Portland, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    594,687
  • Population Density
    4,098 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    145 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    455 3.5
Portland is a large city in Oregon with 594,687 residents. It has very high home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 455 reviews
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    • 3
    Weather at Boise: Summer and Fall are the best in Portland! Winter has very many cloudy, rainy days, but very few severe weather days. Summer is warm but not too hot and often sunny. All the leaves turn colors in the fall and it is beautiful. Rain boots are essential in Portland
    • 5
    Health & Fitness at Boise: People in my area are very concerned with health and fitness. There are several local gyms and yoga facilities. Organic health food is very prevalent and many people bike or walk to work.
    • 3
    Housing at Boise: Housing in Portland is becoming more expensive for low-income families. I have a great deal and landlord, but many have a hard time finding affordable housing. Many people live in community housing. There are several new condos being built.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Boise: I live near the freeway and near the hospital. Car theft is pretty prevalent in my area. I live right next to the police station so I see police all the time. I had a robber break into my house last year. Several cop cars responded very quickly.
    • 4
    Food & Drink at Boise: There are many great restaurants on Mississippi Avenue. Por Que No?, Laughing Plant, Mississippi Pizza are all popular restaurants in the area. There are many bars in the area, but not a lot of dancing options within walking distance. There are several options a short drive away. Fun salsa dancing at Aztec Willies. Good Foot has some great nights for dancing and Dig a Pony has some good Djs for dancing.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Montavilla 16,649
2.33 Lents 15,954
3.00 St. Johns 15,092
3.00 Cully 13,904
3.33 Northwest 13,181
2.66 Brentwood Darlington 12,630
2.66 Hazelwood 12,105
3.33 Richmond 11,265
2.66 Powellhurst/Gilbert 10,768
3.00 Sellwood/Moreland 10,313
3.00 Mount Tabor 9,871
3.33 Concordia 9,322
2.66 Downtown 9,212
3.00 Woodstock 9,125
2.66 Portsmouth 9,048
2.33 Pleasant Valley 8,919
3.00 Rose City Park 8,820
2.00 Wilkes 8,658
3.00 Creston/Kenilworth 8,395
3.33 Hillsdale 8,049
3.33 Multnomah 7,895
3.00 Buckman 7,594
3.00 Madison South 7,576
3.33 Kenton 7,538
3.33 Hosford/Abernathy 7,450
3.00 Mount Scott 7,391
3.66 Irvington 7,122
3.33 Sunnyside 7,087
2.66 Foster/Powell 6,682
3.00 Goose Hollow 6,561
3.33 Arbor Lodge 6,452
3.33 Piedmont 6,384
3.00 Overlook 6,364
3.66 King 6,314
3.00 South Tabor 6,268
2.33 Mill Park 6,257
2.33 Argay 6,133
2.00 Parkrose Heights 6,021
3.00 Roseway 5,950
3.33 Bridlemile 5,908
3.33 South Portland (Corbett/Terwilliger) 5,832
2.33 Parkrose 5,591
3.33 Center 5,454
3.66 Southwest Hills 5,433
3.33 Humbolt 5,385
3.33 Kerns 5,290
2.00 Russell 5,278
3.00 Beaumont/Wilshire 5,277
3.33 Hayhurst 5,218
3.00 University Park 4,917
3.33 Grant Park 4,884
3.00 East Moreland 4,870
3.33 Laurel Hurst 4,722
3.33 Brooklyn 4,421
3.66 Ashcreek 4,262
3.33 West Portland Park 4,109
3.33 Pearl Town 3,991
3.00 Alameda 3,862
3.33 Vernon 3,719
3.33 Woodlawn 3,677
4.00 Northwest Heights 3,669
3.00 Reed 3,249
2.33 Glen Fair 3,210
3.33 Sasin 3,101
3.66 Homestead 3,054
3.66 Boise 3,033
3.66 Eliot 2,910
3.33 Maplewood 2,646
3.66 Arnold Creek 2,552
3.33 Hillside 2,297
2.66 Old Chinatown 2,246
3.33 Sullivan's Gulch 2,153
3.33 Markham 2,014
3.33 Lloyd 1,884
3.66 Marshall Park 1,840
3.66 Linnton/Forest Park 1,828
2.66 Sumner 1,814
3.00 Sunderland 1,707
3.00 Far Southwest 1,649
3.33 Woods Memorial Park 1,468
3.33 Collins View 1,383
3.00 South Burlingame 1,374
3.33 Holly Wood 1,330
3.66 Arlington Heights 1,233
3.00 Cathedral Park 1,188
3.66 Sylvan-Highlands 1,158
3.00 Ardenwald 609
2.66 Hayden Island 582
1.66 Woodland Park 377
2.66 East Columbia 133
Bridgeton 54

