I'm in the process of interviewing for a positing with a company in Portland, OR, and I want to do my homework if and when an offer comes around. I'm drawn to Portland because it seems to be similar to Minneapolis (big arts scene, bike friendly, craft beer everywhere) but without the severely cold winters. I'm in my early 30's and single, so it's a perfect opportunity to uproot myself. If/when I get an offer and start looking for housing, what areas are the up and coming areas? For reference, the company I'm interviewing with is near the Willamette River in DT Portland. Should I be concerned about traffic if I look at a place that's outside of the immediate downtown area? Advice/thoughts PDX folk?