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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Portland

My neighborhood is quiet, which minimizes issues with sleeping at night. Additionally, I have not seen any suspicious activity or evidence of crime in the area, which makes me feel safer.

its has 1 bar that is not a fun place but you can get drunk and its walkable . it doesnt have any homeless or crime but ut does have a bunch of hipsters

Some of the things that I love the most about living in my neighborhood is how many local restaurants and shops there are

It's very warm and safe to live in and I can be completely comfortable when my children want to go to school walking or to play in the garden also every thing I need is near me

It butts up against a large green area -- Forest Park. There are many restaurants of all types of ethnicity and ranges of affordability. We like to go to the museums nearby and the cafes with friends.

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Who Lives Here

Portland Demographics

Education

High School

16%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

24%

4 people

19%

5 people

7%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

8%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

43%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Portland?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$1223$1487$1715$2095
Oct '23$1221$1490$1795$2095
Sep '23$1262$1497$1824$2095
Aug '23$1282$1497$1837$1995
Jul '23$1285$1525$1895$2020
Jun '23$1285$1497$1860$1985
May '23$1262$1497$1895$2075
Apr '23$1250$1550$1800$1999
Mar '23$1250$1582$1925$2150
Feb '23$1250$1587$1935$2173
Jan '23$1275$1579$1942$2149
Dec '22$1250$1587$1797$2100

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Portland

Portland Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

18%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

12%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7676

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 86 of 156 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 115 of 156 renters

Percentage: 8585

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 103 of 156 renters

Percentage: 6060

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 120 of 156 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 86 of 156 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Portland

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 24% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Portland's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 42% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Portland looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 58% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portland is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Portland has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 16% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 28% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portland is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 22% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 43% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 5% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Portland Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 138 of 156 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 128 of 156 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 125 of 156 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 119 of 156 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 115 of 156 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 107 of 156 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 106 of 156 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 104 of 156 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 99 of 156 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 97 of 156 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 97 of 156 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 94 of 156 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 91 of 156 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 88 of 156 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 81 of 156 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 85 of 156 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 96 of 156 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 104 of 156 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 118 of 156 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 123 of 156 renters

Portland Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Portland

10/10

Cedar Mill Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Rieke Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Abernethy Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Alameda Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Bridlemile Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Duniway Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Portland, OR

Getting to Know Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon is one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest. Located on the Willamette River, near its junction with the Columbia, the city represents forward-thinking progressivism at its finest. Long known for its environmentally friendly stance, the city is home to a number of intricate parks and gardens. Most apartments in Portland are in the downtown area, giving residents ample opportunity to explore everything the city has to offer.

The Best Neighborhoods in Portland

An easy-going, kind of cool vibe runs through the city of Portland, with many fun and eclectic neighborhoods to match. Wherever you live, you won't be far from the local art and food scenes. You'll also have plenty of walkable spots to meander through when you're ready to explore.

  • North Portland: With cute cafes, restaurants, and an easy commute downtown, via the Max Yellow Line, North Portland is the place to be. Vibrant and funky, you'll find a variety of neighborhoods here with plenty of local art, eateries and pubs. This neighborhood also borders Portland International Airport.
  • Northeast Portland: Known for the Alberta Arts District, Northeast Portland is diverse and hip. Pop into any of the quirky shops, galleries or go to the Last Thursdays street fair. Check out live music, low-key bars and more in this fun part of town.
  • East Portland: An extremely varied part of town, East Portland offers localized areas that are unique and attractive to a wide range of people. Throughout, you'll find a lot of newer housing surrounded by large fir trees.
  • Nob Hill: As a mix of old and new developments, Nob Hill has a unique look. There are many places you can find a great deal when it comes to housing. It's rather eclectic, with a collection of all sorts of boutiques and restaurants to cater to anyone's tastes.
  • Downtown: This walkable part of town buzzes with activity. Visit indie boutiques and take advantage of the extensive variety of food. When the weekend comes, listen to live music as you peruse the stalls of local craftspeople at the Portland Saturday Market.
  • Hawthorne District: With a bohemian vibe and an eclectic mix of shops and boutiques, the Hawthorne District is a good place to live a laid-back lifestyle. Grab a bite at a low-key diner or taco joint before exploring Mt. Tabor Park, an extinct volcano. At night, things are lively with plenty of clubs and bars.
  • South Waterfront: A great neighborhood for students, South Waterfront is home to Oregon Health & Sciences University. Take in the amazing views along the water at the South Waterfront Greenway and see the Tilikum Crossing Bridge light up each night.
  • Pearl: This used to be an industrial district, but Pearl has become the young, up-and-coming place to go. Like many neighborhoods of that type, you'll find constant events and festivals, great restaurants and breweries. It's a highly walkable and bikeable spot for fun.
  • Buckman: A foodie's paradise, living in Buckman almost means never having to eat at the same place twice. This bikeable area is a fun, urban neighborhood to explore. It contains more microbreweries per capita than another other city in the world and offers a short commute into downtown. Belmont Street runs through the center of the neighborhood and offers a variety of bars, restaurants and coffee houses.
  • Goose Hollow: Earning its name from the early residents who would let their geese run free, Goose Hollow today is a mix of historic buildings and modern condos. It's a favorite hangout for Portland State University students as well as soccer fans heading to Providence Park. There's plenty so see, do and eat in this part of town.

Fun Things to Do in Portland

Portland is a fun melting pot of delicious food, tasty beverages and family-friendly activities. You'll find a wonderful collection of museums, shops and outdoor experiences to keep everyone happily busy.

Portland Attractions

Residents can get their learning on at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry or the Pittock Mansion. Learn a little more about your favorite scientific topics or dive into the local history of one Portland family. If the weather's good and you'd like a day outside, spend time at the Lan Su Chinese Garden or check out the Portland Japanese Garden. Washington Park can keep you busy for quite a while. It houses the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Test Garden.

Portland Culture

Perhaps the most interesting cultural stop in Portland is Mill Ends Park. As the smallest park in the world, this tiny spot is literally the size of a lamp post. Created by a local columnist, it has been an official park since 1976, and speaks to the laid-back, accepting vibe of the city. If shopping is your culture, visit the downtown area. Both the Pearl District and Lloyd District offer ample stores to check out in addition to other cultural experiences. You can even go to circus school at The Circus Project if you're looking for something completely unique. Many apartments in Portland are also located near the informal Saturday Market, which runs through the height of summer.

Getaways from Portland

Living in Portland puts an infinite number of outdoor experiences at your fingertips. Ski, snowboard, hike or camp on Mount Hood. Visit Mt. St. Helens and see an actual erupted volcano. Spend an afternoon beside Multnomah Falls at the Columbia River Gorge. You can also get outside without all the hiking or climbing. Take a trip to Hood River or Willamette Valley to sample the offerings at a variety of wineries. You can hang outside at a more casual pace.

Find Your Apartment in Portland

Finding a new place to live can be a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find your perfect match. Regardless of your desires, there's an apartment in Portland for you.