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Portland, Oregon, 97220
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,550 - $1,755
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Portland, Oregon, 97201
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,260 - $3,230
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Portland, Oregon, 97223
1 Bedroom$1,005 - $1,405
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Portland, Oregon, 97232
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,050 - $2,250
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 9.9% 8.6% +1.3% $10,000 to $14,999 6.3% 6.5% -0.2% $15,000 to $19,999 6.4% 6.4% +0.0% $20,000 to $24,999 7.0% 7.0% +0.0% $25,000 to $29,999 6.8% 6.9% -0.1% $30,000 to $34,999 7.1% 7.0% +0.1% $35,000 to $39,999 6.4% 6.3% +0.1% $40,000 to $44,999 5.9% 6.1% -0.2% $45,000 to $49,999 5.0% 5.3% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 9.5% 9.5% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 10.4% 10.7% -0.3% $75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 9.7% -0.5% $100,000 to $124,999 4.4% 4.5% -0.1% $125,000 to $149,999 2.2% 2.0% +0.2% $150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 1.7% +0.0% $200,000 or more 2.0% 1.8% +0.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.0% 4.5% -0.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 9.8% 10.3% -0.5% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.8% 14.3% -0.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.2% 13.7% +0.5% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.5% 11.8% +0.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.4% 7.8% +0.6% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.7% 5.5% +0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.5% 7.4% +0.1% 50.0% or more 19.7% 19.3% +0.4% Not computed 4.5% 5.5% -1.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 14.0% 15.4% -1.4% 25 to 34 years 31.5% 27.9% +3.6% 35 to 44 years 20.5% 21.5% -1.0% 45 to 54 years 15.4% 15.2% +0.2% 55 to 64 years 7.6% 7.4% +0.2% 65 to 74 years 4.8% 4.9% -0.1% 75 to 84 years 4.2% 4.9% -0.7% 85 years and over 2.1% 2.8% -0.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 45.7% 43.0% +2.7% 30 to 44 minutes 26.7% 24.2% +2.5% 45 to 59 minutes 9.7% 11.5% -1.8% 60 or more minutes 18.0% 21.3% -3.3%
Source: 2000 Census
Situated 70 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Portland is the largest city between Seattle and San Francisco. Founded because of its excellent shipping location on the Willamette River, the town was literally named in a coin toss after Portland, Maine.
Early on, very progressive city planning was put into place and Portland has never suffered from the urban sprawl that affects so many cities.This is a city that has retained a uniqueness of character. It maintains historic architecture while cultivating dynamic contemporary growth. Tree-lined streets, Mount Hood in the background, a beautiful river and a genuinely friendly atmosphere make it one of the best places in the U.S. to live and work.
Down By The River
When starting the search for your Portland apartment, know that the city straddles the Willamette River. There are several bridges but traffic can be heavy during rush hour so be mindful of how long your commute might be. The city offers a real variety of neighborhoods and you will find high rises to small complexes to warehouse or home conversions. In the NW part of Portland, check out The Pearl area.
Largely converted warehouses, there are large loft spaces and an arty atmosphere. The SE area is more affordable and arty too. Check out the Hawthorne Boulevard area if you like the bohemian lifestyle. The NE area is lively with areas like Hollywood and Kerns. And then you'll find smaller areas like Multnomah Village which is very cool and has various types of housing.
Getting to know Portland, you'll find it is very cultural with great museum and galleries. Movies are popular and seeing a movie in a theater that serves alcoholic beverages is the norm rather than the exception. The NBA Trailblazers are the city's only pro sports team but personal sports are very popular.
With the closeness of Mt. Hood, skiing and snowboarding are very popular, and Portland has one of the most active bicycle racing scenes in the country. No matter where you Portland apartment is located, you'll quickly find outlets for your cultural or sporting interests.
Portland has a burgeoning restaurant scene and aside from being name one of the most vegetarian friendly cities in the country, you'll find a variety of seafood, Italian and many other ethnic food places. McCormick and Schmick's is a homegrown chain, but don't be put off by its national expansion.
The four original restaurants are sprinkled out over the city and are all great seafood finds. Get romantic at the Portland City Grill or squeeze into Nicholas', the most popular Lebanese restaurant around. It's a foodie town and there will be something great near your new Portland apartment.
At night, you'll want to check out a few of Portland's many micro-breweries. There are 28 of them, so visiting them all will take a little time. There's a huge music scene in Portland so nights out will be easy. Most pubs and bars offer local, underground or well known bands on weekends. Doug Fir Lounge is like an L.A. club - slick and fun - or check out the Crystal Ballroom for bigger names and a huge dance floor.
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Portland Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Portland have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Portland apartment cost $1,339. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Portland apartment was $1,645 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $2,055. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Portland rentals listed below.
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What neighborhoods in Portland are good for eating out?
NW 23rd St. in Portland is home to some of the city's finest and trendiest restaurants. Local-favorite Coffee Time, located in the area, is a popular retreat for Portland residents to unwind and enjoy a first-rate cup o' jo. North Mississippi is another favorite neighborhood for the Portland food aficionado. Mississippi Pizza Pub, located here, is well known for its scrumptious food and hip, live music. But perhaps the newest and most notable food craze in Portland is the yummy "street-food", with vendors popping up in abundance throughout the city. Swing by Cora y Huichol Taqueria, on the corner of SE Holgate St. and 82nd Ave and pick up a mouth-watering Tostada de Camaron for a tasty and authentic Mexican treat!
