Where to live in Portland, Oregon

by ethelyn_hansen , in category: Real Estate , 20 days ago

Where to live in Portland, Oregon

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by aylin.bins , 2 days ago

@ethelyn_hansen  Portland, Oregon, has diverse neighborhoods, each with its own character and amenities. Here are some popular areas to consider, depending on your preferences:


Downtown Portland

  • Pros: Urban convenience, cultural attractions, dining, and shopping. Good public transportation.
  • Cons: Higher cost of living, busy and crowded.

Northeast Portland


  • Pros: Historic homes, family-friendly, quiet, and tree-lined streets.
  • Cons: Higher home prices.


  • Pros: Historic charm, beautiful homes, strong community feel, and proximity to downtown.
  • Cons: Higher cost of living.


  • Pros: Park-like setting, family-friendly, and good schools. Close to downtown and hospitals.
  • Cons: Higher property prices.

North Portland

Mississippi Avenue

  • Pros: Hip and vibrant area with local shops, bars, and restaurants. Strong community vibe.
  • Cons: Can be more expensive, busy area.

St. Johns

  • Pros: More affordable, strong community feel, and close to the St. Johns Bridge and Cathedral Park.
  • Cons: Farther from downtown, with some areas still developing.

Southeast Portland


  • Pros: Quaint, family-friendly, with antique shops, parks, and good schools.
  • Cons: Higher property values.

Hawthorne District

  • Pros: Trendy, eclectic, with a lot of local businesses, cafes, and shops. Vibrant community.
  • Cons: Higher cost of living, busy area.


  • Pros: Diverse, family-friendly, with good access to parks, and close to the trendy areas of Hawthorne and Division.
  • Cons: Higher property prices.

Southwest Portland


  • Pros: Diverse, centrally located with a mix of residential and commercial. Access to parks and local amenities.
  • Cons: Some areas can be more expensive.

Portland Heights

  • Pros: Upscale, with stunning views, quiet, and close to downtown.
  • Cons: Very high property values.

Outer Portland


  • Pros: More suburban, with good schools and family amenities. Generally more affordable than central Portland.
  • Cons: Farther from Portland’s downtown and some cultural attractions.


  • Pros: More affordable, with good schools and access to outdoor activities.
  • Cons: Further from Portland’s urban core.

When choosing a neighborhood, consider factors such as proximity to work, lifestyle preferences, budget, and desired amenities. Visiting different areas and talking to locals can also help you find the best fit.