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Moving to Portland

Here's some helpful tips.

The motto, “Portland is where young people go to retire,” has become a sense of norm in Portland, along with older generations seeking a more convenient lifestyle. Our streets are lined with bike lanes, train tracks, and greenery so you can live a sustainable daily life.


Find a Moving Company

When moving across state lines, be very careful of moving scams. Moving companies pose value pricing online, but reports from Oregon’s Consumer Protection show rogue moving companies have been known to hold belongings at ransom until you pay additional fees. Some complaints even indicate no belongings were ever delivered.

You may be wondering how moving companies are getting away with this? The federal government has no staffing or financial resources available to pursue these criminals. The State of Oregon says they don’t have authority or jurisdiction, so consumers are left on their own.


Change your Address

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has made it easy to process a change of address. Follow this link to the USPS website; either deliver or mail the written request, or even file online for a small fee.


Visit Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles


Get your Utilities Setup


  • Century Link
  • Comcast
  • DISH Network
  • City of Portland Water Bureau
  • Metro Recycling and Garbage
  • Northwest Natural Gas
  • Portland General Electric