A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$971
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
  • Public Schools
  • Private 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
      273
    • Murder
      4
      6
    • Rape
      43
      41
    • Robbery
      138
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      673
      525
    • Theft
      4,013
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      548
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $55,003
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    16%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      27%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      17%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      13%

    Portland Reviews

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    I very much appreciate Portland's bustling transportation system! Avid in the rejection of unnecessary fossil fuels, Portland has allowed me to reduce my carbon footprint by allowing me to easily bike around town, sustaining & fulfilling my preferred way of life. Portland makes it easy to support small business, acquire local farm fresh food & participate in our close-knit community. Portland, its people and eclectic energy, have served me the confidence to move forward in my personal and professional goals. I enjoy Portland’s unique edge, however, gentrification, the elimination of landmarks, the rising costs of rent, and our ever-increasing homeless population sadden me. To be as progressive as we claim, we must band together as a true community to begin to take care of our disenfranchised residents.
    Review Portland
    Portland is a diverse city. Foodies, OG-Hipsters, Darth Vader Bagpiping Utilikilt-Unicyclist self proclaimed Weirdos, this city has something for everyone. Being raised here, naturally I'm pre-disposed/(programmed) to believe this is the greatest city you will NEVER forget.

    •Want to go on a naked bicycle ride? We've got you covered (Punny!)
    •Love the newest Fusion/gluten-free/vegan/stainable/free-range/Beer/Wine/Distillery only locals know about joint? Have we got some treats for you!
    •Hate Traffic? SO DO WE! (Thus ALL day Happy-Hours have been granted.)

    So Grab yourself a Doughnut (Blue Star or Pips... VooDoo is only for visitors!) Shimmy up to a micro brewery bar, and buy a drink for the Gent at the end. Trust me, he'll tell you where all the best Speakeasies, Concerts, Hiking Trails or Coffee Shops are (HINT: Not Starbucks!) If I state any them here, I'll get publicly flogged. Oh - and leave the bumbershoot at home, this is NOT Austin!
    Portland is a vibrant city bustling with activity. The MAX, streetcar, and bus system makes getting around a breeze. Washington Park is a must see and houses the world famous Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. Farmers markets and local grocers can be found throughout the city. The food carts and restaurants offer every type of fare imaginable. My favorite restaurants are Screen Door, a soul food inspired casual spot and PokPok, a vietnamese food cart located on Division Street. The Rose City is one of the most bike friendly places in the world, and rental bikes ubiquitous. Providence Park is great for catching a Timbers soccer game, or head over to the Moda Center to see the Trail Blazers in action. The people here are courteous and friendly ( for the most part). Portland is a fantastic vacation destination surrounded by beauty; Mt. Hood is a couple hours away as well as the coast. My partner and I love living in Portland!