Our Best Movers in Portland, Oregon

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Primetime Movers Portland
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet Piano moving
Pro Bullet Local moves
Bridgetown Moving & Storage
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Furniture assembly
Pro Bullet Junk removal
Pro Bullet Local moves
2 Brothers Moving & Delivery
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet Local moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Portland

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Oregon, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Portland

If you’re moving to a new home in Portland or somewhere else in Oregon, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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Primetime Movers Portland
5 out of 5 stars
5
-Packing services
-Storage services
-Piano moving
-Local moves
503-201-7953
Bridgetown Moving & Storage
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Furniture assembly and disassembly
-Junk removal
-Local moves
503-664-4477
2 Brothers Moving & Delivery
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Storage services
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
503-549-4206
Budget Movers
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
971-266-3101
Willamette Valley Moving
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
503-766-2385
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What to know about moving in Portland

How much does it rain in Portland?

Oregon’s annual precipitation usually ranges between 60 and 120 inches,1 whereas the US’s average annual precipitation in 2020 was just over 30 inches.2 No wonder the city took second place on our list of the US’s gloomiest cities.

This means that if you’re moving to or around Portland, you’ll need to take weather into account. A move ain’t exactly a parade, but you still don’t want to get rained on.

Of course, it’s impossible to know exactly what the weather will be like a few weeks from now—let alone in a month or two. If you’re planning your Portland move months in advance (which you should), the best you can do is schedule your move date outside of Portland’s rainiest season, which runs from October to April.1

If you simply have to move during Portland’s wettest season—or it ends up raining on your moving day despite your best-laid plans—pack your stuff in plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes. Alternatively, you can slip boxes inside of trash bags to keep rain from seeping in. You should also lay down mats on your floors to prevent slips.

Lastly, make sure everyone helping you move has a raincoat, proper footwear, and a healthy supply of towels for drying off between loads.

How much does a local move cost in Portland?

On average, a local move costs somewhere between $550–$2,000 if you hire professional movers. Your exact price will depend on factors like how much stuff you’re moving, what time of year you’re moving, and how far you’re moving. Because of this variability, it’s almost impossible to know exactly what your move will cost until you get an estimate from your movers.

The best way to keep costs low is to get estimates from multiple movers. No two companies will charge the exact same rate for the same move, so get quotes from as many companies as you can to find your cheapest options.

If you want to learn more, check out our guide to moving costs.

Is Portland a good city for first-time homebuyers?

Unfortunately, Portland ranked in the bottom 20 on our list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers. The median home value in the Portland metro area was $368,800 in 2020,3 which isn’t too bad considering that the median home value in San Jose was nearly $1,000,000.

Still, paying for your mortgage and other monthly costs associated with owning a Portland home would eat up a significant portion of your paycheck. This is especially true if you were making Portland’s average individual income of $41,310 a year.4

If you want to buy your first home in the near future, Portland probably isn’t the best place to move. Look for homes in our top 10 cities for first-time homebuyers instead.

Is Portland a great city for bike commuters?

Yes, Portland is actually the best city in the country for people who commute by bike. Between the city’s comprehensive laws for protecting cyclists, its excellent bike lanes, and its crisp climate, it’s easy to see why nearly 6.3% of Portland residents commuted by bike in 2019.5

Sources

  1. Britannica, “Climate of Oregon.” Accessed January 20, 2022.
  2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, “State of the Climate: National Climate Report for Annual 2020,” January 2021. Accessed January 20, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed January 20, 2022.
  4. United States Census Bureau, “Portland city, Oregon.” Accessed January 20, 2022.
  5. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Most Bicycle Commuters per Capita,” July 29, 2022. Accessed January 20, 2022.
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.