Local Movers Portland


When it comes time to choose a company that provides residential moving services, you’ll discover that you have a lot of options. Until you begin to dig a little deeper. That’s when you discover there’s only one residential moving company for you: Smooth Move People.

We’ve been home movers for a lot of years, so whether you’re moving in, moving out, or moving on up, our selection of residential moving services simply can’t be beaten.

And we haven’t even talked about our rates, which remain the lowest in Oregon. And we have the receipts to prove it.

Wherever life takes you, Smooth Move People is ready to carry your stuff.


When you need a professional residential home mover in Portland, you don’t want a fly-by-night newcomer. You want a company that has earned its stripes — one that works to win your trust. You want a mover that’s been around the block a few times.

Since 1989, the smooth movers at Smooth Move People have been up, down, in, and out of nearly all the streets around the Rose City, including the ones that angle sharply upwards towards the treeline. (We’ve also been over the river and through the woods quite often.)

We move city folks to the coast, Portland residents to Vancouver and Seattle, and Northwesterners to points all across these United States.

Smooth Move People is a family-owned and operated Portland moving company, and we’re proud to say we take the worry out of local residential moving and long-distance residential moving.

We’ve compiled a few quick tips about our residential moving services:

Getting a Move On

Our professional movers offer reliable moving services for residential moves for both long-distance and local moves.

Load ‘Em Up, Load ‘Em Out

We offer professional loading and unloading services in the Portland area, including putting things precisely where you want them and assembling them, as needed.

Packing Services and Supplies

Don’t be caught unprepared. When you work with Smooth Move People, we’ll bring our own packing supplies or use yours. Whatever works best for you!

Why Choose Smooth Move People As Your Movers in Portland?

We’re good at what we do. We’ve carried wide beds up narrow stairwells, hefted hefty sofas into highrise condos, and safely transported everything from family heirlooms to sparkling new treasures.

Plus, we specialize in moving the following items, making us truly a one-stop shop for all your Portland moving needs:

  • Pianos: Leave the heavy lifting to us. A piano is huge, but it’s also a delicate instrument. Let Smooth Move People get your piano from Point A to Point B — or middle C, as the case may be.
  • Heavy lifting: Speaking of heavy lifting, we have a whole page dedicated to just that! And there’s a lot more to heavy equipment moving than simply picking the item up and dropping it off.
  • Decorative art: We take care of every item we move, because all your items are special. But let’s face it, some items — like artwork, especially if it’s a family heirloom — are more special than others.
  • Fragile moving: Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind. Our moving services combined with our experience should do just that — even as we pack your most fragile items and move them to your new home.

From Sellwood to St. Johns, Laurelhurst to the Pearl, downtown to the West Hills, we’re the moving company that Portlanders trust.


Smooth Move People has the lowest moving rates around. Seriously.

We encourage you to comparison shop, but we think you’ll eventually find yourself calling Smooth Move People. When we say we’re the best, we mean it. And when we say we have the lowest rates, it’s not just some gimmicky marketing line.

We charge the lowest moving rate amount that we’re permitted to by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Plus, since we own all of our equipment — trucks, supplies, etc. — our overhead is much lower than other companies.

Smooth Move People is dedicated to helping our neighbors in Portland, and we do that by providing a great moving experience for a lower cost.

How about some specifics? Two movers and a truck are $115 per hour. Additional movers are an extra $47.05 an hour.

Of course, every move is different. Call us today and we can get you a quote for your Portland area residential move. Moving across the country? We’ll give you an estimate for that, too.

One last thing about our super low rates: We don’t cut corners, even though our prices are so enticingly low. In fact, our moving rates include insurance where your items will be valued at 60 cents per pound, per article. We also offer optional additional insurance coverages.

Ask us about what might work best for you!

Last but not least: We’re licensed, insured, and authorized to do business.

Our vitals: ODOT 001982, USDOT 2097226.

Get in touch to schedule with us any time. We’re ready to help with your long-distance or local moving.


Get Ready For Your Own Smooth Move

For three decades and counting, we’ve been helping our friends and neighbors in the Portland, Oregon, area by being their local moving service of choice. We are passionate about what we do. We like to think that we’re helping our customers get a brand new start — wherever it is they choose to go on moving day.

We come highly recommended in the Portland metro area. We provide top-notch moving teams (made up of local movers) and customer service.

And we do it for the least amount of money possible in the Oregon moving industry, without sacrificing service. (This is true for all our full-service moving plans, including long-distance moves.)

Smooth Move People’s experienced movers can help ease some of the inevitable frustrations that go along with relocating. Our turnkey services include packing, loading, and unloading for your home so that your move is a breeze.

Contact us to get a quote — and jumpstart your move with us today. We look forward to serving you and to becoming your go-to mover in greater Portland — and beyond!


Whether you’re moving from East Portland to West Portland, moving to a new neighborhood, or just down the street to a new home or apartment, Smooth Move People is here to help.

Portland locals since 1989, we’re ready to get you moved to your next home in Bridgetown. Ready to get started? Call us today for an estimate.

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