Anyone here from PDX? I'm thinking of moving there in a few months. What's the job market like for web developers?
Where I live now (Illinois) most of the web design companies are booked solid and short on help, which means it's easy for an experienced programmer to find a high-paying job. I've heard that that is not the case in Portland, and that web designers there don't make much money. A quick scan of the postings on craigslist shows most of the jobs to be in the sub-$50k range, which is much lower than I'm used to.