I am planning a trip to Portland for the purpose of "scoping it out" for relocation. I mention that because I'm not really viewing this trip as vacation. I really want to determine if I get that "I want to live here" feeling. I have 6 days and I'm wondering if someone can help me with the options below:
1) I found a great, reasonably priced Airbnb place in Sauvie Island. I could use it as my base, rent a car and just do a lot of driving. I figure all the driving will help me see more.
2) Stay close to the airport, commute to/from the city via public transport, and maybe rent a car for a day of exploring.
3) Stay in one of the popular areas I've read about (Pearl, NW or Downtown), explore via foot and public transport. Rent a car for a day of exploring.
I would be so grateful for any suggestions!