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315 apartments for rent in Portland, OR

Rivàge
2220 NW Front Ave #100
Studio
$1,386
1 Bed
$1,497
2 Bed
$2,565
Yacht Harbor Club
11505 NE Yacht Harbor Dr
1 Bed
$1,560
2 Bed
$2,335
NV
1261 NW Overton St
1 Bed
$1,840
2 Bed
$2,345
Riva on the Park
0650 SW Gaines St
Studio
$1,000
1 Bed
$1,275
2 Bed
$1,700
Waterline
2080 NW Front Ave
Studio
$1,325
1 Bed
$1,503
2 Bed
$2,345
Block 17
1161 NW Overton St
Studio
$1,850
1 Bed
$1,664
2 Bed
$3,231
Deveraux Glen
10600 SW Taylor St
1 Bed
$1,322
2 Bed
$1,437
3 Bed
$1,947
The Matisse
677 SW Lowell St
Studio
$1,230
1 Bed
$1,450
2 Bed
$2,055
Cyan PDX
1720 SW 4th Ave
Studio
$1,219
1 Bed
$1,394
2 Bed
$1,475
Westover Tower Apartments
930 NW 25th Pl
Studio
$1,100
1 Bed
$1,325
Slate
124 NE 3rd Ave
Studio
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1 Bed
$1,550
2 Bed
$2,100
The Parker
1447 NW 12th Ave
1 Bed
$1,462
2 Bed
$2,445
Boat House - John's Landing
444 SW Boundary St
Studio
Ask
1 Bed
$1,625
2 Bed
$2,144
Wyatt
1221 NW Marshall St
Studio
$1,545
1 Bed
$1,570
2 Bed
$3,720
Vue Apartments
1717 SW Park Ave
Studio
$989
1 Bed
$1,014
2 Bed
$1,340
Ella
3833 SW Bond Ave
Studio
$1,560
1 Bed
$1,605
2 Bed
$2,510
Tupelo Alley
3850 N Mississippi Ave
Studio
$1,234
1 Bed
$1,276
2 Bed
$1,889
Savier Street Flats
2270 NW Savier St
Studio
$1,395
1 Bed
$1,374
2 Bed
$2,759
The Emery
3155 SW Moody Ave
Studio
$1,300
1 Bed
$1,320
2 Bed
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Amberglen West
1101 NE 89th Ave
1 Bed
$1,436
2 Bed
$1,584
3 Bed
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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!

Portland Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Portland ranks on:
B Overall satisfaction
B Safety and crime rate
C Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
D Affordability
C+ Quality of schools
C+ Weather
C+ Commute time
B State and local taxes
A Public transit
B Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Portland from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Portland renters are generally satisfied with their city overall, with many categories receiving average or above average ratings” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “With rents rising especially in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction here.”

Key findings in Portland include the following:

  • Portland renters gave their city a B overall in satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Portland was access to public transit (A).
  • Renters seem to be generally satisfied with things like pet friendliness (B), safety (B), and state and local taxes (B).
  • The biggest sources for dissatisfaction here is affordability/cost of living (D).
  • Millennial renters seem to be especially satisfied with the city, giving it an A- overall.
  • Portland renter satisfaction was relatively on par with nearby city Seattle (B+) as well as similarly sized city Las Vegas (B-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I love the entire feel of the city. There are amazing restaurants to eat at, tons of great local bands, and big acts to choose from on any night. So many outdoor activities; the mountain and ocean are all within 2 hours. In the city there are a ton of hiking trails, parks, and river-accessible areas. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The only thing I dislike about the city is the infrastructure. The city is growing so fast, and the infrastructure needs some serious updating.” —Rebecca H.
  • “Friendly locals are so nice, and perfect public transportation.” —Xiujuan W.
  • “I hate the ridiculous rents because you have to make a huge amount of money to be able to afford a good place to live…” —Kerry M.