I just finished moving this week into the SW Hills area of Portland and wanted to pass on a great free resource to those living in the US. This is the best way I have ever found to get to know your neighbors and keep the pulse of your neighborhood like any crime, who found a dog, who has furniture for sale, neighbor needing assistance, what is that funky smell, who has extra garden veggies to give away, who is holding a party, who has a reputable dentist with the best laughing gas, who knows an honest mechanic, and since it is Portlandia who is growing that big patch of herb in the park kind of info. There is an app and website named Nextdoor that is extremely unique and so very helpful. Many neighborhood information sources can be filled with people that do not even live in your neighborhood or advertising and spamming, but in Nextdoor everyone is verified by a postcard to their address or instantly by verifying your address by using a credit card (no charge to your card) or checking your phone number billing address. I get to know who lives in my hood and in the recent need who had spare moving boxes, packing tape, and dish packing materials to give away saving me a lot of money and work to purchase or scavenge up moving boxes. I don’t own any stock or know anyone at this company Nextdoor, but I highly recommend it and give the team kudos for what they are doing and how it helped me.
Go check out who is Nextdoor https://nextdoor.com/about_us/