulations! But before you book your tickets and start house-hunting, take some time to find a team of reliable movers who will help you relocate safely and promptly.

How Do I Move to Portland? With Cross Country Movers, Of Course

Picking a place where you’ll live for the next few months or years is not easy. But in these hectic times, you should not forget that finding reliable movers is also a crucial decision that could impact your relocation. Cross Country Movers have years of experience in relocating people across the country. Whether you’re currently on the east coast, or in the nearby state of California, the CCM team will make sure everything goes smoothly.

At CCM, we strive to provide only the best services, with a special accent on customer care and relationship with our clients. We are not just shipping boxes and packing items. We are helping people execute one of the biggest changes in their lives. So whether you choose the CCM team for your first ever relocation or the fifteenth, you can rest assured that we will offer nothing but professional and stellar service.

Moving Services Provided by Cross Country Movers

Whether you’re relocating from a one-bedroom apartment or a family house, you have several vehicles or a significant amount of fragile items requiring custom crating, CCM has the right solution for you. We offer all relocation-related services, and we are also ready to tackle any special request, so if you have some questions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We believe that the quality of our services is our strongest feature and that we can give you the best service for your money. From car shipping, packing, providing supplies, and shipping everything across the country and taking care of your belongings in our storage units. Wherever you’re relocating, we’ve got you covered. In case you are from or relocating to some of the few states we don’t usually cover, give us a call, we might find a way to fulfill your request.

Let CCM Pack and Move Your Entire Household

Of course, you can pack your own belongings. Everyone has tried it at least once, but after you let our team of movers pack your stuff, you won’t ever in your life want to pack household items on your own again. Why? Well, our packers pack thousands of different items on a daily level, and they have a hack for everything. Antique vases, large TV screens, or glassware, you name it, they have already done it and know how to pack it faster and safer than you.

What's Included in CCM's Full Packing Service

We won’t just carefully wrap every item and make sure it arrives on its destination intact. We will put a barcode sticker on it and scan it once we load it and unload it, so there’s not a chance that something gets lost. When you choose our full service, we bring all necessary packing supplies, including bubble wrap, wrapping paper, cushioning material, mattress covers, and boxes of all sizes.

Another convenient part of this service is that our movers will disassemble every piece of furniture, and assemble it once it’s in your new home. And, while we do not do unpacking of the boxes, we will place each box in its room at the new home according to the plan you provided us with.

Your Belongings Are Insured With Us

Everything that was packed by our team of movers is covered by the mandatory liability insurance of 60 cents per pound. However, we always advise our clients to opt for the additional full value replacement coverage for household items, just in case. Unfortunately, we’re not able to insure items that were not packed by the members of our team, and the same goes for packing supplies.

How We Form the Price

Due to many companies that tend to scam their clients by offering extremely low prices and then keeping the client’s belongings as a hostage until they get more money, this industry became notorious. To avoid any relations with such scams, CCM strives to do its business transparently by offering guaranteed prices based solely on the amount of stuff on the client’s inventory list.

CCM Gives You 30 Days of Free Storage

In case your home is not ready yet, you would like to do a bit of remodeling, or you’re staying at a friend’s house until you find something convenient, you need a place for your belongings. And this is the part when CCM saves the day, and your budget, by giving you one month of free storage space. There is no obligation to continue using that storage and paying a fee after that one month unless you want it.

Car Shipping to Portland Oregon With CCM

Can’t imagine relocating without your precious four-wheeler? We understand you. Many Americans would rather ship their car cross country then bother with selling and buying a new one. Car shipping service is especially convenient for families who have several vehicles or for owners of classics and expensive models. They like to keep their precious four-wheelers safe and sound during the long transport.

We understand that every part of relocation is stressful in its own way, and car shipping is no exception from that. That is why our mission is to make sure the shipping is done at the scheduled time and without any unpleasant surprises. CCM offers door-to-door car shipping, which means that as long as our truck can access your home, your four-wheeler will be on your doorstep. Otherwise, we agree to meet the client at the nearest parking lot.

Open Trailer Auto Transport

There is no faster way to ship your car cross country than to send it on the road on the open trailer. These trailers can carry up to nine vehicles, and they are also the most affordable option for auto transport. In case of any external damage such as scratches and dents, the car is insured for up to $100,000.00.

Enclosed Trailer Auto Transport

Although enclosed trailers move a bit slower and cannot accommodate so many vehicles, they are still the safest way to ship your precious car without risking any external damage. All vehicles transported this way are covered with insurance for external damage up to $500,000.00.

What Should I Know Before Moving to Portland?

As Oregon’s largest city, PDX has approximately 2.4 million residents in its metro area, and newcomers just keep coming. As one of them, you’re probably wondering about all the things you should know before becoming a Portlander. Well, there are quite a few things, but we won’t tell you all. Some of them you’ll have to discover when you start living like a local.

Things to Know Before Moving to Portland

  • PDX is one very eco-friendly place, so as a local, you will have to get used to recycling, composting, reusing, and all other forms of sustainable living.
  • Portlanders have a special appreciation for craft products such as beer and coffee. So although there are more than 100 Starbucks coffee shops around PDX, a true local will always prefer going to small local cafes.
  • Locals enjoy riding their bikes. It is a convenient and eco-friendly way to go around town. There are plenty of parking spots, especially for bikes, trails, and overall this is a very bike-friendly place.
  • The state of Oregon does not have sales tax. However, it does have an income tax higher than in many other states, so that is something to keep in mind.
  • PDX has the highest number of strip clubs per capita in the entire US, so if that is something you’re not into, research your future neighborhood thoroughly.

