Portland, Oregon 

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Population

630,331

+11.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$53,230

Median Home Price

$423,300

Best Places to Live in Portland, Oregon

Large-city complex - Northwest Oregon along the Columbia River and Oregon-Washington border. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Portland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Educated population
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain

Local Listings in Portland
 $399,000 
11900 SE Yamhill St
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 2406 SqFt
 $259,000 
18554 NE Glisan St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 766 SqFt
 $774,900 
1993 SW Abercrombie Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3461 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area

Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Portland
Zip Codes: 97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 39 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portland is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 47.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Portland's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Portland, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Multnomah county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Portland's population is 630,331 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portland is $423,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Portland public schools spend $12,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Portland. More Education


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Housing Market in Portland

It's a good time to buy in Portland. Home Appreciation is up 1.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Portland Real Estate

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Reviews for Portland   350 Reviews
Don't move here - 8/19/2019
Lifelong Portland/area resident, 40 years. Understand the city of Portland holds sway over the PDX Metro area and the state of Oregon. Pros: Still the cheapest... Read More

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Racist as it gets. - 8/11/2019
I am disgusted that Portland is so racist, and so protective of racism. Oregon is the home to 11 separate hate groups, and ALL of them are based in Portland. I was... Read More

Portland gets MY 5-Star Review! GREAT city! - 5/30/2019
After living in Texas hell for 20 years I moved to Portland, Oregon. It felt like I moved to heaven. In comparison with where I lived in North Dallas, Portland is so... Read More
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ZIP CODES IN PORTLAND, OREGON
97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN PORTLAND
$399,000
11900 SE Yamhill St
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$259,000
18554 NE Glisan St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$774,900
1993 SW Abercrombie Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$639,900
77 SW Moonridge Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$509,900
3335 NE 72nd Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$1,139,000
4425 SW 47th Dr
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$410,000
5915 SW 54th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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