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Raleigh Hills 6,452
4.00 Portland West Township 127,377
2.66 Milwaukie 20,385
4.00 West Slope 6,852
4.33 Lake Oswego 37,037
3.00 Portland East Township 470,921
4.33 Cedar Mill 15,380
4.00 Beaverton 91,383
2.66 Maywood Park 939
3.66 Tigard 49,024
2.66 Vancouver 164,111
3.33 Northwest Clackamas Township 253,619
3.66 Happy Valley 14,931
4.00 Skyline Township 2,650
2.00 Gresham 107,196
3.66 Beaverton-Hillsboro Township 412,268

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Seattle 624,681
4.00 San Francisco 817,501
3.00 Boise 209,726
3.00 Denver 619,297
4.00 Austin 836,800

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 97229 59,983
3.00 97206 48,384
3.66 97223 46,574
2.33 97230 40,197
2.00 97233 39,849
4.00 97219 39,392
3.33 97202 39,229
2.66 97222 35,108
2.33 97236 37,033
2.33 97266 33,933
3.33 97217 31,929
3.00 97203 31,895
3.33 97211 32,376
3.66 97213 30,186
2.66 97220 28,847
3.00 97086 26,425
3.66 97035 23,925
4.00 97212 24,433
3.33 97214 24,072
3.66 97215 16,158
3.00 97218 15,252
4.00 97239 15,530
2.66 97216 16,445
3.00 97201 15,133
3.00 97209 14,698
4.00 97221 12,348
3.66 97232 11,784
3.66 97210 11,422
3.00 97205 6,736
3.66 97231 4,131
3.33 97227 4,111
2.33 97204 1,387
97208 0

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Pauling Academy of Integrated Sciences Public 9-12 High
Alliance High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 Gray Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Forest Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Woodstock Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Winterhaven School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Lincoln High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Mt. Tabor Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 West Sylvan Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Beaumont Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Chapman Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Cleveland High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Duniway Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Ainsworth Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Biztech High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Laurelhurst Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Richmond Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Renaissance Arts Academy Public 9-12 High
3.66 Beverly Cleary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Sellwood Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Abernethy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Llewellyn Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Peninsula Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Da Vinci Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Bridlemile Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Oregon Outreach - McCoy Academy Private, Alternative 7-12 High
Portland International Community School Private 9-12 High
4.33 Oregon Episcopal School Private, Boarding, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Catlin Gabel School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Albina Youth Opportunity School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Park Academy Private, Special Education 4-12 Elementary, Middle, High
City Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
New Avenues for Youth Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Serendipity Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
3.33 St. Mary's Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Jesuit High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Valley Catholic School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Northwest Academy Private 6-12 High
Quest Academy Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Hera Community School Private 9-12 High
Vancouver Christian High School Private, Religious 6-12 High
Grace Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 De La Salle North Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Faith Bible Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Central Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Pacific Crest Community School Private, Alternative 6-12 High
St. Stephen's Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Portland Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Life Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Portland Christian Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious 6-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 Reed College
3.66 Lewis & Clark College
3.33 Oregon College of Art & Craft
3.33 George Fox University
3.33 University of Portland
3.00 Marylhurst University
3.00 Multnomah University
3.00 Portland State University
3.00 Concordia University - Oregon
2.66 Pacific University
2.33 Warner Pacific College
2.00 Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland Community College
Clark College
Mt. Hood Community College
Clackamas Community College
The Art Institute of Portland
University of Phoenix - Oregon
Warner Pacific College - Adult Degree Program
Concorde Career College - Portland
Pioneer Pacific College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Portland
Heald College - Portland
ITT Technical Institute - Portland
Carrington College - Portland

