Throughout the Resident Spotlight Series, we highlight CHNW residents to get to know them a little better and learn about their experience at CHNW.
Tell us a little about yourself….
My name is Jeanne and I’m originally from Hong Kong, I graduated from PSU in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. I worked as a counselor for a residential site for about a year. Now I’m working as an interpreter between doctor and patient at OHSU. I enjoy this occupation but sometimes the job can be stressful because some medical terms don’t directly translate from language to language. The conversation can also become stressful depending on the severity of the diagnosis.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring Portland. I especially like hiking up to Pittock Mansion. If I’m feeling fancy, I walk to NW 23rd and wait in line for Salt and Straw ice cream. The line usually wraps around the corner of the building but the ice cream is always worth the wait. When I have extra time, I volunteer with the Pixie Project (non-profit animal adoption center) and spend time with the animals.
My first experience in Portland..
When I first moved to Portland, I remember walking home one day and I was caught in a hail storm. I had never seen hail before and didn’t know what was happening. I thought it was the end of the world! I tried to hide under a nearby tree and then the hail suddenly stopped. Later my neighbor told me that Portland weather is unpredictable especially in the spring time. Good to know.
How did you come to live here?
Price and location initially attracted me to tour CHNW when I was searching for apartments in Portland. I love living in downtown, everything is so close. You can literally walk down the street to find Fred Meyers, Safeway and Trader Joe’s all within a close distance.
What has your experience been like living here?
I love all the CHNW events. I would never miss the Back to School event every September. This is the best event and I go every year. The photo booth is a ton of fun.
One of my favorite things about CHNW is the shuttle bus grocery trip every Saturday. I don’t have a car so being able to take the shuttle to buy groceries is amazing. I also love the RA’s, they are just awesome!
CHNW is very affordable and convenient downtown living and I would highly recommend to students looking for Portland apartments. I’ve enjoyed my time at CHNW and will be sad to leave.