6 Essential Portland, Oregon Maps

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We rely on maps every day for a variety of reasons—to find our way around, to locate businesses, and more. Due to our technologically savvy world with virtually everything at our fingertips, we rarely rely on tangible maps anymore, but maps still serve a valuable function to our every day lives. Portland maps take many forms and serve a wide variety of purposes. Bottom line, we love Portland and we love maps!

If you’ve lived in any of Portland’s neighborhoods for any length of time, you’ve probably learned the city well enough to navigate it without a map. But chances are, you’ve become accustomed to traversing its streets to accomplish your day-to-day tasks and the occasional social outing to your favorite spot, wearing directional grooves in your memory, eliminating the need for any kind of assistance.

But when it comes time to buy a home, or sell the one you have to relocate to a new Portland neighborhood, it’s helpful to know that you have a variety of real estate maps at your disposal.

We found several to help you do the necessary research to find the Portland neighborhood that’s right for you.

6. Old Portland, Oregon Maps

This old Portland maps website is so much fun! The oldest Portland, Oregon map I found here was from 1897. It was fascinating to see Portland’s oldest neighborhoods and how the city sprawled out from downtown and river ports. After you’re doing enjoying all of these old Portland maps and want more Portland history, we recommend these two locally owned and operated historical Portland websites, pdxhistory.com, and vintageportland.wordpress.com for old historical Portland photos and tidbits.

5. Portland Plan 20-Minute Map

Use this Portland Plan 20-Minute Map to learn more about the walkability of Portland’s neighborhoods. Being tuned into the walkability of your neighborhood—or a potential new one—goes far beyond convenience. Studies show that there’s a clear correlation between people’s overall health and easy access via walking to amenities needed for daily living. Beyond mere walkability, this map also shows which neighborhoods are safer than others, as well as the degree of convenience.

4. Portland Tax District Map

This Multnomah County Tax District Map provides a handy way to learn more about every boundary within the county.

Just click a box on the left to view a wonderful list of selectable map boundaries. Wondering what Portland neighborhood you’re in? Click the neighborhood boundary box. Interested in school boundaries? City boundaries? Utility boundaries? Use the layers feature on the left-hand side of the screen to refine your search and find exactly what you’re looking for. The ellipses to the right of each layer adds even more possibilities. Not sure where to start, given the depth and versatility of this map? Use the Tax District and Map Viewer document to learn more about the map’s controls and tools to make the most of it. 

3. PortlandHomesforSale.com

There’s a lot of information to sort through when you’re home shopping, and it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. This fully searchable Portland real estate map, powered by VestorFilter™ on PortlandHomesForSale.com, shows all real estate for sale in the Portland metro area and beyond. It’s unlike any other real estate map you’ll find online. Usability and versatility are its highlights.

You get an at-a-glance view, through color-coded dots, of the specific types of properties you’re interested in. For example, green is for multi-family, yellow is for land, purple is for condos, red is for single-family, and blue is for commercial. You also get an at-a-glance view of each property’s size based on the size of the dot (the bigger the dot, the larger the home), as well as its price in relation to other homes by its depth of color (the darker the dot, the higher the price).

You’ll have the ability to search by neighborhood, and one-of-a-kind smart filters help you refine your search for specifics like additional living quarters, biggest price drops, smart fixer lists, and more.

2. Clickable PortlandNeighborhood.com Map

This clickable neighborhood map from PortlandNeighborhood.com gives you an insider view of every single neighborhood in Portland. From details about must-visit local businesses, parks, and landmarks, to history, culture, and much more, this map is like taking a well-informed private virtual tour. You’ll not only find a few surprises here and there, but you’ll get a very clear sense of what it would be like to live in each neighborhood. And after digging into this map, we think you’ll be compelled to experience each Portland neighborhood in person!

1. PortlandMaps.com

This City of Portland map offers a convenient way to locate public data and Geological Information System (GIS) data. At Portlandmaps.com, you’ll find zoning, hazard, crime, boundary, and future development maps. You’ll also find tax assessor’s maps, and you can search with an array of criteria, like address, survey number, tax lot number, and more. To do a search, simply enter an address in the search bar. For more Portland maps, go to the “Gallery” layout, located under “Advanced” at the top of the page (check it out, the list of Portland maps they have collected there is pretty awesome).

Need a Portland, Oregon Tour Guide?

We can help. We’ve been serving the Portland metro area for almost twenty years, and we’ve assisted thousands of clients with their real estate transactions. We know there’s a lot to think about when making the decision to buy or sell a home, and we’d love to help make your real estate journey as smooth as possible. Give our top 1% buyer’s agents a call today at 503-773-0000, or our top 1% seller’s agents at 503-714-1111. You can also chat with the bot on our site. We look forward to hearing from you!

October 31, 2022

Stephen FitzMaurice

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor is a top 5% real estate agent in the U.S. A Principal Broker in Oregon, Managing Broker in Washington, he has been licensed since 2003 for residential real estate sales. Call his team in Oregon at 503-714-1111 or in Washington at 360-345-3833.

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