Portland, Oregon 

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+11.2% since 2020

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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.
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: 30.8% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 39 ft above sea level
Portland, OR Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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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 30.8% 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 656,751 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 Real Estate: $536,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.8%.

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 15.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Portland is $536,900.
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Reviews for Portland   383 Reviews
depressing please go somewhere else maybe - 4/9/2022
ive lived half of my life in seattle and half now in portland, i loved these cities growing up but in recent years, its been going downhill, finally moved to boston.... Read More

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Portland. A Critically broken & ill City. - 11/11/2021
I've lived in Portland for over 20 years (split with a 10 year move to Los Angeles) and it is now a virtually paralyzed city, drowning in poverty and poverty... Read More

Really like overall, but definitely a few issues - 9/30/2021
I've lived in Portland for almost five years. I love the neighborhood feel where I live. There are regularly people out walking, biking, talking, and kids playing. On... Read More

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


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