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The Fifty at Division
4975 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR | Richmond
Studio
$1,010
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,385
561 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 12:24 AM
Newly constructed, this apartment community in southeast Portland features a pet-washing station, a 24-hour gym and a rooftop deck. The homes have in-unit laundry, built-in USB charging outlets and stainless-steel appliances.
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13 Units Available
Tabor View Lofts
2655 Southeast 50th Avenue
Portland, OR | Richmond
Studio
$1,165
502 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,700
654 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:29 AM
Community amenities at this property include controlled access, 24-hour fitness center and reserved parking. Apartments have in-unit laundry, USB charging outlets and high ceilings. Ivon Street Park and Eastport Plaza Shopping Center are nearby.
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7 Units Available
Vue Apartments
1717 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR | Downtown Portland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,069
528 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
874 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:37 AM
Located minutes away from Portland State University, this pet-friendly community has a fitness center, clubhouse and on-site laundry. Units feature hardwood floors, dishwashers and private patios or balconies.
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8 Units Available
Footprint Northwest Apartments
2250 Northwest Thurman Street
Portland, OR | Nob Hill
Studio
$825
178 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:09 AM
Footprint NW offers affordable living in the heart of the neighborhood you love - Northwest Portland.
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1 Unit Available
Wasco Terrace
2222 Northeast Wasco Street
Portland, OR | Sullivan's Gulch
1 Bedroom
$1,125
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 12:32 AM
Welcome home to Wasco Terrace Apartments in Portland's Sullivan Gulch neighborhood.
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19 Units Available
Tabor Commons
1020 SE 60th Ave
Portland, OR | Sylvan-Highlands
Studio
$1,125
277 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 30 at 12:09 AM
Rich in History. Tabor Commons, formally known Worldview, has been transformed into a beautiful vintage, modern apartment community located in the amazing Mt. Tabor neighborhood.
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5 Units Available
Sharrita Villa
2310 Southwest Bertha Boulevard
Portland, OR | Hillsdale
1 Bedroom
$1,275
915 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1028 sqft
Last updated November 19 at 05:21 PM
Just minutes Hillside City Park, I-5 and the shopping district of Multnomah Village in Southwest Portland. One- and two-bedroom units offer hardwood floors, large closets and private deck/patio. Seasonal pool and onsite parking.
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North Louie
7448 N St. Louis Ave
Portland, OR | St. Johns
Studio
$1,100
379 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 12:23 AM
Centrally and conveniently located just 5 blocks from the St. Johns Bridge and just off N. Lombard, North Louie offers easy access to Forest Park, HWY 30 & 26, NW Alphabet District, downtown Portland, the Pearl District, and Hillsboro.
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6 Units Available
Footprint Hollywood Apartments
1521 NE 41st Ave
Portland, OR | Hollywood
Studio
$875
166 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:31 AM
Footprint Hollywood offers affordable living in the heart of the neighborhood you love - Hollywood. Your neighborhood is packed with walkable retail, shopping, restaurants, bars and we're just minutes from the MAX.
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9 Units Available
North Ridge Apartments
21187 NW Galice Lane
Portland, OR | Sommerset West - Elmonica North
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1001 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,630
1186 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:06 AM
This luxury community features well-appointed homes including gourmet kitchens and ample space. On-site amenities include a resort-style pool with cabanas and an entertainment area, dog park, and game area. Pet-friendly.
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7 Units Available
Greenbriar Village
5132 Southwest Slavin Road
Portland, OR | South Portland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,075
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
857 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:37 AM
Conveniently located between I-5 and SW Barbur Blvd and just minutes from downtown Portland. Pet-friendly complex offers wall-to-wall carpet, patio or balcony, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Onsite storage units available for rent.
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15 Units Available
Lakemont Ridge
7128 NW 159th Ave
Portland, OR | Forest Park
1 Bedroom
$1,450
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
956 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,270
1415 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:24 AM
Brand New to the Great Northwest Come home to brand new Lakemont Ridge Apartments.
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10 Units Available
Cedar Falls
385 Northwest Lost Springs Terrace
Portland, OR | Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill
1 Bedroom
$1,395
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 12:34 AM
Pet friendly community with on-site laundry facilities, 24-hour maintenance, and a swimming pool. Apartments with air conditioning and extra storage. Within minutes of Baker College, Oakwood Health System, and all of Downtown Detroit.
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123 Units Available
Modera Akoya by Mill Creek
1430 Northwest Hoyt Street
Portland, OR | Pearl
Studio
$1,340
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,646
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,943
1075 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 12:18 AM
Things are about to heat up in Portland’s Pearl District. In what was once a fire station comes the city’s hottest new living destination.
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39 Units Available
230 Ash
230 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR | Old Town Chinatown
Studio
$1,185
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,382
593 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
Natural, modern materials, custom casework, and storage, a rooftop that can’t be beaten, all in the heart of one of downtown Portland’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Offering select units as furnished. Inquire with the leasing office to learn more.
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27 Units Available
The Strauss on Burnside
77 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR | Kerns
Studio
$1,045
448 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,270
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
1076 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
Prime location in the heart of the Central Eastside. Studio, one-, and two-bedroom units with bathtubs, fireplaces, walk-in closets, and patio/balcony. Community has media room, lobby, and game room.
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10 Units Available
Brio Flats Apartments
2405 North Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR | Eliot
Studio
$1,259
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,299
478 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
611 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
Meet The Brio Flats- brand new apartments on the Williams bike corridor. This new modern building is a pet-friendly apartment community that offers 54 urban studio, one- and two- bedroom homes.
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1 Unit Available
The Brim
1206-08 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR | Buckman
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,691
604 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
AUTHENTIC PORTLAND LIVINGLocated in Portland, Oregon’s highly sought-after Inner Eastside neighborhood, THE BRIM features stylish studio and one-bedroom residences that place you walking distance to heritage-clad boutiques, locavore restaurants, and
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1 Unit Available
Brooklyn Yard
4780 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR | Brooklyn
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,229
489 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
This community has a ground-floor retail area, living wall in the courtyard and a smoke-free environment. Apartments feature quartz countertops, energy-efficient appliances and in-unit laundry. Hillsdale Center and Willamette River are both near the property.
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3 Units Available
Overlook Park Apartments
3705 North Overlook Boulevard
Portland, OR | Overlook
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,699
710 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
Overlook Park is an Urban, Modern six story community located in North Portland’s Overlook Neighborhood.
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17 Units Available
Boathouse
444 SW Boundary St
Portland, OR | South Portland
Studio
$1,234
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,328
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,137
1092 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
Introducing Boathouse Apartments Portland Oregon – a LEED Gold Certified building and an exciting riverfront living experience in Portland, Oregon. An outdoor enthusiast dream is waiting to be discovered just a 15-minute bike commute to downtown.
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13 Units Available
Ascend
3912 North Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR | Boise
Studio
$1,195
193 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,495
293 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
584 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:40 AM
Designed to stand out, Ascend is rising above Northeast Portland, Oregon.
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5 Units Available
Goose Hollow Lofts
1450 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR | Goose Hollow
Studio
$1,029
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,199
488 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
744 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:41 AM
At Goose Hollow Lofts, our jaw-dropping apartment homes in Southwest Portland, Oregon, are perfectly accessorized by a mix of luxe features and community perks.
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8 Units Available
Fortyone 11 Apartments
4111 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Portland, OR | King
Studio
$1,099
411 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,379
479 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 04:40 AM
FortyOne 11 Apartments in Portland, Oregon, near Alberta delivers an unbeatable advantage. Access everything that makes PDX your desired place to live, work, and explore.

