Living in the Portland Area

Mt. Hood from Pittock Mansion
Mt. Hood from Pittock Mansion
Photo by Angela Manalili, DMD
Salmon Creek Dental

Portland has been called “a big city with a small town feel” and “the city of books, beer, bikes and blooms.” It has mild weather, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people.

Portland is a metropolitan area of more than one million people in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can enjoy living in a vibrant city while having access to pristine wilderness areas. After a day outdoors, you can enjoy Portland’s fine restaurants, live music, plays, concerts, sports events and shopping.

Known as the City of Roses, Portland hosts the famous Rose Festival every summer. It is also home to many fine colleges and universities, including OHSU, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, the University of Portland and Portland State University.

Portland ranks high on the list of the most desirable places to live in the U.S. Here are just a few of the accolades it has received:


Tilikum Crossing
Tilikum Crossing
Photo by Angela Manalili, DMD
Salmon Creek Dental

Things to Do and Places to Visit

 

Finding a Home

Houses in Portland are much more affordable than other West Coast cities. However, housing prices are on the rise as people from other states continue to flock to the City of Roses. To view houses that are currently for sale in Portland, visit www.rmls.com and click on “Quick Search” and type in your home search criteria.

More Portland Stats

Population 609,456
Area 145 square miles
Elevation 173 feet (52.5 m) above sea level
Miles to Ocean 78 (125 km)
Miles to a Glacier 65 (104 km) at Mount Hood
Average High Temperatures January, 47ºF / July, 74ºF
Average Rainfall 39.14″
Acres of Parks  11,712
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time (PST)