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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...
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.