Median Rent in Portland

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Portland is $1,125, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,312.
Studio
$976
1 Bed
$1,125
2 Beds
$1,312
3+ Beds
$1,685
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How much is rent in Portland?
In Portland, the median rent is $976 for a studio, $1,125 for a 1-bedroom, $1,312 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,685 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 $976 for a studio, $1,125 for a 1-bedroom, $1,312 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,685 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 Oregon Health & Science University, Clark College, Concordia University-Portland, Portland State University, and Reed College.
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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 Oregon Health & Science University, Clark College, Concordia University-Portland, Portland State University, and Reed College.

Median Rent in Portland

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Portland is $1,125, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,312.
Studio
$976
1 Bed
$1,125
2 Beds
$1,312
3+ Beds
$1,685

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

December 2020 Portland Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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 similar cities nationwide.

Portland rents decline sharply over the past month

Portland rents have declined 1.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Portland stand at $1,126 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,313 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth 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 -1.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    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 $1,313 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.5% decline in Portland.
    • While rents in Portland fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Las Vegas (+5.1%) and Phoenix (+3.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Portland than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154.

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

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

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    December 2020 Portland Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 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 similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Portland Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 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 similar cities nationwide.

    Portland rents decline sharply over the past month

    Portland rents have declined 1.6% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 6.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Portland stand at $1,126 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,313 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth 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 -1.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      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 $1,313 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.5% decline in Portland.
      • While rents in Portland fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Las Vegas (+5.1%) and Phoenix (+3.9%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Portland than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154.

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

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.