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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
$319,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,025
National
$949
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
    276
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    154
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    633
    500
  • Theft
    3,753
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    767
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,423
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Portland has been the only home I've ever known. It's where I've established myself as a person, as a student, and as a leader. Portland has many amazing qualities as a city and its beauty never fails to captivate me. However, Portland is a city massively affected by the epidemic that is Gentrification. Portland is a very sought after city with more and more people moving in and displacing minorities from historically African American neighborhoods. This is somehow I'd like to see change. Low income housing is something I feel very strongly about and would love to see more of!
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As a resident of Portland, Oregon for almost four years, it's safe to say I think the city lives up to the hype. Portland has the reputation for being a liberal safe haven, complete with gourmet coffee, gluten-free cafes, and natural beauty. While all of these things are certainly true, it's so much more than that. I can step outside of my door any day of the week and expect to find something new and fun. Whether it's a small antique bookstore, a new park, or just a spectacular plate of food, there's always something new to experience!
Portland is a beautiful city. It is green, of course because it rains for a large portion of the year. People are friendly and there are a lot of opportunities here for entrepreneurship. The location is great too! We are a two hour drive from the beaches and also a two hour drive from the mountains. The outdoor life here is amazing. Our city has several trails you can hike on, I love to hike so this is perfect for me. Portland has several nice restaurants with excellent food. We also have food carts throughout the city. It is truly a wonderful place to live.