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Long-Distance Moving

Long-Distance Moving Company in Portland, OR

We’ve been a Long-Distance Moving Company in Portland since 1929, so we know how to make your move painless and worry-free. We are licensed, bonded, professional, and have decades of experience. We are ready to move you!

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Whether you are moving 50 miles or 500 miles, Priestley & Sons can handle your move in the lower 48 states. We can take care of your move from door to door. Let us handle packing, loading, driving, and unloading at your new destination.

Moving from state to state can bring about a lot of stress. And while we can’t eliminate all the stress, we can at least eliminate any stress you might be feeling about transporting your belongings. Leave it to our crew to get you loaded up and ensure your belongings arrive where you need them.

Contact our movers in Portland now to discuss your upcoming move. We have experienced team members on staff that are always willing to go the extra mile for our customers. From beginning to end, we will ensure that your belongings are safe and well taken care of. We offer exceptional services so that you and your family can enjoy the transition into your new home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are long-distance movers worth it?
Absolutely, we are! A long-distance move can involve hundreds or thousands of miles of driving time, and with that comes the responsibility of moving a truck or trailer full of your most prized possessions. Letting a professional do the drive for you and transport your items can take the weight off your shoulders and ensure the move is done as quickly and safely as possible.
What are some highly rated businesses for movers in Portland, OR?
Portland is a massive city with tons of options for movers. If you’re looking for the best Portland movers, we hope you’ll consider Priestley & Sons. We are a highly rated moving company that offers everything you need for your long-distance move, including loading, delivery, unloading, and much more.
How do I choose a long-distance mover in Portland?

There are many ways to narrow down your choice for a long-distance mover. First, you can chat with family or friends who have recently worked with a moving company, and then, check out the company’s credentials and reviews. Another thing you can do is look online, just like you did to find us today! All in all, there are endless ways to find a mover. If you want to work with the best of the best, you can trust that our Portland movers are there for you and will get the job done right.

How far is a long-distance move?
The answer may vary based on which moving company you consult. Generally, long-distance moves are 400+ miles. In Oregon, a move is considered long distance if it is over 50 miles from the Portland Metro area.
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Looking for a Moving Company with Storage Options in Portland?

When you’re packing for a local or long-distance move, it’s easy to run out of space for your belongings. Allow Priestley & Sons to step in with the right solution: storage, that is!

We can accommodate both long-term and short-term storage stays, giving you peace of mind knowing that your household items are in trusted hands until you’re ready to bring them to your home. Simply tell us which items we’ll be transporting to one of our secure storage units in Portland (which are available only to our customers), and we’ll take care of everything.

Cost to Hire Long-Distance Movers in Gresham, OR

Priestley & Sons employs experienced estimators who are happy to provide you with a free in-home estimate. For a direct quote, please call or email us.

The moving of residential goods within Oregon is a regulated service. Only companies authorized by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) can provide service to the public at approved rates.

This regulation protects the public from inflated, unfair, and illegal rate hikes and requires companies to be legitimate, licensed, and insured professionals.

Priestley & Sons is an authorized moving company (State of Oregon #142126, State of Washington #HG062908, US Department of Transportation #103323).


2 Professional Movers and Truck, local move, all equipment included


4 Professional Movers and 1 Truck, local move, all equipment included


Each Additional Mover add to hourly rate, decreases total move time

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3 Professional Movers and Truck, local move, all equipment included


4 Professional Movers and 2 Trucks, local move, all equipment included


Each Additional Vehicle add to hourly rate, decreases total move time

Note: There is a 2 hour minimum for service on Monday-Friday and a 5 hour minimum for service on Weekends and Holidays.

Top Tips for Long-Distance Moving

Long-distance moves are some of the most stressful experiences, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t do several things to make life a little easier during this time. When we help residents move out of the Portland metro area to other locations in the lower 48 states, we notice that the following tasks can help families better manage their moves:

1. Start Packing Early

Just like with local moving, you should also start packing up as soon as possible if you are moving long-distance. You can save your family a lot of stress and frustration by giving yourself as much time as you can to gather and pack your things.

2. Keep Important Items with You

Before you hit the road and head for your new home, you will want to ensure that important items are kept with you in a backpack or handbag. Medications, sentimental items, checkbooks, and other items should be kept close by, rather than in the back of the moving van, accidentally tucked away between your glassware and crockpot.

3. Communicate with Your Movers

Good communication is key. Always keep your movers informed if there are any changes to your plans or schedule. We are always prompt and professional when it comes to schedule changes and ensuring that you get from your old home to your new one without a hitch.

4. Ask for Additional Help

Due to the stress of long-distance moving, you may want to have our movers in Portland help with packing right from the start. Taking this major item off of your to-do list can help alleviate a great deal of stress. If you initially planned on packing all of your items on your own, you may want to reconsider and have our team in the Portland and Gresham areas take the weight off of your shoulders.

Work with Our Team Today!

If you need moving services in Gresham, Portland, Lake Oswego, or any other local city, Priestley & Sons is your go-to moving company. For decades, we have been the trusted service that residents in the Portland metro area prefer. Call our team now at (503) 661-7920.