Metros sending the most people to Portland, Oregon

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Portland, Oregon

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Portland from the metro between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 391 (#14 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Migration from Portland to Bakersfield: 96 (#110 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 295 to Portland
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#49. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Yakima in 2015-2019: 406 (#4 most common destination from Yakima)
- Migration from Portland to Yakima: 190 (#73 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 216 to Portland
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#48. Fresno, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Fresno in 2015-2019: 427 (#17 most common destination from Fresno)
- Migration from Portland to Fresno: 177 (#79 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 250 to Portland
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#47. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Tucson in 2015-2019: 440 (#17 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Portland to Tucson: 741 (#23 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 301 to Tucson
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#46. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Nashville in 2015-2019: 448 (#30 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Portland to Nashville: 193 (#71 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 255 to Portland

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#45. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Ogden in 2015-2019: 450 (#8 most common destination from Ogden)
- Migration from Portland to Ogden: 304 (#49 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 146 to Portland
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#44. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 459 (#40 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Portland to San Antonio: 442 (#37 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 17 to Portland
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#43. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Reno in 2015-2019: 473 (#7 most common destination from Reno)
- Migration from Portland to Reno: 297 (#50 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 176 to Portland
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#42. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Santa Maria in 2015-2019: 479 (#12 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Migration from Portland to Santa Maria: 235 (#58 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 244 to Portland
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#41. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 507 (#31 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Portland to St. Louis: 127 (#91 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 380 to Portland

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#40. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Houston in 2015-2019: 508 (#64 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Portland to Houston: 321 (#46 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 187 to Portland
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#39. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 523 (#62 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Portland to Philadelphia: 585 (#28 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 62 to Philadelphia
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#38. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 548 (#42 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Portland to Minneapolis: 526 (#31 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 22 to Portland
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#37. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 549 (#10 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Portland to Albuquerque: 333 (#44 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 216 to Portland
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#36. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 574 (#21 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Portland to Raleigh: 175 (#81 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 399 to Portland

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#35. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Wenatchee in 2015-2019: 597 (#2 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Migration from Portland to Wenatchee: 397 (#39 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 200 to Portland
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#34. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 624 (#12 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from Portland to Oxnard: 215 (#63 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 409 to Portland
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#33. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Miami in 2015-2019: 699 (#46 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Portland to Miami: 494 (#34 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 205 to Portland
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#32. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Olympia in 2015-2019: 705 (#2 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Portland to Olympia: 549 (#29 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 156 to Portland
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#31. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Salinas in 2015-2019: 707 (#7 most common destination from Salinas)
- Migration from Portland to Salinas: 42 (#170 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 665 to Portland

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#30. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 712 (#3 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Portland to Anchorage: 196 (#70 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 516 to Portland
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#29. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 737 (#13 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Portland to Salt Lake City: 789 (#22 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 52 to Salt Lake City
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#28. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Denver in 2015-2019: 752 (#29 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Portland to Denver: 1,316 (#13 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 564 to Denver
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#27. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 813 (#54 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Portland to Atlanta: 467 (#36 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 346 to Portland
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#26. Albany-Lebanon, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Albany in 2015-2019: 825 (#4 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Portland to Albany: 662 (#24 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 163 to Portland

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#25. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Spokane in 2015-2019: 847 (#3 most common destination from Spokane)
- Migration from Portland to Spokane: 1,857 (#9 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,010 to Spokane
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#24. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Austin in 2015-2019: 858 (#20 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Portland to Austin: 598 (#26 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 260 to Portland
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#23. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 880 (#18 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Portland to Las Vegas: 1,090 (#16 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 210 to Las Vegas
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#22. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Boston in 2015-2019: 926 (#34 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Portland to Boston: 428 (#38 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 498 to Portland
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#21. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Chicago in 2015-2019: 939 (#61 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Portland to Chicago: 795 (#21 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 144 to Portland

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#20. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Kennewick in 2015-2019: 974 (#3 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Migration from Portland to Kennewick: 1,222 (#15 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 248 to Kennewick
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#19. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 1,050 (#13 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Portland to Urban Honolulu: 376 (#41 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 674 to Portland
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#18. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Boise City in 2015-2019: 1,108 (#2 most common destination from Boise City)
- Migration from Portland to Boise City: 1,561 (#11 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 453 to Boise City
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,151 (#34 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Portland to Dallas: 1,049 (#17 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 102 to Portland
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#16. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 1,293 (#14 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from Portland to Sacramento: 1,023 (#18 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 270 to Portland

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#15. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,364 (#39 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Portland to Washington: 356 (#42 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,008 to Portland
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#14. Medford, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Medford in 2015-2019: 1,449 (#1 most common destination from Medford)
- Migration from Portland to Medford: 1,017 (#19 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 432 to Portland
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#13. Bend, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Bend in 2015-2019: 1,530 (#1 most common destination from Bend)
- Migration from Portland to Bend: 2,563 (#7 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,033 to Bend
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#12. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Riverside in 2015-2019: 1,750 (#10 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Portland to Riverside: 860 (#20 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 890 to Portland
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#11. Longview, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Longview in 2015-2019: 1,797 (#1 most common destination from Longview)
- Migration from Portland to Longview: 3,468 (#5 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,671 to Longview

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#10. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from San Jose in 2015-2019: 2,173 (#9 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Portland to San Jose: 637 (#25 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,536 to Portland
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from New York in 2015-2019: 2,250 (#49 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Portland to New York: 1,289 (#14 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 961 to Portland
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#8. Corvallis, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Corvallis in 2015-2019: 2,368 (#1 most common destination from Corvallis)
- Migration from Portland to Corvallis: 2,943 (#6 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 575 to Corvallis
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#7. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from San Diego in 2015-2019: 2,803 (#9 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Portland to San Diego: 1,543 (#12 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,260 to Portland
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 2,939 (#9 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Portland to Phoenix: 4,643 (#3 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,704 to Phoenix

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#5. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Eugene in 2015-2019: 3,130 (#1 most common destination from Eugene)
- Migration from Portland to Eugene: 4,073 (#4 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 943 to Eugene
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#4. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 4,217 (#10 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Portland to San Francisco: 1,676 (#10 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 2,541 to Portland
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#3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 5,101 (#14 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Portland to Los Angeles: 2,300 (#8 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 2,801 to Portland
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#2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Seattle in 2015-2019: 6,251 (#3 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Portland to Seattle: 8,054 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,803 to Seattle
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#1. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Portland from Salem in 2015-2019: 6,969 (#1 most common destination from Salem)
- Migration from Portland to Salem: 7,088 (#2 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 119 to Salem

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