Portland

86 reviews
  1. City in Oregon
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$945
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      288
      264
    • Murder
      4
      5
    • Rape
      43
      37
    • Robbery
      138
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      673
      1
    • Theft
      4,013
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      548
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,230
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    16%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      27%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      17%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      14%

    Reviews

    86 reviews
    • Excellent
      37
    • Very Good
      38
    • Average
      10
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    Portland is a fantastic city. There is an abundance of culture, delicious food, and landmarks. It is located between the Oregon Coast and Mount Hood, which are a quick drive outside of the city. The streets are lined with old brick buildings and green trees. The downtown is clean with sculptures, parks, and public water fountains. This city is easy to get around. Exploring the city is an adventure! You can walk along the Willamette River and enjoy the scenery on one of the city's many bridges. The city has strong ties to the community with bountiful Farmer's Markets and many parades and festivals. The city also has a strong love for their MLS soccer team, the Timbers. The Timbers Army flock to the stadium clothed in green for game day. Portland is home to the International Rose Test Garden. This garden is acres filled with beautiful and fragrant roses of all colors and varieties. Portland is a beautiful city with a lively culture that keeps residents and tourists inspired.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Portland is a great little city! I lived in San Francisco and Chicago for years before settling down in Portland and I couldn't be happier. The city is located next to two beautiful rivers, it's situated next to one of the largest urban forests in the country, and still offers many of the luxuries of a metropolitan city. Because the city is growing in popularity every year, there is a constant influx of many new visitors and residents. It's great for meeting new people and fueling the economy but also has it's downfalls with crowded public transportation and awful traffic. It's hard to complain much though when surrounded by beautiful hills, quirky and interesting people, and a wide range of some of the best restaurants the country has to offer.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    I particularly like the outdoor activity availability in Oregon, and since I live in Portland, the city life is here too! Portland has a saying "Keep Portland Weird," which is very apparent, and well known. They even have a show about the outlandish style of this place called "Portlandia." The unique aspect to this place is that they're good about keeping a small town feel, while in actuality they're a big city.
    • Current Resident
    • 12 days ago