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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.


Large-city complex - Northwest Oregon along the Columbia River and Oregon-Washington border See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Multnomah, Washington, ... 5 total
Metro Area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Portland, Gresham, ... 70 total
Zip Codes: 97007, 97006, ... 96 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 39 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

    The unemployment rate in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area is 5.10 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.91 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area's cost of living is 30.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area's Cost of Living
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area's population is 2,389,230 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 56.80 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area is $325,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 20.18%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area public schools spend $10,897 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.3 students per teacher in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area. Learn more...

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We have lived in Portland for 50 years and though it is a beautiful city, it leaves much to be desired with regard to education, housing, jobs/wages, taxes and overall... (Read More)



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