So it's looking like maybe 90% that Gary and I are moving to Portland on August 1st. We will live there for one year, unless I don't get a job, at which point "one year" will become "indefinitely or at least one additional year."
I am excited! Hopefully some of you will hang out with us just like Old Times. We will let you throw our dog's disgusting tennis ball.
The thing is, holy shit! Craigslist is soul-sucking. There is nothing. NOTHING! Since I moved away, has there emerged some new secret cooler apartment website in Portland? Because everything on Craigslist is in apartment complexes on like 173rd and Halsey or whatever.
Do you think this is just because I checked the "dog" box? Are we doomed to live on 173rd and Halsey just because of our nice stinky friend? Serious advice is needed.
Also, we would really appreciate y'all people keeping y'all's eyes peeled for something vaguely within the following parameters:
- under $850
- 2 bedroom would obviously be great but location is more important than that extra bedroom
- somewhere cool (close-in, in any quadrant, really)
- dogs allowed
- outside space of some sort? Even just a wee patio for an herb planter?
- not next to a frat house filled with horrible screaming 18 year olds. "Been there done that" IOWA REFERENCE
Where are all the wee guesthouses? Where have all the flowers gone?
Can anyone help us please. Advice on where to even look for apartments would be much appreciated. Where does cool stuff get posted? Because either LITERALLY NO COOL PLACE allows dogs, or there are no cool places on craigslist. Or it's possible $850 has somehow become an unreasonable amount to pay even for a one bedroom, in pdx? Is this possible? Holy shit I don't even have a job