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%

Portland Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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%
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I have lived in Portland, Oregon for ten years now and compared to all the other beautiful cities I have seen, Portland is the most amazing. It is a very green, and diverse city, Which might seem a little unbelievable since it is in the whitest state in America, but believe it. In NorthEast Portland you are able to witness many different cultures and people that live in this city. Whether you decide to stop at one of the African clothing boutiques or hungry for a taste of the Jamaican or Italian food you can find a restaurant that fulfills your tastebuds. For adventure, you can hike up the trail of Mount Hood, or swim in rivers, and go boat riding. Portlanders are known for their weirdness and kindness. Which leads us to do wild, adventurous things. I love Portland and all its nature, diversity, and weirdness. One thing I do wish Portland had is more sun, but I'm not complaining about the snow days!
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Portland is a great city! Can be busy at times, but not too bad. There are many cheap ways to get around like the max, bus, bikes, etc. One of the most awesome things in Portland is the rose gardens and forest. There are many great hiking trails and sites to see. Another great perk of Portland is the food carts. There are hundreds of gourmet food carts scattered around Portland. This option is amazing as a college student or just someone living in the area. Different food everyday, and endless craft beers! Portland also has many technology companies and opportunities for a burgeoning engineer like myself. Portland rocks!
Portland was rated one of the best U.S. Cities to live in by Money Magazine in 2016. However, I am a Portland, Oregon native. Having lived here my entire life, I am well aware of Oregon's exclusionary laws in its Constitution and its historic red-lining and displacement of people of color.

Portland has a beautiful skyline, great outdoor activities and adventures. However, as a woman of color, it is extremely hard to find safe spaces that are inclusionary and warm. Portland brags about its sustainability but underneath our innovative technology, we are a city that needs deep conversations around race and gender equality!