Sunday, March 23, 2008
My wife and I have a new obsession. It is with Portland, Oregon. We have been suffering from nesting syndrome lately and buying a house in Santa Monica is a hard reality to grasp on to. The houses in our current renting neighborhood start at about a million easy. We were watching a show on HGTV called House Hunters and they just happened to have a Portland week. After falling in love with it on tv we did a crapload of research and discovered that it is voted the city most like Austin, Texas (which is our other favorite city in the US). We’re roughly planning a trip there asap to do some recon work and to check out areas like Lake Oswego and the Pearl District. I am thinking we’ll stay at the swank Ace Hotel because it has custom rooms and great prices. It reminds me of the Hotel San Jose on Congress in Austin. I’ll keep you posted with our new obsession and how our plans on moving there progress. Currently we have a 3 year plan to move there in 2010/2011 or so. I just hope the houses stay at the prices they are now. It seems like a steal.