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Residential Moving Company in Portland, OR

We’ve been a Residential 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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Residential Moving Services in Portland Oregon
Residential Moving Services in Portland Oregon

LOCAL MOVING SERVICES | Portland, Gresham, & More

Why Choose Our Portland Moving Company?

Ready to make a move? Priestley & Sons is here to make it smooth and worry-free. Whether you’re moving from a family home in Tualatin, a ranch-style home in Gresham, or a loft in the Pearl District, Priestley & Sons is the top Portland moving service to call.

Priestley & Sons understands that moving can be stressful, so we make sure that all of our staff members are properly trained to pack and transport your belongings. You can be sure that every aspect of your move will be handled with professional quality and the utmost care.

All of our movers are professionally trained and required to be background checked by law. You can rest easy knowing that our trusted team will see your move through from beginning to end with professionalism, integrity, and trustworthiness. Our clients can always expect superior customer service and efficient, high-quality work.

As the top moving service in Gresham, Lake Oswego, and the greater Portland metro area, we work to help homeowners of all kinds move from one city to another. We’ll travel to meet you anywhere you are in the region and ensure that your move goes smoothly.

We know that going to a new home is overwhelming enough without having to worry about transporting all of your personal items on your own. With our Gresham moving services, you can count on our team to get your belongings from point A to point B as quickly as possible with no damages.

Top Tips for Moving Locally

At Priestley & Sons, we have moved countless residents from one city to another, including Gresham, North Portland, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Canby, and elsewhere in the state. Even if you are only moving a couple of miles away, this can still require a great deal of effort. For those moving locally, we’ve compiled these top tips to help ensure that your move is as stress-free as possible:

1. Start Packing Early

Even if you are just making a short move down the street or to the next town over, you will still need to pack all of your belongings and see to it that they are safe for transport. The best way to prevent the last-minute stress of packing is to start as soon as possible. We have found that a lot of our customers don’t realize just how extensive and time-consuming packing can be. That is why we recommend starting as soon as possible before your moving date arrives.

2. Get Rid of Unwanted Items and Junk

Moving is the perfect time to declutter and get rid of items you no longer want. While you are organizing your home to prepare for packing, consider making a pile for items you don’t need. It is better to declutter now, rather than haul a bunch of unwanted items with you to your new home.

3. Label All of Your Boxes by Room

If you end up boxing your items by yourself, be sure to label each box so you know what rooms they all belong to. While this may seem like a simple task, it can make a world of difference when you arrive at your new home and start to unpack.

4. Communicate with Your Movers

If you choose to work with a moving service like Priestley & Sons, know that we are always happy to discuss any concerns or problems you may be having. If you need an extra day of services or have a schedule change that needs to be worked out, we can help. No matter what moving problems you are facing, we guarantee we have the solutions. Just give us a call at any time!

5. Plan Ahead

With in-state moves, you don’t have as much to worry about compared to those leaving the state. However, you will still need to coordinate and plan ahead to some extent. Long before your official move date arrives, make sure to plan for children and pets to be watched while the process is underway so they do not get hurt or run off of your property.

6. Ask for Additional Help

Maybe you initially planned on packing up your belongings and boxing them yourself, only to find that you are running out of time. There is no harm in asking for help. When you work with our crew at Priestley & Sons, we can help pack, box-up, and transport all your belongings. We help homeowners during every phase of the process and are eager to help you, too!


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 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.


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).


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


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

LARGE FURNITURE TRANSPORT | Portland, Gresham & More

Priestley & Sons has an experienced crew of workers that can assist with all the heavy lifting. We know that relocating involves more than just transporting boxes — your family may have large furniture, decorations, or instruments that need to be shipped safely and in one piece.

We take great care when helping our customers move large items and furniture. No matter how heavy, awkward, or difficult it may be to transport certain items, we guarantee a smooth process from start to finish.

Here are just some of the larger items we can help transport:

  • Large sectional couches
  • Recliners and loveseats
  • Bed frames
  • China cabinets
  • Large hutches & bookcases
  • Home & gun safes
  • Pianos

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a reasonable price for a local move?
That depends on the total amount of items you need to be moved and the distance you’re moving. We think you’ll find that, for what you’re getting, our moving rates are highly competitive and affordable. Plus, when you add in the work we’re taking off your plate, it’s hard to go wrong with our professional movers!
How do I know if a moving company is reputable?
There are various ways to check if a mover is reputable. First, take a peek at their online reviews (Google Business, Yelp, Facebook, etc.). Not only can that tell you whether a company is legitimate, but it can also tell you how customers feel about working with the company itself and how your experience might go. Another thing you can do is look at the Better Business Bureau website.
What are the best local moving companies in Portland?
Portland has many great local moving companies, including but not limited to Priestley & Sons. If you want a quality moving company that will take great care of your items and help your move go as smoothly as possible, we encourage you to give us a call. We’re here to help!
Do you have same-day movers in Portland?
This depends on our availability. Please contact us today to see if we have the capacity to help with your same-day residential move in Portland, and we’ll do our best to help.
Mover at Priestley & Sons hauling boxes

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.