Side note – If you’re new to the area one of the first things to do to assimilate, besides being more of a courteous dolphin than a selfish shark, is to learn how to pronounce city names and historical attractions with tribal origins like Puyallup and Enumclaw. In fact, you can take this test to see how many of them you can pronounce correctly and learn how to pronounce the cities you mispronounce.
City of Seattle Newcomers Guide – This is where you’ll find the nitty gritty details of coming to Seattle like how to set up your utilities, get a drivers license, and all the services city government has to offer.
Portland Monthly Newcomers Guide – New to Portland? Want to get a pulse on Portland before visiting or moving? Get the skinny here.
Ron Judd’s Newcomers Guide to Seattle – Seattle history and cultural fundamentals are all covered here for you to get a crash course.
Seattle Times Newcomers Guide – Discover all the articles the Seattle Times has published on Seattle culture and cool things to check out. Whether you want to know about the best hikes, best pho, what each neighborhood is like, transit options, or generally what’s good to check out as a newcomer to the Emerald City, they’ve got you covered.
The ABC’s of What Portland Newcomers Need to Know – Portland culture distilled into easy to digest alphabetically ascending order. …another hint that the PNW is both highly educated and niftily nerdy; we love smart, fun people. 😉