Around Portland

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
White 72.03% 63.25% 78.02% 75.94% 49.11% 84.07% 52.68% 41.72% 66.69%
Hispanic 9.43% 16.62% 11.94% 11.00% 34.59% 7.44% 31.41% 15.19% 6.42%
Asian 7.42% 4.83% 3.77% 5.81% 6.19% 3.55% 3.35% 33.10% 14.02%
African American 6.05% 12.23% 1.71% 2.74% 7.71% 1.37% 9.66% 5.62% 7.23%
Multiracial 3.70% 2.05% 3.05% 3.31% 1.99% 2.47% 2.07% 3.26% 4.55%
Native American 0.63% 0.66% 0.98% 0.59% 0.19% 0.69% 0.59% 0.24% 0.54%
Pacific Islander 0.54% 0.16% 0.38% 0.49% 0.07% 0.26% 0.08% 0.41% 0.41%
Other 0.20% 0.19% 0.16% 0.13% 0.16% 0.15% 0.18% 0.46% 0.15%

Age

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
9 years and under 11% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13% 8% 10%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 10% 10% 8% 10% 8% 5% 6%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 9% 13% 11% 10% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 20% 13% 14% 15% 21% 16% 21% 21% 21%
35 to 44 years 16% 13% 13% 15% 15% 13% 15% 17% 16%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 12% 14% 12% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 13% 13% 9% 12% 10% 12% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 14% 12% 7% 12% 10% 14% 11%

Education Levels

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 11% 9% 13% 6% 15% 14% 7%
High school diploma or equivalent 18% 28% 25% 22% 16% 21% 19% 13% 12%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 35% 34% 25% 35% 24% 21% 24%
Bachelor's degree 26% 18% 19% 22% 29% 25% 26% 32% 34%
Master's degree or higher 18% 11% 11% 13% 17% 13% 17% 21% 23%

Gender

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Male 49.5% 49.2% 49.5% 49.4% 50.5% 50.0% 50.0% 50.8% 49.7%
Female 50.5% 50.8% 50.5% 50.6% 49.5% 50.0% 50.0% 49.2% 50.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Rent 46.6% 35.1% 38.0% 38.7% 55.0% 39.0% 49.8% 63.4% 53.2%
Own 53.4% 64.9% 62.0% 61.3% 45.0% 61.0% 50.2% 36.6% 46.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Assault 291.6 278.9 170.8 183.1 246.4 200.2 370.0 318.2 308.8
Murder 2.3 5.0 1.8 1.7 3.0 1.4 6.2 5.8 3.0
Rape 38.4 15.3 25.3 57.4 79.2 19.3 23.8
Robbery 150.5 159.8 85.5 98.1 88.8 21.0 174.4 503.9 249.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Portland, OR United States Oregon Portland (OR) Metro Area Austin, TX Boise, ID Denver, CO San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA
Burglary 677.7 573.5 579.2 521.8 762.4 384.9 757.8 711.3 1148.7
Larceny 3647.1 2079.6 2994.7 2655.4 3834.8 1727.7 2358.5 4380.5 3763.0
Motor vehicle theft 539.9 235.5 304.8 360.2 252.4 99.4 537.3 703.5 670.5

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
6.1"
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    Precipitation

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    Avg. Temps

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    Precipitation

  • 6.1"
  • 4.6"
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  • 3.4"
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  • 0.6"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 33% No

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 9 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 11 responses

  • 18% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 36% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 45% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very accepting.
  • 60% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 20% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 16 responses

  • 31% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 44% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 25% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.