I am looking for a place to call home here in Portland, Oregon and of course, I strongly prefer to live with other vegans. It seems that it may be easiest/best to find a great person to live with & then looking for a place to live together. Moving in with folks that already have a place is a great option too! And if you know of a cottage, guest house or studio apartment just for me, please let me know about it.
While I have my preferred parts of Portland, I pretty much need to be close to one or more main TriMet lines. Specifically, I'd like to live within a few blocks of either the #75 (Cesar Chavez / 39th) or the #72 (82nd ve) bus lines. It would also be really great to live close to either Food Fight! or one of the Co-op's.
I can afford up to about $450/month total including utilities or other costs. If you have or know of a really amazing place and/or roommate, then I can probably pay a bit more. For a particularly ideal situation, I would consider paying as much as $550 per month. I need the rent, etc to not vary as I have a fairly fixed income. I prefer not to be tied into more than a 3-6 month lease initially though I want to find a place where I can live indefinitely and I have no desire to move again if things are going well.
About me: I am a friendly, respectful person with an excellent rental history. I am in my early 30s. I tend to be pretty quiet and am often only at home to sleep. Portland has been my home for 5 years and I've worked at my social service job for about 3 1/2 years. I'm highly unlikely to leave Portland or this stable job any time soon. I'm a parent whose children (ages 12, 9 & 7) live with their mother - please note that they *will* visit me frequently & stay the night once or twice a week. I do not have any companion animals (aka "pets"). I've had a vegan diet for over 17 years. While I'm not "straight-edge", no prescribed or "street" drugs, including tobacco and alcohol are at all an important part of my life. My politics lean pretty hard to the "left" and while we do not have to agree on things, I am not interested in living with anyone who is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. I want to be able to have visitors, including occasional overnight guests and perhaps the rare potluck or similar mellow social gathering.
What else would you like to know? Please do not hesitate to ask me anything and please get in touch if you know of any possibilities for me. Thanks!