10 Things to Know Before Moving to Vancouver, Washington

On the north bank of the mighty Columbia River, lies a sprawling city by the name of Vancouver. Vancouver is located in Clark County, Washington and – depending on who you ask – is considered a best kept secret in the Northwest. Vancouver is the fourth-largest city in Washington (after Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma) and … Read more

Storage Made for You: 20th Century Interiors

This post is part of our “Storage Made for You” video series, where we highlight the many ways small businesses and entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest are growing their businesses with Northwest Self Storage. Stay tuned to our blog and social channels for more stories! Meet Benson Scott, founder of 20th Century Interiors. Benson is … Read more

Storage Made for You: Amsha

This post is part of our “Storage Made for You” video series, where we highlight the many ways small businesses and entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest are growing their businesses with Northwest Self Storage. Stay tuned to our blog and social channels for more stories! Meet Laura Walker, founder of Amsha. Amsha works with women’s … Read more

Moving to Salem, Oregon? Here’s What You Need to Know

Salem, Oregon

In times of uncertainty, one thing remains certain: Upper Left Coast = Best Coast (fight us, California). And nestled practically smack-dab in the middle is Salem, one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest hidden treasures. If the great winds of 2020 have carried you to Oregon’s fair capital (not Portland; more on that below), you’re going … Read more

Moving to Tacoma, Washington?

2020 was a landmark year for U.S. migration patterns. Our new work-from-home normal taught us that work can happen practically anywhere as long as you have a decent internet connection. That caused many people to move away from larger cities where costs of living are generally higher to suburban and rural areas. Some Western states … Read more

Moving to Eugene, Oregon? 10 Fast Facts About Track Town, USA

So you’ve landed in Eugene. We’re not partial or anything, but we’re totally partial. You couldn’t have picked a more eclectic and beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family. It’s the town where Nike got its start. The city that boasts one of the most formidable collegiate football teams in the country. A … Read more

What You Need to Know Before Moving to Portland, Oregon

Welcome to Portland, Oregon – the little coastal city that could. You may also know it by its many nicknames: PDX, Rose City, Rip City, and Bridgetown. Portland put oddly shaped doughnuts and massive bookstores on the map. The city with more craft breweries per capita than any other city on the planet. If you’re one … Read more

The Remote Worker’s Survival Guide

The only thing certain about these uncertain times is that they are uncertain. Nobody knows when things will get back to normal, if they’ll ever get back to normal, or what the word “normal” even means. In the meantime, many of us are doing the best we can to keep the engines of industry running … Read more