Live in Portland
From the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean to the snow-capped crags of Mt. Hood, Portland, Oregon is a beautiful city to call home, even if you only plan on renting an apartment in the city for a few years. Portland has a local-first mindset and is known for its friendliness, variety of outdoor activities, support for environmental initiatives, thriving art and music scene, and a bike-friendly commuter culture. (In fact, twelve times more commuters travel by bike in Portland than the national average.)
While the city is notorious for having grey skies and plenty of rainy days, Portland is one of the greenest cities in the country. Have a picnic at one of the city parks, go for a hike in a lush, nearby forest, windsurf on the Columbia River, or head to one of the four ski resorts at Mt. Hood for some fresh powder (and maybe a pint of craft beer too)! Or, explore one of the city's well-known attractions like the Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum, International Rose Test Garden, Portland Story Theater, or the Oregon Zoo. Portland's temperate climate (snowfall is rare), strong economy, and close proximity to both the ocean and the mountains are among the many reasons it tops multiple "Most Livable City" lists.
Rent in Portland: Furnished Apartments, Studios, Townhomes & More
Portland has been steadily increasing its supply of apartments over the past few years, which means renters have plenty of options. Choose from luxurious downtown lofts, historic townhomes, sprawling suburban complexes, and so much more!
Renting a one bedroom apartment in Portland typically costs about $1,500 per month, with two bedroom apartments renting for about $1,753 (December 2016). The most affordable neighborhoods for renting in Portland include Parkside, Saintjohns, and Rosemont. Pricier neighborhoods include Concordia, Pearl District, and Kerns.
Your final housing costs will depend on your complex's amenities, your proximity to popular restaurants and attractions, and whether you choose to rent a furnished apartment in Portland. Though there's no state sales tax in Oregon, the state does have a pretty high tax on personal income, which is something you may want to account for in your housing budget.
Move to Portland
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