What are the most fun neighborhoods in Portland?
The Pearl District is Portland's trendiest and most talked about neighborhood of the last decade. Once an old warehouse district, the Pearl has been completely transformed and is now home to the city's hippest shops and restaurants. In addition to the nightlife and shopping attractions situated here, Powell's Books, the country's largest independent bookstore, is located here and is a "must-see" for all booklovers. First Thursday, in the Pearl District, is a monthly event where the art galleries stay open late and locals put on their Sunday best to come out, drink wine, and check out the latest art.
Is there a coffee house or someplace in Goose Hollow where the locals hang out?
Portland is overflowing with fabulous coffee joints. Wired on Burnside is a local-fave spot in Goose Hollow with aromatic brews and the friendliest baristas around town. This funky yet cozy neighborhood spot also serves up cheap and tasty bagel sandwiches and pastries, as well as yummy milkshakes, smoothies, and Italian sodas. Fehrenbacher Hof is another beloved local coffee shop, located on 19th Ave. This hidden gem resides within an inviting and unpretentious little house with a charming porch out front. So order up a stung cup o' jo and one of Fehrenbacher's delectable breakfast sandwiches and enjoy it out in the sunshine.
im considering moving to portland and renting what neighborhoods should i avoid?
Nearly all areas of Portland are safe, especially during the day. The city is filled with many unique neighborhoods, with most of the nicer areas closer to downtown. Northeast Portland is perhaps the least desirable section of the city and many locals avoid crossing above 82nd Street during nightfall. Southwest and Northwest Portland are known for their charm and beauty, but these areas do tend to be on the pricier side. Eastmoreland is also a nice neighborhood, as well as the casual and artsy Inner Southeast vicinity.
What kinds of outdoor activities do people enjoy in Portland?
Not only does Portland have many parks and outdoor recreational areas within city limits, but it also is not very far from such places as the Columbia River, the southern chain of the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, all of which are prime locations to enjoy the outdoors. There are at least 4 National Parks within 50 miles, including the Deschutes and Snoqualmie National Forests. Portland residents enjoy golfing, mountain biking, skiing, ice climbing, hiking, fishing and wind surfing at different times of the year. Many people move to Portland because of the plentiful outdoor activities and easy access to the wilderness.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Portland for being outdoors with pets?
Portland is chock full of dog-friendly establishments from dog parks to farmer's markets to local restaurants. Hoyt Arboretum boasts 185 acres with 1,100 species of trees and 12 miles of trails for you and your pup to enjoy. Forest Park is the largest city park in the United States with about 5,000 acres of dog-friendly natural area with abundant natural wildlife and a massive tree canopy. Chimney Dog Park on North Columbia Boulevard is a 16-acre local favorite off-leash park open year round with sprawling meadows, trails, and fenced-in areas for the pups. Berlin Inn German Restaurant and Bakery allows dogs on their outdoor patio, even offering a special doggie menu with treats for your favorite furry friend! Every October, Portland's Lucky Labrador Brew Pub is home to the annual Dogtoberfest where dogs can get a good washing and all proceeds are donated to a local charity.
Does Portland have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Portland is home to an impressive array of fun and educational museums for visitors of all ages. The Children's Museum, located on Southwest Canyon Road, is an interactive museum with exhibits showcasing the natural world, sound, gravity, medicine, light and shadow, and more. Located on Southwest Park Avenue, Portland Art Museum is a sprawling 112,000 square foot facility displaying ancient through modern-day art from all around the world. Portland's World Forestry Center offers visitors a glimpse of life and changes within the forest, with many educational and interactive displays, a forest canopy habitat featuring live animals, and even a raft ride. Some other Portland favorite museums include the Hat Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Oregon Historical Society Museum, and the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum.
What areas of Portland are safe for walking around at night?
Portland's Pearl District and Northwest Portland are nice, safe areas, close to downtown and conveniently located along the streetcar line. However, these neighborhoods are on the pricier end of things. Some less expensive safe neighborhoods are located on the east side of the river, including the Hawthorne District, Irvington, and Alberta. According to neighborhoodscout.com, the neighborhoods with the lowest crime rate in Portland are Sylvan, Benny Slope, Portland Heights, Kaiser Road, and Englewood.
Is Portland a good place for families?
Portland is a great place for families. While it does rain quite a bit throughout the year, that rain is the source of all of Portland's top-notch forests, flowers, and farms, and the summers are beautiful and generally sunny. In addition to plenty of parks, opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming abound. Plus, it has accessible skiing at Mt. Hood. Portland is also home to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon Zoo, and the World Forestry Center.
Will I need a car in Portland?
No, you probably won't need a car in Portland. Over 12 percent of Portland's residents uses mass transit to get to work on a daily basis. While this might not sound like a lot, this number is 735 percent greater than the Oregon average and 567 percent greater than the national average, indicating that Portland's public transit system is very well developed. Local bus service is provided by TriMet, which also operates the MAX light rail system, which connects the city and suburbs. In addition to Portland's mass transportation options, Portland was ranked the 12th most walkable of fifty largest U.S. cities by a 2011 study by Walk Score. Biking is also a popular options for Portland's commuters.