Almost there!!  Now that you have your house almost sold, unfortunately you actually have to move.  While no one likes to move, here are a few tips to make it easier. 

Packing: If you’re not a fan of cardboard boxes, try Alien Box,, “Portland's Only Moving-Box Rental Company”. Their plastic tubs are stackable, sturdy, strong, closeable, and they get dropped off and picked up. The boxes come with labels and packing materials and can make the packing and unpacking process a lot more organized.

Here are some trusted moving companies:

• Dave Gordon Moves: 503-768-4444

• Willamette Valley Movers: 503-621-0442

• Ryan Kruse - Eastside Van and Storage: 971-263-3222

• All Service Moving: 503-810-2770

Mobile Storage: Mobile storage containers are a great way to store your personal belongings between moves. Here are a few companies that offer mobile storage:









A FEW MORE STEPS! Once you have a moving date, you can start working on getting UTILITIES switched off at the old home and on at your new home. Here is a list of Portland utility numbers to get you started. Also, please contact the post office with your new address. You can do it online, here’s a link: Finally, don’t forget to update banks, credit cards, magazines, insurance carriers, and other billers that will need your new address.

Garbage : 

Check  Portland Maps to find your provider.


PGE (most of Portland) (503) 228-6322

Pacific Power (Areas of N/NE) (888) 221-7070


NW Natural (800) 422-4012


City of Portland (503) 823-7770


Xfinity/Comcast (800) 934-6489

Frontier (800) 921-8101

Centruy Link (866) 642-0444


DirecTV (888) 777-2454

Dish Network (888) 825-2557


The Oregonian (503) 221-8240