I moved to Portland from Pennsylvania some 28 years ago. You'll find it a stark contrast to the east coast. Hope you'll enjoy the "left" coast! BTW, I shoot at the Clackamas Co. PSTC, which is a beautiful, relatively new indoor range (25 yd.) operated by the Clack. Co. Sheriff's Dept. The also have some great classes: pistol, rifle, shotgun, mostly with a defensive emphasis. I also shoot in their Pracitcal Pistol League. PSTC website: www.co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/pstc/main.htm Also belong to Tri-County Gun Club, mentioned is some of the above posts.