Portland, OR Community Information

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Combine award-winning cuisine with art and roses and you end up in Portland. Known as the City of Roses, Portland was recently awarded the 2007 honor as Delicious Destination of the Year by The Food Network and was also named the 10th Best Big City Arts Destination in the U.S. by American Style magazine. As the largest city between San Francisco and Seattle, Portland vies with those towns as the spiritual capital of the laid-back north Pacific Coast. But it does so in a way that mixes big-city dynamics with small-town friendliness. Portland has avoided the problems that come with growth, and although it is now experiencing rapid development, it has been able to keep its unique character.

The city is located in the Willamette Valley in Multnomah County and lies on a dormant volcanic field called Boring Lava Field. No longer spewing lava, the land now is best known for growing roses which appear all around the city. Portland is also home to the Trail Blazers NBA team and Mill Ends Park, which is the world's smallest park. The city also houses the Portland Twilight Criterium, an event featuring the area's fastest cyclists. Many residents gather to watch their friends and family compete in this popular pastime.

Hiking trails and microbreweries

Living in downtown Portland offers an easy walk to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park to enjoy the Waterfront Blues Festival and the Bite of Oregon Festival. Just west of downtown is Washington Park with its many hiking trails and the Oregon Zoo. North of downtown lie the northwest neighborhoods with street names arranged alphabetically. These unusual street names were the inspiration of characters in The Simpsons, including Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy and Mayor Quimby.

The median home price in Portland is $335,000. Prominent neighborhoods include Irvington and Acameda Ridge, which boasts some of the largest and most expensive homes in the city. The King neighborhood, Lloyd district, Hollywood, Alberta Arts District and the Rose Quarter are also some of Portland's most well-known areas. The Southeast region of Portland incorporates the Ladd's Addiction, Hawthorne and Belmont districts.

Eco-friendly city planning have drawn many new families to Portland. Another alluring reason is the city's 28 breweries, making Portland home to the most breweries in the United States. Whether you enjoy quaffing a microbrew or smelling the roses, start your home search in Portland today!

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Portland, OR Community Information

Population

830,065

Median Age

36.1

Median Household Income

$55,743

Households with Children

43.95%

Median Travel Time to Work

24 minutes

Portland, OR Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

57.55%

Homes Rented

38.41%

Homes Vacant

4.04%

Portland, OR School Information

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Community

  • Total Population 830,065
  • Total Male Population 413,064
  • Total Female Population 417,001
  • Population change since 2000 332.46%
  • Median age 36.1
  • Percent of households with children 43.95%
  • Personal Crime risk 199

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 24 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 9.82%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 78.05
  • Percent Using Other transportation 6.31%
  • Percent Working From Home 5.82%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 10.52%
  • High school graduate 22.86%
  • Some college 24.67%
  • Associate degree 7.08%
  • Bachelor's degree 22.99%
  • Graduate degree 11.87%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.41%
  • Construction 6.04%
  • Manufacturing 11.68%
  • Wholesale Trade 4.06%
  • Retail Trade 10.10%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 7.44%
  • Services 5.61%
  • Public administration 3.28%
  • Information 2.79%
  • Professional 12.87%
  • Education 20.60%
  • Arts 9.46%

Income

  • Average household income $71,068
  • Income change since 2000 20.14%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 45.38 / 33.82
  • Avg. July high/low temp 79.63 / 53.93
  • Annual precipitation 44.61

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