Portland, OR 

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+22.3% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

127.7 / 100

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Comfort Index (Climate)

9.4 / 5.6

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Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city full of culture and fun activities. Spend the day exploring downtown or visit some of the city's many parks, trails and gardens such as Washington Park and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Enjoy top restaurants, breweries, shopping and nightlife activities around Alberta Street or take in the majestic views from Mount Tabor. For those looking for more adventure and exploration, head out to the Columbia River Gorge or the Cascade Mountains. From its unique attractions to its natural beauty, Portland is sure to keep you busy! Large-city complex - Northwest Oregon along the Columbia River and Oregon-Washington border.
State: Oregon
County: Multnomah County
Metro Area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area
City: Portland
Zip Codes: 97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total
Cost of Living: 27.7% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 39 ft above sea level
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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.


The unemployment rate in Portland is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 27.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Portland's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Multnomah county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.2% to 17.9%. More Voting Stats

Portland's population is 647,176 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Portland is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.4%.

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 2.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Portland is .

Reviews for Portland   386 Reviews
There is no One way to see any large city - 3/20/2023
I lived in Portland for 19 years (I've also lived in Boise, ID, the Bay Area, Austin, TX and now Nampa, ID). It drives me nuts when people try to give a large city a... Read More

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Great Place, Too Many Cars. - 11/8/2022
One of the best cities in America. Food scene is the best in the world. Weather is preferable over places where you have the same weather year round. I enjoy the... Read More

Houston Transplant, 2022 Portland Review - 10/10/2022
I moved from Houston to Portland about a year ago. I remember reading the reviews on here and it making me second guess moving before I did, so I wanted to come back and... Read More

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97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total


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