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    Emerald Place
    1815 NW 173rd Ave, Triple Creek
    • 1 Bedroom
      $812
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,064
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    Madison Boulder Creek
    6600 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville
    • 1 Bedroom
      $954
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,009
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,225
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    Riverwood Heights
    12070 SW Fischer Rd., Portland
    • 1 Bedroom
      $850
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $900
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,150
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    Columbia Ridge
    15910 NE Sandy Blvd., Wilkes
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $850
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,200
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    Emerald Park
    650 SE 148th Avenue, Centennial
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $735
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $820
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    Southpark Square
    1525 SW Park Ave. Suite 100, Downtown Portland
    • Studio
      $935
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,300
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,605
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $2,695
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    20 Pettygrove
    1976 NW Pettygrove St., Northwest District
    • Studio
      $1,100
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,265
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,850
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    Foothills
    4114 SE 174th, Centennial
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $890
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    Central Eastside Lofts
    111 NE 6th, Kerns
    • Studio
      $1,050
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,150
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,550
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    Furnished Studio - Portland - Gresham
    17777 NE Sacramento St, Wilkes East
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,560
    (971) 373-4005
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    Golf Creek Apartments
    1807 SW Golf Creek Dr, Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill
    • Studio
      $910
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $955
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,190
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,650
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    (971) 373-4779
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    The Louisa
    123 NW 12th Ave, Pearl
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,495
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,265
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    (971) 373-4946
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    Franklin Ide
    2240 NW Lovejoy, Northwest District
    • Studio
      $1,310
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,310
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,550
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    (971) 373-4576
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    MW8
    434 Sw College St, Downtown Portland
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,380
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,625
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $2,456
      +
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $2,710
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    (971) 202-9899
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    The Emery
    3155 SW Moody Ave., Corbet - Terwilliger - Lair Hill
    • Studio
      $1,155
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,015
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,775
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    (877) 617-7832
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    Shadow Hills
    2040 SW Vermont, Hillsdale
    • 1 Bedroom
      $900
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,090
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,625
      +
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    Rock Creek Duplexes
    20554 NW Lapine Way, Sommerset West - Elmonica North
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $815
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $860
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    Imperial House Apartments
    957 NE 122nd Ave, Parkrose Heights
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $795
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    River Cliff
    12505 SE River Road, Milwaukie Heights
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $850
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    South Parc at Bethany
    4300 NW Chanticleer Drive, Sommerset West - Elmonica North
    • Studio
      $900
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $955
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,150
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,675
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City Guide
Portland

Living in the Pacific Northwest

Every region boasts a unique set of perks and challenges to human survival. Here are some considerations you ought to weigh in choosing a place to live.

Rain: Oregon’s called the Evergreen State for a reason: rainfall amounts to forty inches a year in Portland, over half this amount accruing between November and February. So you’ve got to be prepared to conduct your daily existence in the bald threat of wetness. Invest in some good boots and a raincoat. And—if you’re a bike commuter—front and back fenders are absolutely essential.

Sun: The maritime climate may keep temperatures mild (it rarely strays more than fifteen degrees on either side of 53° F, the annual average), but latitude dictates surprisingly short winter days. If you’re worried about seasonal affective disorder, be sure to choose a pad with lots of natural light and south-facing windows.

Transport: Think of Portland as the littlest brother in a trio of Pac NW cities: Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington, lie to the north along the heavily trafficked I-5 corridor. Portland has decent public transport options, and Amtrak offers rail travel north as well as south (to Corvallis and Eugene). But if you aim to make it out to stunning Cannon Beach or up to staggering Mt. Hood, both within a 100 miles of the metro area, you’ll need a car. (Just make sure it’s a hybrid!)

Neighborhood Breakdown: The Quadrant System

Portland is bisected vertically by the Willamette River and horizontally by Burnside St., rendering four quadrants: Southwest, Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast. Yet the ubiquitous “Keep Portland Weird” slogan characterizes even the city’s geography. That’s right, there’s a fifth “quadrant,” North Portland.

SW Portland: Home to two of the city’s largest universities, Portland State and OHSU, Southwest is the quieter option for those hungry for downtown amenities. Upscale dining without the touristy bustle? Find it here. Brownstone duplex apartments.

NW Portland: The veritable heartbeat of Portland’s financial sector. PGE Park hosts MLS soccer games, Powell’s City of Books always has a world-renowned author lecturing, and Nob Hill’s got the highest per capita boutique greeting card stores. The only quadrant where the average building height exceeds five stories. Chic and contemporary studios.

SE Portland: The original bohemian ghetto. This neighborhood birthed Stumptown Coffee almost 20 years ago and Hawthorne St. has more vintage clothing stores than stoplights. Can’t stop showing off your fixie? Contemplating yet another tattoo? You’ll love Southeast. Room in a shared co-op.

NE Portland: Highest percentage of homes on the historic registry. Beautiful, tree-lined avenues scattered by the occasional brewpub or roastery. Serene and suburban (but not, ya know?). Renovated “Old Portland” craftsman house.

N Portland: Recently revitalized, North is quickly becoming the new artist hotbed. Home to Adidas, a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, and a slew of Ethiopian restaurants. Condo near the Mississippi Arts District.

Portland is a diverse town—in more ways than one. Fitting yourself into that diversity can be a trial, but feeling comfortable in your place of residence is propriety number one. Good luck, and welcome to Bridgetown, USA!

-By Kera Zacuto

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