Needle In A Haystack

When J and I decided we were moving to Portland (about two years ago), we started purging most of our unnecessary belongings. I can’t even tell you how many trip to Goodwill we’ve made since then.Once we sold our house, we actually filled a moving truck up with everything that didn’t sell at the garage sale (aka, the crap no one wanted to spend money on), and took that to Goodwill as well. We were left with a 10ft. U-HAUL which we filled with everything we couldn’t part with.

We knew we’d be downsizing.

Yesterday … we got pretty serious about finding a new place in Portland. At first, it didn’t look like we’d find anything! I scoured the internet and couldn’t find any place that fit our budget and/or would allow our pets. Finally, we found two great places!!! Today, our friend Amy is going to check them out for us. I wanted to show you the two places we’re considering!

Apartment 1

  • Amazing neighborhood
  • 2 bdrm
  • 550 sqft.
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Brand new
We’re pretty stoked to see if this place makes 550 seem larger than it sounds. From the photos, it seems like we’d be able to make it work. Yes, we know that’s a really small place, but again, we were planning on downsizing! We love that we’d be the first tenants, and our proximity to shops & restaurants would be awesome.

Apartment 2

  • Another great neighborhood
  • 1 bdrm
  • 775 sqft.
  • Vintage building w/ original details
This place seems pretty freaking sweet. While we love modern architecture … we also have a thing for older buildings that are full of charm. The challenge here is finding a building that doesn’t smell like people have died in there! This place is a little less expensive, and I think I’m secretly hoping it wins. It’s bigger, and the area is super nice. It’s really close to Washington Park, and there are some really great stores right outside the door.

So now, it’s a waiting game. Will we love them? Will someone else get them first? We’ll update as soon as we know anything!!!

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