Moving to a new city in the 21st century is a completely different experience than it used to be. You’re no Christopher Columbus, but it can sometimes be difficult to explore a new ‘territory’ and find your favorite places that make you feel like home.
Aside from the basic moving checklist with your general reminders of things you might need like a welcome mat or closet hangers, it’s also important to establish your new lifestyle in your new city. Here are some of the staples we value highly when moving to Portland:
Whether you’re a one-stop shop kind of gal or you prefer to be more selective, everyone has their go-to grocery stores. If you’re looking for organic fruits and veggies or the best prices for quinoa, it’s important to scope out all of your options and explore what Portland has to offer in your neighborhood.
When moving to a new city, it can be stressful to acclimate to the new environment and adjust to the new city you now call home. Exercising is a physical as well as mental activity, so it’s important to workout somewhere you feel comfortable. A women’s only fitness club provides a safe, ideal space to workout that is free of judgment and loud grunting men. NW Women’s fitness can feel like a home away from home, where women can meet new people in our small, intimate classes or even pamper themselves with the spa-like amenities. Our group fitness schedule ranges from peaceful yoga classes to upbeat Zumba dance classes. There is something for everyone!
Parks and Trails.
Portland is one of the greenest cities in America. There are endless amounts of hikes to discover and parks to picnic in. When a new city is unfamiliar it’s common to be nervous about stepping out of your comfort zone. Having a go-to park for your morning jog or meet friends for picnics will help you establish your new life and look forward to things during the week! The top 7 hikes in Portland don’t even begin to scratch the surface of all there is to do outdoors, but it’s a start. Try to do a new hike per month and you’ll be discovering why everyone loves Portland so much in no time!
What brings people together better than a love of food? Whether you consider yourself a foodie and are trying to add to your latest food Instagram with a blend of cultures and flavors, or you simply want to find a place to enjoy a warm cup of coffee and read your book, Portland has more options than you’ll ever be able to explore. If you’re lucky, you’ll have some delicious options near your home that you can walk or bike to. Nutrition and Exercise – two birds one stone!
Everyone’s priorities and hobbies differ from one another, but you can’t deny a love for great food, staying fit with exercise and the beautiful outdoors of Portland. If you’re new to Portland, or just looking to explore your options in the Portland area, check out NW Women’s Fitness for a comfortable exercise environment that feels like a home away from home!