Portland, Oregon is a mid-sized city in the Pacific Northwest. Beautiful Downtown Portland is split by the Willamette River along a north/south axis. Just a few miles north, it reaches its destination, the Columbia River.
Portland’s proximity to nature gives it special vibe. Living in Portland is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers who don’t mind a little rain. The surrounding hills and Cascade Mountain Range provide gorgeous vistas. Portland is small enough that its considered a laid-back city by most, but it’s big enough to offer amenities that suit any lifestyle.
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Cities Near Portland
Portland started in 1843. It was a classic fur-trading frontier town, bolstered by it’s proximity to Ft. Vancouver which was established across the Columbia River by Hudson’s Bay Company in 1845. Within a few years Portland was incorporated (1851). As the name would imply, Portland was (and still is) a major port. The Willamette River and Columbia River were instrumental in the area’s early growth. By the mid-19th century, another growth stage was fueled by a combination of Post War investment, an abundance natural resources like timber, and the recently-constructed Bonneville Dam (1937).
In past couple decades, growth in Portland and nearby Vancouver, Washington have continued to outpace the rest of the United States. Recent growth has been fueled by the expansion of the West Coast technology scene as well as mid-career professionals who work remotely and are looking for a higher quality of life than they would find in the largest U.S. cities.
Some people fall in love with Portland on first sight. Green forests surround the city and an eastward glance reveals snow-capped mountain peaks. Rivers, lakes, and streams provide year-round recreation. The nearby foothills and mountains of the Cascade Range offer plenty of adventures like hiking and skiing.
- City of Portland
- Portland School District
- Parkrose School District
- Centennial School District
- North Clackamas School District
Portland, OR Real Estate
Always get the latest Portland property listings. This page is updated with Portland real estate information several times per day from for the most extensive regional Portland MLS (RMLS).
Home prices in Portland are slightly higher than the Multnomah County, Oregon average. The housing stock consists of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, luxury homes, mansions, and estates.
Each property listing includes the price, year built, size of the home (square feet), size of the lot, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and other vital property details. You’ll also be able to check the number of days it has been on market (DOM), the MLS number, and the listing status (active, pending, or bump-able).
Also, you can review exterior features as well as the architectural style of the home. If any appliances or other personal property are included with the sale of the home, those will also be noted.
When available, Portland community information will be included along with local schools, neighborhood walkability, and a map.
Portland, OR REALTORS®
Buying or selling a home in Portland? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact us to speak with a Portland real estate agent. Our LOCAL experts and can answer all of your home buying and Portland neighborhood questions. If you’re thinking of selling your home in the Portland Metro Area, our listing agents can provide dates and prices of recently sold homes nearby, up-to-date Portland real estate market information, and previous sales history.