Living in the Portland Area

Mt. Hood from Pittock Mansion
Mt. Hood from Pittock Mansion

Photo by Angela Manalili, DMD

Salmon Creek Dental

Portland has been called “a big city with a small town feel” and “the city of books, beer, bikes and blooms.” It has mild weather, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people.

Portland is a metropolitan area of more than one million people in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can enjoy living in a vibrant city while having access to pristine wilderness areas. After a day outdoors, you can enjoy Portland’s fine restaurants, live music, plays, concerts, sports events and shopping.

Known as the City of Roses, Portland hosts the famous Rose Festival every summer. It is also home to many fine colleges and universities, including OHSU, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, the University of Portland and Portland State University.


Tilikum Crossing
Tilikum Crossing

Photo by Angela Manalili, DMD

Salmon Creek Dental

Things to Do and Places to Visit

Check out Travel Portland for more about what to do in our city.

Finding a Home

Houses in Portland are much more affordable than other West Coast cities. However, housing prices are on the rise as people from other states continue to flock to the City of Roses. To view houses that are currently for sale in Portland, visit www.rmls.com and click on “Quick Search” and type in your home search criteria.

Thinking of moving here? See this move guide for current Portland stats, cost of living, schools and more.