What you need to know about Portland, OR

The largest city in Oregon, Portland is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. College students can attend the University of Portland or Portland State University, and the city is often recognized for its restaurant scene and more than 55 microbreweries. The community is also lauded for its green initiatives that include 10,000 acres of public parks, and Portland is nicknamed “City of Roses” because the climate is ideal for cultivating them.

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Haunted Houses 2011


Up by 8.89%
cinco de mayo celebrations
The 5 Best Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We've got you covered.
The 20 Best Food Trucks in the U.S.
If you died and went to food truck heaven, these are the ones you'd find there.

Nearby Cities

Listen To Your Mother
You Won't Believe How These 41 Cities Are Honoring Motherhood
What started as a small event in Wisconsin, has grown into an international phenomenon.
best cities for singer/songwriters
The 9 Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters
Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians


Homes Owned 52.76%
52.76% Complete
Homes Rented 47.24%
47.24% Complete

Real Estate

In Portland, Oregon

Ready to move to Portland? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Portland.

Median Home Price

Higher than the state average


In Portland, Oregon

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Portland rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Portland, Oregon

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Portland.


Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In Portland, Oregon

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Portland.


Bachelor’s Degree 44%
44% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Portland, OR's Livability Rankings

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Haunted Houses 2011
Top 10 Cities For Book Lovers 2010
Top 10 Best Cities for Pets 2010