Re: Portland Mamas
when we decided to move up here, we quickly narrowed it down to inner SE portland. we liked the styles of homes (old craftsman and victorians mostly), the city feel with side walks and places to walk, parks, schools, coffee shops etc... we were wanting to avoid newer construction like gated and master planned communities, so that ruled out A LOT of areas for us. we also wanted to be close in. price was also a deciding factor. some areas are just more affordable than others. a realtor should be able to help you narrow it down.
good luck and welcome, i am sure you will love it here!