Portland, Oregon is your Next AV Career Move: Here’s Why

The Misconception of Portland 

In the snow-capped shadow of Mount Hood lies the city of Portland. There’s no doubt that Portland has a reputation. To many, Portland is a paradise for the tech industry. What gets left out is the true American ruggedness of Portland. The city was founded by America’s greatest pioneers. It was built as a port and lumber town and became a hub for putting American’s to work. Make no mistake, the working man spirit of Portland is alive and well. Portland’s population may be growing rapidly. But with it, opportunities in the audio visual industry are booming. Ready to become a pioneer and make your AV career one to remember? Portland is waiting. 

What is there to Do in Portland? 

The Pacific Northwest is home to unbeatable natural scenery. If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, then Portland really is the place to be. If you consider yourself a fisherman then you’re especially lucky. The city is home to a vast array of banks, rivers, and lakes to fish on. Steelhead, salmon, bluegill, and bass. You name it, Portland probably has it. Looking for a real pioneer adventure? Just south of Portland is Oregon City, where you can explore the storied history of the Oregon Trail. There’s no better way to take in the stunning nature of Portland than hiking. Hiking in and around the city is an experience not to miss out on. Whether it’s exploring the pristine falls located in Lower Punch Bowl Falls or making your way to the stunning views at the top of Angel’s Rest. Looking for an even bigger nature experience? Head to Columbia River Gorge for waterfront views, jaw dropping cliffs and waterfalls. The trails are worthy for both first dates, family gatherings, and solo adventures. The cliffs and mountain sides aren’t just made for hiking though. There are plenty of opportunities to get your ski on in the Portland area. Ready to relax? You’ll have no trouble relaxing with a pint in hand at one of Portland’s many breweries. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck because the Portland food truck scene is legendary. Choose from a variety of dishes from around the world and eat your way through Portland. 

What is the Cost of Living Like in Portland? 

By no means is Portland the most inexpensive city in the U.S. However, in comparison to the tech city of Seattle, Portland is quite inexpensive. For instance, Portland’s overall cost of living is 7% cheaper than in Seattle. This overall cost takes into account groceries, health care costs, transportation, and living expenses. On average, homes in Portland are also 27% cheaper than in Seattle. Looking to rent rather than buy? Rent in the city of Portland is 48.18% lower on average than in New York. If you’re looking for a cost friendly city in the Pacific Northwest with lots of opportunity in the AV sector then Portland may be the city for you. 

Are you in need of a career change? Maybe you need a change of scenery. If Portland seems like the perfect fit for you, we have job opportunities available to you right now. Finding your next career opportunity is our priority. HD Staffing boasts over 50 years of combined custom electronic integration and construction staffing experience. This experience allows us to better connect with the needs of both our client companies and the candidates we work with. Give us a call today at 702-666-8288 or send us an email at info@hdstaffing.com to find your next AV job.

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