Portland is growing way too fast and the unbridled growth is causing many problems including making it difficult (and expensive) to find housing. I blame the growth on Portlandia and the New York Times for presenting a false view of life in Portland.
The house they found was infested with rats. Rats are pretty common in Portland and with all the sewer work they have been more problematic in recent years. But this house had them in the basement, which is not all that common. Even a rat infested house was so hard to come by that they stayed in the house for a year, trying to eradicate the rats. They never beat the rat problem.
Still want to move to Portland?