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177 Units Available
Denizen
2050 NE Hoyt Street
Portland, OR | Old Town Chinatown
Studio
$1,235
486 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,340
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,285
932 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
WELCOME TO DENIZEN Denizen is the new, not-so-hidden destination at the vibrant intersection of Portland's eastside industrial district and the lush, historic Laurelhurst neighborood.
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138 Units Available
Raleigh Slabtown Apartments
2222 Northwest Raleigh Street
Portland, OR | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,240
498 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,778
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
964 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Everyone loves a gritty underdog story, and Slabtown is it. This old school warehouse area is finding new life as a vibrant neighborhood with boatloads of history and character. And Raleigh Slabtown is the home base in the middle of it all.
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23 Units Available
Osprey
3750 S River Pkwy
Portland, OR | South Portland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,392
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,227
1043 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
*We are now offering self-guided and virtual tours!* Discover the home of your dreams at Osprey Apartments where you can truly have it all! Proximity to downtown allows you to simplify your commute and add more enjoyment to your day.
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14 Units Available
Park Plaza
1969 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
Studio
$1,134
426 sqft
1 Bedroom
$931
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,648
877 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Recently remodeled units with hardwood floors, air conditioning and extra storage space. The pet-friendly community has a convenient online portal for payments and maintenance requests. Located downtown, close to Portland Art Museum.
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29 Units Available
Rivage
2220 NW Front Ave
Portland, OR | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,219
538 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,392
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,139
1075 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Newly constructed homes in Nob Hill, just footsteps from the river. Contemporary rooms have air conditioning and stainless steel appliances. Business center, fire pit and lobby. Close to Route 30. Cats and dogs allowed.
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29 Units Available
Deveraux Glen
10600 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR | Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill
1 Bedroom
$1,317
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,452
1166 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,796
1368 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Gorgeous, pet-friendly complex close to Sunset Highway. Concierge, yoga classes, clubhouse, and hot tub on site. Pets allowed. In-unit laundry. Right next to Merritt Orchard Park.
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8 Units Available
North Bethany Ridge
15921 NW Brugger Rd
Portland, OR | Sommerset West - Elmonica North
1 Bedroom
$1,475
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
These gorgeous Tudor-style apartments are situated in a highly coveted location. Onsite maintenance and optional carports and garages make this property unusually well-appointed in Portland.
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6 Units Available
Museum Place
1030 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,272
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
1139 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Situated in the Cultural Arts District. Floor-to-ceiling windows, energy-efficient appliances, and full-size washer and dryer found in every apartment. On-site rock climbing wall and rooftop garden. Streetcar stop located outside the property.
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15 Units Available
Cadence
2005 North Williams Avenue
Portland, OR | Eliot
Studio
$1,200
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,520
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
944 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:44 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom units available. This complex is modern and upscale, complete with amenities like updated kitchens, stainless steel appliances, open concept floor plans and large living spaces.
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34 Units Available
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1261 NW Overton St
Portland, OR | Pearl
1 Bedroom
$1,555
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,090
1216 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Located in Portland's Pearl District, near the Willamette River, parks and public transportation. Twenty-six story building with stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with stainless-steel appliances, dramatic city views and in-suite laundry facilities. Garage.
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31 Units Available
Storyline
1177 SW Market St
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
Studio
$1,225
445 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,370
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,470
1011 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
This community comes equipped with a clubroom, rooftop lounge, fitness center and coffee bar. Apartments include quartz countertops, in-unit laundry and stainless-steel appliances. Delta Park Center and Portland State University are both nearby.
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7 Units Available
North Hollow
1551 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR | Goose Hollow
Studio
$1,216
528 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,476
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Prime location close to the mountains, major businesses and Portland shops and restaurants. Units feature dishwasher, in-unit laundry and private patio/balcony. Community has a gym, 24-hour maintenance and parking.
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26 Units Available
Asa Flats and Lofts
1200 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR | Pearl
Studio
$1,060
605 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,311
839 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1219 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Just minutes from I-405 and the waterway. On-site gym, concierge service and grill area. Green community. Apartments offer granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Guest suite available.
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12 Units Available
The Dianne Apartments
535 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,806
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
1127 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Great location for commuters, just off I-405. Apartments have hardwood floors, laundry, and a patio or balcony. Community features 24-hour maintenance, BBQ grill, and bike storage.
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12 Units Available
Honeyman Hardware Lofts
555 NW Park Ave
Portland, OR | Pearl
Studio
$1,387
829 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,956
1275 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Modern living in the Pearl District. Within walking distance to restaurants and salons. Apartment community has controlled access and features a rooftop deck. Units boast stainless steel appliances, alarm systems, and vaulted ceilings.
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12 Units Available
Linden
1250 E Burnside St
Portland, OR | Buckman
1 Bedroom
$1,185
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,622
835 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Chic granite counters, plank flooring and fully equipped kitchens define these comfortable homes located close to Eastside Portland. Pet-friendly community with its own dog park. Courtyard, clubhouse and 24-gym for residents.
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19 Units Available
The Ardea
3720 SW Bond Ave
Portland, OR | South Portland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,816
968 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,148
1793 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Convenient to I-5. High-rise apartment community offering spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Apartments feature open living spaces with modern amenities, such as high-end appliances, built-in storage, hardwood floors and stone counters.
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11 Units Available
The Cameron
1500 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
Studio
$1,191
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,166
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,885
905 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Excellent location in thriving downtown cultural district. Community offers units with plank flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Residents enjoy communal features like 24-hour fitness center, controlled access lobby and bike storage.
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18 Units Available
The Parker
1447 NW 12th Ave
Portland, OR | Pearl
1 Bedroom
$1,216
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,058
915 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
With views of the Willamette River, enjoy these modern apartments showcasing gourmet kitchens, natural wood floors, private patio or balcony and air conditioning. A green-conscious community. On-site benefits include wheelchair access, courtyard, clubhouse and pool.
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10 Units Available
Enso
1400 NW Marshall St
Portland, OR | Pearl
Studio
$1,608
605 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,299
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,487
1174 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Downtown living in Portland's Pearl District! Complex offers a wine room, fire pit, courtyard, and clubhouse. Stainless steel appliances, washers/dryers, and patios or balconies in units. Near I-405 and the Willamette River.
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7 Units Available
Harbour Court
910 N Harbour Dr
Portland, OR | Bridgeton
1 Bedroom
$1,300
927 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1086 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Within walking distance of North Portland Harbor, enjoy a fireplace, in-unit laundry, and modern appliances along with a 24-hour gym, hot tub, key fob access, pool, courtyard, and sauna.
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14 Units Available
2121 Belmont
2121 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR | Buckman
1 Bedroom
$1,605
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Apartments feature gourmet kitchens, granite counter-tops, and hardwood floors. Amenities include internet access and 24-hr gym. Only a short drive across the Willamette River to the University District and downtown Portland.
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8 Units Available
The Addy
1222 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,163
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,274
576 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,093
779 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Minutes to downtown Portland. Residences feature open-concept living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Property offers a communal lounge, terrace, and on-site restaurant. BIKETOWN station located outside the property.
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Essex House
1330 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
1 Bedroom
$1,077
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1293 sqft
Last updated October 26 at 09:43 PM
Minutes to I-405. Also close to the Willamette River. One- and two-bedroom apartments with large windows, eco-friendly floors and private outdoor spaces. Property offers a lounge with wine bar and a sundeck with BBQ areas.

