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Is portland, oregon good place for raising kids?

My friend recently got a job offer from a company in portland oregon she is still collecting information about life style there specially in terms of schools and housing? she wants to live in a good area with good community and schools.

Asked By: redcorel - 5/19/2009
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Portland is generally a good place to live and raise kids but the key factor is good family morales and values to keep kids out of trouble. l have lived here for about 15 years and I am ready to move out. There is gang violence here from time to time and your friend needs to put importance on family activities and... More
Answered By: tami d - 5/20/2009
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Good area's: the Pearl District, a little more 'upscale' financially, but worth the culture and (for the most part) clean atmosphere; Northwest Portland is a good area.... I can talk to my mom, who's lived in Portland her entire life, and ask her what the "better" living area's are... More
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Answered By: -=FatesRevenge=- - 5/19/2009
 
not near downtown portland...lots of hood rats
Answered By: LovesPugs* - 5/19/2009
 
Portland has the cultural institutions common to large cities, but with less crime and very little corruption. The schools are reasonably good, especially in the suburbs, though you wouldn't know that from reading the funding debates ( http://oregonmag.com/TMookSchools.htm ). Oregon schools' SAT scores and funding... More
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Answered By: wally k - 5/19/2009
 
hell yeah!
Answered By: Erica - 5/20/2009
 
not really
Answered By: none - 5/20/2009
 
I grew up in SE portland and I loved it! It was a very very nice neighborhood, we never had any problems. It was right across the street from my elementary school (a park just on the other side of that), close enough to my middle school that i only took one public bus, and my high school was close enough to walk to... More
Answered By: gitchaglowstix - 5/20/2009
 
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