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Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes. 

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HOUSING

Housing Tips:

  • Check Local Facebook groups​​​​​​​

  • Please avoid using Craigslist as it is not very reliable​​   

 

Recommended Neighborhoods:

  • NW 23rd

  • Ladd's Addition

 

PLACES TO FIND HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TRANSPORTATION

Modes of Transportation

  • Public transportation

    • ​Bus, light rail, commuter light rail, street car

    • Live close to public transportation

  • Walk

    • Walkable but a bit spread out at times

  • Biking

    • Extremely bike friendly, most locals bike around the city​

  • Driving

    • Not necessary to have a car in Portland

    • Parking is generally easy to find

Transportation Specific to Portland​​​

  • TriMet Passes - website

    • Bus, Light Rail, Commuter Light Rail

    • ​$100 unlimited monthly pass

    • $2.50 per ride

    • $5 for a day of unlimited rides

  • Streetcar - website

    • Monthly pass is $40​

  • App: Bus, Bike, CarToGo

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Powell's City of Books

International Rose Test Garden

Portland Night Market

 

MAP OF PORTLAND, OREGON

In this map you will find specific information about housing, entertainment, transportation, and ​landmarks around the city. This map has a lot more information once expanded so be sure to check it out in depth

 CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK

Contact

People to contact, who have lived in this city before

Alumni Network 

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