Portland might be the most walking, biking, and public transit friendly city on the West Coast. Most neighborhoods have walkable food cart pods, supermarkets, movie theaters and cafes.
Portland’s neighborhoods are a mix of classic craftsman homes, rental apartments, and new construction condos, some of them green built and LEED certified. Hollywood has three MAX lines and four bus lines. Northwest offers maximum density, while Healy Heights and Sylvan-Highlands have great schools. The Pearl District is home to a number of tech and design start-ups, and a thriving restaurant scene that foodies love.
Some errands can be accomplished on foot.
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With so many walkable neighborhoods in Portland, it can be hard to pick just one. Look at the Bike Score too, the city has miles of bike trails. It’s easy to find a rental — apartment or single family home — that’s no more than ten minutes walk from the MAX light rail line. With such great transit it's easy to find an apartment with a short commute to Portland's major employers such as Intel, Fred Meyer, and Nike.
There are brand new luxury condos and cool lofts with gourmet kitchens in the Pearl, cute duplexes and two bedroom apartments in Laurelhurst, remodeled craftsman homes with hardwood floors and nice back yards in Rose City and Hollywood...you don’t have to give up transit access to have a three bedroom family home, either, the MAX serves Northwest where larger homes are more readily available.
There are about 8,673 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Portland.
People in Portland can walk to an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.
Many nearby public transportation options. Find Portland apartments for rent near public transit.
Portland has good public transportation and about 66 bus, 6 light rail and 1 gondola lines.
The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Portland on public transit.
Portland has about 376 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.
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Biking is convenient for most trips.
Schools in Portland include University of Portland, Scott Elementary School and Gethsemene Lutheran Preschool.
Restaurants & Bars in Portland include Philly Cheesesteaks And Burgers, Salt & Straw and Funky Puffs food cart.
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