Topic: Portland Metro

Local Mobile Wars – Portland

February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local Mobile Wars Smartphone use is on the rise, with 101.3 million reported users as of March, 2012.[1] The number of people finding apartments or houses with the aid of their smartphones (and mapping technology) is on the rise as well. [2,3]   But which operating systems reign supreme in house-hunting and mapping in Portland, […]

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Ways Portland is Going Green

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

In addition to our Three Cities that Are Going Green post, we’re giving you the Portland information on its own. Enjoy!   Portland, Oregon Portland has consistently been ranked as one of the greenest cities in the United States, most recently by Corporate Knights Magazine of Canada in June, 2012. [1]   Waste: [2] The Bureau of […]

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Is Portland easy to navigate on foot?

Getting around in the downtown Portland area is easy; in fact, Walking Magazine actually named the city one of "America’s Best Walking Towns." Living in an urban area isn’t always practical for those who are on foot, but this city is a different story. For those considering apartments downtown, Portland is easy to navigate. The […]

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What is Lake Oswego like?

If you just aren’t excited about paying Portland rent, apartments that are a little less urban may be more your style. Lake Oswego is a lovely community of over 36,000 people, and with 573 acres of parks and open space, you definitely won’t feel as though you’re living in the heart of the city. This […]

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What is Vancouver like?

If you want to be located near Portland, consider looking at apartments in the Vancouver area. Located a bit to the north in the state of Washington, this city of over 160,000 people is still close to downtown Portland and is easily accessible from I-5. It is also situated near the Columbia River. This is […]

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What is the music scene like in Portland?

If you wind up living in one of the downtown rentals, Portland will delight you with its vibrant music scene. This city has become well-known as a friendly area for independent musicians, which means that there are always performances going on. Local venues host a variety of singers and bands both large and small. If […]

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Is it easy to get around in Portland?

Those looking for Portland, Oregon apartments will find that the downtown area of the city is a great place to begin. With its highly developed public transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets, getting around in this city is a breeze. The TriMet bus system is inexpensive and covers both the city and the surrounding area. Those […]

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Where should I look for rentals if I am hoping to live where there are plenty of arts and culture venues?

If you’re looking for a city with a vibrant and arts and culture scene, rent Portland apartments. Portland neighborhoods are distinct and have a lot to offer both residents and visitors. The Alberta Arts District and the Pearl District are two great neighborhoods to check out if you appreciate the arts. The Alberta Arts District […]

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What is Woodburn like?

Those searching for Oregon apartments that are near convenient shopping should consider Woodburn as an option. In addition to being a shopping hub, it is also known for diversity. Woodburn has a mixed population of Russian, Anglo and Hispanic cultures and is a fast-growing community. More than 85 shops are located here, and Woodburn Company […]

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