I don't have anything specific lined up yet, but I've been sending my resume to a few places. Once my senior jazz project is over I'll have more time to send it to more places. My ideal would be to work for 1000 of Oregon. I sent them my application about 2 weeks ago and called once. We'll see.
Other options would be electronic repair since I've been doing that for 3.5 years.
I don't own a car, but my fiance and friend we're planning to move with do. I'd like to work/live downtown in for quick access to music venues where as I intend to get in the scene as soon as I land. My friend will be going to the Portland Community College on the north side and we were thinking if downtown is too expensive, the Lloyd District could be a good comprise. He's been looking into places and has been saying that SE Portland is pretty inexpensive. I fear though that living that far away would make it difficult to listen to live stuff downtown.
I like that you mentioned the charm of the area, that helps a lot.
As mentioned, I'm interested in easy access to venues. It seem that Jimmy Mak's is the place, but I'd like to know about where the more obscure venues are located.
If this is too cumbersome, would you want to talk on the phone sometime?