Deciding on a moving company can be almost as difficult as deciding on a new house, apartment, or office space. You have multiple options to choose from, all claiming to offer the same thing.

So, how do you choose?

Whether you’re moving across the country or next door, reliable movers are essential. In this blog, we’ll share a few ways to tell you’re working with the right movers so that you can finish your move with confidence that everything has been done right. 

Haven’t scheduled a moving service yet? Contact Priestley & Sons today: (503) 661-7920

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There are many ways to tell if you have a reliable mover. Here are a few examples:


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If your moving company insists they’ll arrive at 8 a.m., and they still haven’t shown up or at least called by the time 9 a.m. rolls around, that is a red flag. Things come up, of course, but any Portland moving company worth the money will be there as scheduled and/or stay in communication.

At Priestley & Sons, we understand that being late can impact your moving timeline and any obligations you might have for that day. That’s why we leave early and stay true to our scheduled arrival and delivery times. You shouldn’t have to reschedule anything due to late movers. We’ll be there every time at the right time. 


Many moving companies don’t publish their pricing online, but we do. Why? We believe that you deserve to know what you’re paying. We steer clear of surprise fees and make our prices clear for anyone in search of local or long-distance moving services in Portland.

The most reliable moving companies are consistent, from services to pricing. With Priestley & Sons, you’ll never be kept wondering when we’ll arrive or what you’ll owe. We will keep you in the know at all times. 

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Your choice of mover is integral to moving safely and efficiently to your new home or office space in Portland. Priestley & Sons offers residential and commercial moving services at affordable prices, and we always deliver.

Learn more about our services here:

Priestley & Sons is proud to offer reliable movers in Portland and the surrounding cities. We’ve been serving the area for nearly 100 years now, and we look forward to adding you to our list of happy customers.

Call Today to Schedule: (503) 661-7920


“Teresa, Thank you so very much for sending Robert, Kameron, Andrew and David to my home to move our large items last week. The professionalism shown by your crew was incredible! They made what could have been a very trying day into a pleasure. They were quick, effecient, and very nice to work with. Thanks again!”

-Debra and Jon, SE Portland, OR

“We had Priestly and Sons relocate my Mother into an assisted living apartment. Robert and Cameron arrived on time and checked in with facility staff on how to access the apartment and started the move. They worked quickly and efficiently with no impact to other elderly residents. After my Mothers furniture and belongings were relocated they loaded up the truck with the excess furniture and delivered it to a couple our relatives. It was a long day with a lot of milk run type stops to drop off this and that. The two guys were very courteous and pleasant for the entire day. Most all of our family uses Priestly for their moves and in our extended family there has never been a discouraging word about the Priestly company or employees. Job well done Robert and Cameron.”

-Doug J.

“I am so pleased and impressed with the move efforts & performance by the Priestley team, including the initial contact, the from-to move site visit, and the actual move itself. The movers - Robert, Zach, & Matt Z. were fantastic! They were curious, professional and committed to make the move go without a hitch. Everything was perfect and most importantly, there was no damages of any type. A great experience and I would highly recommend Priestly & Sons for your moving needs.”

-Jim N.

“It has taken me too long to give a review. I'm still up to my neck in boxes. But I really wanted to share how fabulous these guys were to work with. So very professional, and also just all-around nice guys. I really felt that my things were in good and capable hands, and nothing was damaged at all. I really appreciated the way they taped the boxes up with the edges of the tape a little loose. Seems an odd thing that I would mention that, but that little extra courtesy made it so much easier to unpack the boxes later. I would highly recommend Priestly to anyone considering a move. Thanks, guys!”

-Lesley N.

“By far the best moving experience (& I’ve had quite a few moves unfortunately) but the guys were super quick, thorough, stacked the boxes nicely in my storage & provided several walk ways which no other company has ever done. I definitely feel like they went above and beyond. I tried to get them again & they were booked out too far but I don’t blame them for being busy they rocked. The movers weren’t creepy either like two other local companies I’ve went through. They were just ideal & went above & beyond”

-Jessica R.

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Gresham, OR. 97030

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