Mi RN moving to Portland oregon

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    Looks like my family and I are moving to Portland Oregon. I am a British trained nurse currently licenced and working in Med Surg Digestive Diseases. I went through and passed CGFNS.

    1. Does anyone know how difficult it is to get a licence in Oregon if I am licenced in Michigan.

    2. Where is the best place to work. I am currently looking at a job in Hillsboro Or.

    Any help or advice appreciated!!!
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    hi hello! when i read ur msg that u are from UK i got interested ...it is bec. i was once in uk and became a qualified staff there but recently i am here now in germany then sometimes in March we will be moving there in NE portland and i think hillsboro is belong to NE...am i right?so i presumed right now u are an RN in USA ...how was the exam by the way? i am now in process of making my application to take up the NCLEX. I am also searching a place for my family and we prefer to live in NE coz m hubby will be working there. Pls give me some advice/ ideas about the nclex as well as the life there in portland...many thanks...
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    Quote from ukmelai
    hi hello! when i read ur msg that u are from UK i got interested ...it is bec. i was once in uk and became a qualified staff there but recently i am here now in germany then sometimes in March we will be moving there in NE portland and i think hillsboro is belong to NE...am i right?so i presumed right now u are an RN in USA ...how was the exam by the way? i am now in process of making my application to take up the NCLEX. I am also searching a place for my family and we prefer to live in NE coz m hubby will be working there. Pls give me some advice/ ideas about the nclex as well as the life there in portland...many thanks...
    Can't help w/the other questions, but Hillsboro is SW, not NE.

    The city has 5 quadrants (yes, I know, that is a contradiction, but live w/it).

    the N/S boundary is Burnside, the E/W boundary, mostly is the Wilamette River (that's pronounced WIL lam mit, not Willa Mette), and N is the bit that follows the curve west of the Wilamette and below the Columbia river.

    East is a big area -- goes from "close in" to the other side of 82nd, where the feeling can be a bit different (some call that area "felony flats" although it's gotten better -- it's just a ways out).

    SW includes close in suburbs like Beaverton, Tualitin, Tigard, Hillsboro.

    The east side is largely a grid, the west, b/c of the west hills can be very confusing to drive around. There are definitely "attidudes" on both sides -- i.e. people on the east side who don't like to go to the west side and vise, versa. Close in east side tends to be older houses, a lot of really nice "Portland Style" houses w/big front porches fair number from the 'teens and 20's, plus those that were built for housing shipyard workers during WWII, west side more brand new and the "older houses" (except in very close in) tend to be from the 50's and 60's.

    Broad generalizations, but there you have it.
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    If you want to increase your chances of getting shot tenfold, go east of the river.

    West side for life!
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    Quote from Bluee
    If you want to increase your chances of getting shot tenfold, go east of the river.

    West side for life!
    Huh, lived on the east side for 13 years, including 11 in the "scary part of town" (NE). Never been shot at.

    I'll take a more diverse, and interesting neighborhood over suburban bland any day (and I love my 90 y.o. house w/its hardwood floors, cove ceiling, leaded glass, real fireplace and great neighbors).
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    Quote from marachne
    Huh, lived on the east side for 13 years, including 11 in the "scary part of town" (NE). Never been shot at.

    I'll take a more diverse, and interesting neighborhood over suburban bland any day (and I love my 90 y.o. house w/its hardwood floors, cove ceiling, leaded glass, real fireplace and great neighbors).
    I have to agree that that was a pretty dumb comment about the east side, but equally untrue if you think the westside doesn't have all that you described. Yes, the disgusting urban growth has spread the Californian need of more Bed Bath N' Beyonds and Targets, but I'm fighting it! There is still charm on the west side. (Probably why I hate to read posts of people planning on moving here- I'm sick of hearing "They don't even know what traffic/heat/snow/ice etc is..") Sorry, it's true.
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    Quote from nurseby07
    I have to agree that that was a pretty dumb comment about the east side, but equally untrue if you think the westside doesn't have all that you described. Yes, the disgusting urban growth has spread the Californian need of more Bed Bath N' Beyonds and Targets, but I'm fighting it! There is still charm on the west side. (Probably why I hate to read posts of people planning on moving here- I'm sick of hearing "They don't even know what traffic/heat/snow/ice etc is..") Sorry, it's true.
    And you're right, I shouldn't diss the whole west side....even some of those "mid century" houses have their charm, and certainly the old Victorians in the Avenues. I do resent the heck out of the Pearl, however, as it used to be so easy to say, go to Powell's and find parking before it was wall-to-wall high end condos....which in this economy are probably going to stand empty soon.

    And places like Multnomah Village, even the older parts of Beaverton have charm.

    I guess the best thing that can be said is we're perfectly illustrating that east/west divide
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    Quote from marachne
    And you're right, I shouldn't diss the whole west side....even some of those "mid century" houses have their charm, and certainly the old Victorians in the Avenues. I do resent the heck out of the Pearl, however, as it used to be so easy to say, go to Powell's and find parking before it was wall-to-wall high end condos....which in this economy are probably going to stand empty soon.

    And places like Multnomah Village, even the older parts of Beaverton have charm.

    I guess the best thing that can be said is we're perfectly illustrating that east/west divide
    I agree! I refuse to even call it "The Pearl"! Yep, there's charm everywhere! Thanks for the nice post.
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    Quote from Bluee
    If you want to increase your chances of getting shot tenfold, go east of the river.

    West side for life!
    :icon_roll Right. And if you want to increase your chances of becoming a Stepford Wife tenfold, go west. Sheesh.


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