Portland Neighborhood Reports

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Portland, Oregon is an amazing place with distinct neighborhoods, each with its own attractions and culture. We love our town! As top local real estate agents we enjoy writing about these unique spots, offering relocation tips and providing stats on Portland neighborhoods, their growth, development, schools, and more.

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Top 10 Portland Neighborhoods 2024 Report

Learning about neighborhoods when shopping for a new home helps ensure you live in an area that truly feels like home. This is true of any city, but it is especially relevant for Portland, Oregon. Many neighborhoods have their own distinct flavor, activities, and ways of life. Which Portland neighborhoods are best for you and […]

What are the Quietest (and Loudest) Neighborhoods in Portland?

Did you notice how quiet life got at the beginning of the 2020? As we all sequestered indoors, traffic decreased—even disappeared in some areas, the din of human voices didn’t mix and mingle with the airwaves, and even mass transit met a lull for a short time. But life goes on, and humans find ways […]

Top 10 Portland Neighborhoods in 2023

The neighborhoods across Portland have so much to offer – whether you’re visiting from out-of-town or want to buy a home in an area that matches your specific wants and needs. What makes Portland neighborhoods unique is that they each have their own distinct “feel”, shaped by their natural surroundings, local businesses and restaurants, and […]

Top 10 Portland Neighborhoods – 2022 Report

Whether you’re moving to Portland or thinking about it, or whether you’ve lived here for a while, knowing which neighborhoods rank highest is important. Making an investment in a home is one of the biggest any of us makes in our lifetimes, so being informed about what neighborhoods have to offer will go a long […]

The Best County in Portland, Oregon is?

Updated 06/2024. Portland, Oregon, is a sprawling metro area that covers three counties: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington, also known as the tri-county area. Like many areas of Oregon, the tri-county has plenty of nature, but surprisingly, it is also home to nearly 2 million people (1.8). Portland proper has a population of over half a […]

10 New Oregon Homes and Places added to the National Historic Registry

For both the history and architecture buffs out there, the National Register of Historic Places constitutes a gold mine of fascinating stories and imagery. Begun in 1966, the Register seeks to preserve and memorialize significant buildings and places across the nation. If your mind goes straight to colonial settlements as you’re reading, you wouldn’t be […]

Top 10 Portland Neighborhoods: 2021 Update

Thinking of buying a home in Portland but not sure where to start? Right now is a very strange time to be buying a home. It’s the middle of a pandemic, which makes it much more difficult to get a feel for neighborhoods. When even the concept of indoor dining is at times hypothetical, how […]

Is Portland, Oregon Safe? – 2021 Update

Is Portland, Oregon Safe? This is a legitimate question and like most good questions it has a nuanced answer. There are parts of Portland that have been hit hard recently, and other neighborhoods that haven’t seen any statistical crime increase. Thankfully, we have exceptional, official Portland Crime Maps provided by the city itself. This crime […]

Shhh: Here are Portland’s Quietest Neighborhoods

Updated 4/2023. The idea of “home” usually brings to mind a sense of peace: it is ideally a place where we can relax and retreat from the outside world. We imagine entertaining friends outside without being interrupted by annoying sounds or sudden loud noises. Unfortunately though, the noise level of a neighborhood can often go […]

Portland’s MAX Light Rail: Where’s it going in 2020?

The MAX (short for Metropolitan Area Express) is the only light rail system in Oregon and the fourth-busiest in the country, after systems in LA, Boston and San Fransisco. The service, run by TriMet, hopes to gain funding to expand MAX service into Tigard and Tualatin in 2020. This year also brings fresh challenges in […]

Oregon County Spotlight: Clackamas – Land of Rivers, Mountains, & Trees

The Portland metropolitan area (on the Oregon side) spans five counties: Multnomah County, Washington County, Columbia County, Yamhill County and Clackamas County (possibly Columbia as well). In this County Spotlight, we head to Clackamas, where forested wilderness meets picturesque suburbia, and rivers nurture outdoor recreation and fantastic farmland.  Geography of Clackamas, Oregon Clackamas County is […]

Portland Zip Code Map 2020 Update

“What’s the zip?” Zip codes are so much a part of everyday life that we hardly even notice them. Whether shopping for real estate, verifying a credit card or sending a piece of mail, Portland zip codes are a convenient shorthand for location. Also, if you’re new to a city and don’t yet know the […]

South Portland = New Official Oregon Address

In spring of 2020, the City of Portland is rolling out a new official address area: South Portland. Although it’s a small area, it contains important centers for jobs and healthcare, as well as a wide range of housing. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how South Portland came to be, what […]

Top 5 Portland Neighborhoods: 2020 update

Searching for a home in Portland in 2020, but not sure where to start? In this blog post, we give you an overview of where the neighborhoods are in Portland. Then, we name our top 5 hot picks for affordable, fun, and friendly places to live in the city. What are the Five Sections of […]

Is Portland Safe? – 2020 Update

Is Portland safe, is a legitimate question as Portland, Oregon has been in the news often as of late with many hours of newsreels focused on Antifa and Proud boys or Portland’s growing homeless population. I promise this will not be another polictically opinionated piece in response to that question, but a relaying of the […]

Multnomah County. Bigger than Portland.

The name “Portland, Oregon” is known across the nation. But what about Multnomah County? This roughly banana-shaped jurisdiction follows the Oregon side of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Sauvie Island. It stretches south to encompass most of the City of Portland.  Quick Facts about Multnomah County  Big little county: Area-wise, Multnomah County is […]

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