Median Rent in Portland

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Portland is $1,154, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,346.
Studio
$1,001
1 Bed
$1,154
2 Beds
$1,346
3+ Beds
$1,728
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How much is rent in Portland?
In Portland, the median rent is $1,001 for a studio, $1,154 for a 1-bedroom, $1,346 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,728 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Portland, check out our monthly Portland Rent Report.
How much is rent in Portland?
In Portland, the median rent is $1,001 for a studio, $1,154 for a 1-bedroom, $1,346 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,728 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Portland, check out our monthly Portland Rent Report.
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While some Portland properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Portland properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Portland. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College, University of Western States, and Concordia University-Portland.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Portland. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College, University of Western States, and Concordia University-Portland.

City Guide

Portland
"Well Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz. If that ain't love then tell me what is." (-Loretta Lynn, "Portland Oregon")
"Well Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz. If that ain't love then tell me what is." (-Loretta Lynn, "Portland Oregon")

Portland, where the dream of the 90s is still alive! Whether you’re an outdoor sports guru interested in maximizing your time on mountain and coast or a caffeinated fashionista joining the hipster pilgrimage, Portland, Oregon, is a fun and funky place to inhabit. But the intention to be a Portlander is only part of the formula; you still need a place to crash, right? Let’s find you a flippin’ sweet apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Portland? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Cathedral Park and St. John's Bridge

Trees blossoming at Reed's College

View of Portland, OR

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!)

Living in the Pacific Northwest
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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!

Neighborhood Breakdown: The Quadrant System
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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!

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City Guide

Portland
"Well Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz. If that ain't love then tell me what is." (-Loretta Lynn, "Portland Oregon")
"Well Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz. If that ain't love then tell me what is." (-Loretta Lynn, "Portland Oregon")

Portland, where the dream of the 90s is still alive! Whether you’re an outdoor sports guru interested in maximizing your time on mountain and coast or a caffeinated fashionista joining the hipster pilgrimage, Portland, Oregon, is a fun and funky place to inhabit. But the intention to be a Portlander is only part of the formula; you still need a place to crash, right? Let’s find you a flippin’ sweet apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Portland? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Cathedral Park and St. John's Bridge

Trees blossoming at Reed's College

View of Portland, OR

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!)

Living in the Pacific Northwest
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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!

Neighborhood Breakdown: The Quadrant System
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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!