What are the Best Neighborhoods in PDX?

PDX has 95 neighborhoods that are officially recognized, but unofficially there are a lot more of them, so going through them all can be very time-consuming. Therefore, you should know your priorities and needs and determine some criteria that will help you pick the right community. If you need any advice and something to start with, here are our top picks:

  • Nob Hill
  • Downtown
  • Pearl District
  • West End
  • Buckman

Is the Weather in PDX as Bad as They Say?

When it comes to weather, the truth is, it really rains a lot. But you’ll notice that no one actually makes a big deal about it. People who live here don’t really like the rain, but they also don’t bother using an umbrella unless there is heavy rainfall, which doesn’t happen so often as you might be assuming. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year, and PDX gets around 44, so it’s not such a significant difference.

Is It Expensive to Live in Portland Oregon?

When compared to the US average, the cost of living in PDX is higher. However, that is compensated by the average salary also being higher than the national average, so we can say that the overall quality of life in PDX is high or satisfying. How expensive it will be to live in PDX depends on several factors, and housing is the most significant one. If you’re looking to buy a property, keep in mind that the median home price is almost as double than the national average.

How Much Money Do You Need to Live Comfortably in PDX?

The average monthly net salary goes around $3800, which can be more than enough to cover all monthly expenses for a single adult, including the rent for an apartment in a central location. In case you have a roommate or a family member who’s also looking to find a job, living in PDX will become way more comfortable. The best is to prepare yourself on time for a bit of budgeting in the beginning, until you realize how much you’ll really need to spend if you don’t have a job offer waiting for you in the City of Roses.

Top Hiring Companies and Job Opportunities in PDX

One of the main industries here is high tech, and many decide to move here first and then search for a job position. One of the things you’ll certainly notice around PDX is the number of people who work remotely, from numerous co-working spaces and cafes. Although the number of the remote workforce is continuously increasing in PDX, there are still enough traditional job positions that offer working from an office.

Portland’s Top Employers

  • Intel
  • Nike
  • US Bank
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Wells Fargo
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • The Standard
  • The Boeing Co

Moving to Portland Oregon Advice – It’s Important to Stay Connected to Your Friends

When relocating, people usually focus on meeting new friends, neighbors, and coworkers, forgetting that they still need to nurture their old friendships. Whether or not your friends help you with relocation, don’t forget to call them to visit PDX. Take them on tour around breweries, go sightseeing on bikes, or walking in the rain. If you like living in this city, share your experience and story about the City of Roses.

Our Customer Stories

Thousands of people move with Cross Country Movers every year, and these are just some of their stories.

Morgan O.
  • Morgan O.

    I have plenty of antique furniture, and I was surprised to see how they handled it all. I was observing carefully, and from what I’ve seen, they seem to know what they’re doing, so it was definitely worth every cent.

    Izzy J.
  • Izzy J.

    As someone who moves frequently, I have worked with numerous companies. But now, I am pretty sure I finally found the one I will gladly hire again. Well done, Cross Country Movers!

    Michael P.
  • Michael P.

    Thank you for professional and timely service, my family couldn’t have done this without the best crew in the moving industry. Just keep rocking, I mean, moving!

    Julia K.
  • Julia K.

    I had loads of stuff, and these guys packed it all in no time! Don’t know how they did it. I wish they were there to unpack though, seriously, you need to include that service ASAP!

    Jennifer S.
  • Jennifer S.

    They were very careful with everything, especially with glassware and other fragile items, I am impressed by how they wrapped and packed everything so promptly. I will certainly consider hiring them again for my next relocation.

    David M.
  • David M.

    I just moved out of my parents’ place with these guys. They are the best, special thanks to them. I just wish I could tip them more.

    Dereck T.
  • Dereck T.

    Everything was fine, although I expected that they would be able to deliver a bit earlier than arranged, but ok, it was still a pleasant experience.

    Meghan R.
  • Meghan R.

    Absolutely exceeded my expectations, stellar service. Everything was as agreed and on time, easily one of my best moving experiences so far. I highly recommend Cross Country Movers to anyone who’s tired of unprofessional scammers.

    Chuck P.
  • Chuck P.

    I am very happy with how they managed everything, even my wife was impressed, which says a lot. We are a big family with a lot of children, so we have a lot of unnecessary stuff, but we like to drag them wherever we move, so special thanks to these guys for sticking through, packing it all, and shipping to our new home.

    Joan M.
  • Joan M.

    I like to think that I have finally been rewarded for years of dealing with scamming moving companies and that God sent me to Cross Country Movers. I could write a book about all the bad experiences I have, so it is safe to say that I was a bit skeptical. But these guys proved me wrong. There are trustworthy companies, after all!

    Mickey L.
  • Mickey L.

    My friends warned me that I should not move during the summer, but I still wanted to do it. Luckily, Cross Country Movers managed to find some time for me and help me move closer to the beach and have the best summer ever. Warm regards from the sunny West Coast.

    Tim B.
  • Tim B.

    I can’t believe I hit the jackpot on the moving lottery from the first shot! It all happened so quickly. I got a job offer on Monday and decided to leave everything and book my relocation on Wednesday. Cross Country Movers were there for me and guided me through the entire process since I never really moved out of my hometown, nor did I have the time to do the research. I am more than grateful to them.

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