Rent Report
Portland

November 2020 Portland Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2020 Portland Rent Report. Portland rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Portland rents decline sharply over the past month

Portland rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Portland stand at $1,146 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,336 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Portland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -1.5%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents rising across cities in the Portland Metro

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Portland over the past year, cities in the rest of the metro are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Portland metro for which we have data. Oregon as a whole logged rent growth of -1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Looking throughout the metro, Lake Oswego is the most expensive of all Portland metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,839; of the 10 largest cities in Oregon metro that we have data for, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton, where two-bedrooms go for $1,505, $1,839, and $1,563, respectively, are the three major cities in the metro besides Portland to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.4%, -0.4%, and -0.3%).
    • Bend, Tualatin, and Vancouver have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 5.2%, and 3.9%, respectively).

    Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Portland

    As rents have fallen sharply in Portland, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, Portland is less affordable for renters.

    • Portland's median two-bedroom rent of $1,336 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 6.0% decline in Portland.
    • While rents in Portland fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.6%) and Phoenix (+3.3%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Portland than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,144.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Portland
    $1,150
    $1,340
    -0.7%
    -6%
    Vancouver
    $1,180
    $1,390
    0.4%
    3.9%
    Gresham
    $1,090
    $1,350
    0
    2.4%
    Hillsboro
    $1,370
    $1,510
    -0.6%
    -1.4%
    Beaverton
    $1,290
    $1,560
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Lake Oswego
    $1,550
    $1,840
    -0.6%
    -0.4%
    Tualatin
    $1,400
    $1,520
    0.6%
    5.2%
    Wilsonville
    $1,370
    $1,560
    -0.8%
    1.4%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    November 2020 Portland Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Portland Rent Report. Portland rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Portland Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Portland Rent Report. Portland rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Portland rents decline sharply over the past month

    Portland rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Portland stand at $1,146 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,336 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Portland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -1.5%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents rising across cities in the Portland Metro

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Portland over the past year, cities in the rest of the metro are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Portland metro for which we have data. Oregon as a whole logged rent growth of -1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Looking throughout the metro, Lake Oswego is the most expensive of all Portland metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,839; of the 10 largest cities in Oregon metro that we have data for, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton, where two-bedrooms go for $1,505, $1,839, and $1,563, respectively, are the three major cities in the metro besides Portland to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.4%, -0.4%, and -0.3%).
      • Bend, Tualatin, and Vancouver have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 5.2%, and 3.9%, respectively).

      Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Portland

      As rents have fallen sharply in Portland, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, Portland is less affordable for renters.

      • Portland's median two-bedroom rent of $1,336 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 6.0% decline in Portland.
      • While rents in Portland fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.6%) and Phoenix (+3.3%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Portland than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,144.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Portland
      $1,150
      $1,340
      -0.7%
      -6%
      Vancouver
      $1,180
      $1,390
      0.4%
      3.9%
      Gresham
      $1,090
      $1,350
      0
      2.4%
      Hillsboro
      $1,370
      $1,510
      -0.6%
      -1.4%
      Beaverton
      $1,290
      $1,560
      -0.7%
      -0.3%
      Lake Oswego
      $1,550
      $1,840
      -0.6%
      -0.4%
      Tualatin
      $1,400
      $1,520
      0.6%
      5.2%
      Wilsonville
      $1,370
      $1,560
      -0.8%
      1.4%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Portland Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Portland ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B+
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A-
      Recreational activities
      D
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      C+
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      A
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Portland’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Portland renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Portland, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Portland include the following:

      • Portland renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Portland were pet-friendliness and public transit, which both received scores of A.
      • The areas of concern to Portland renters are affordability and commute time, which received D and C scores, respectively.
      • Portland millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Portland did relatively well compared to other Pacific Northwest cities like Spokane (C+) and Tacoma (C+), but earned lower marks than Seattle (B+) and Beaverton (B+).
      • Portland did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin (A-), Nashville (A-) and Boston (A).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "There are so many activities both in and outside of the city. Unfortunately, rent is skyrocketing and traffic is getting worse." -Nolan B.
      • "People love living in Portland, which makes it a happy, fun environment. However, people love it so much that it’s crowded and expensive, too." -Chelsea C.
      • "I love how green and vibrant everything is, especially in the summer. I also like the laid-back atmosphere." -Ashley M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Portland’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Portland renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Li...

      View full Portland Renter Survey

      Here’s how Portland ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B+
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A-
      Recreational activities
      D
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      C+
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      A
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Portland’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Portland renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Portland, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Portland include the following:

      • Portland renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Portland were pet-friendliness and public transit, which both received scores of A.
      • The areas of concern to Portland renters are affordability and commute time, which received D and C scores, respectively.
      • Portland millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Portland did relatively well compared to other Pacific Northwest cities like Spokane (C+) and Tacoma (C+), but earned lower marks than Seattle (B+) and Beaverton (B+).
      • Portland did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin (A-), Nashville (A-) and Boston (A).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "There are so many activities both in and outside of the city. Unfortunately, rent is skyrocketing and traffic is getting worse." -Nolan B.
      • "People love living in Portland, which makes it a happy, fun environment. However, people love it so much that it’s crowded and expensive, too." -Chelsea C.
      • "I love how green and vibrant everything is, especially in the summer. I also like the laid-back atmosphere." -Ashley M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.