Portland is the largest city in Oregon, and the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Vancouver, BC. As of the 2010 census, the official population is 583,776 (29th largest in the USA). The MSA population is 2,260,000 (the 23rd largest MSA in the USA). Because of its public transportation networks and strong land use planning laws, Portland is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly (or "green") cities in the world. Portland is also known as "The City of Roses" because of its climate and numerous rose gardens. Portland's annual Rose Parade is it's most famous event. Portland is also recognized as the hub of a thriving microbrewery and micro distillery industry (some have nicknamed the city "Brewtopia").
Portland is located at the Northern end of the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Willammette and Columbia Rivers. Portland's climate is typical of the Pacific Northwest, with temperate Summers and mild (but wet) Winters.
Computer manufacturer Intel is the largets employer in the Portland area, employing more than 15,000 people. The Portland ,etro area is home to more than 1200 technology companies. Portland is also the HQ of Nike, FLIR Systems, Columbia Sportswear, Precision Castparts and Freightliner trucks. Portland is home to a thriving steel making industry and the Port of Portland is the largest shipper of wheat in the United States.
The mediam household income is $50,271.
Portland is served by six school districts, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Portland Public, Reynolds, and Riverdale. Portland Public School District is the largest, withoubout 100 schools from Kindergarten through grade 12, as well as about 50 special ed programs.
Portland homes are highly known throughout North America. River front properties, high-rise condo's, mansions, large modern homes, country homes and much more. There really isn't a limit to what Portland has to offer.
Given the large size of this city, it is divided into many metro-area's. The cities included in this area are:
Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Tigard and Vancouver.
With such a massive area, it's impossible for just 1 real estate agent to help any buyer who has very little knowledge of this area.
On our Valley Oregon Homes team, we have a whole group devoted to the Portland Metro Real Estate market. This way you know, that you are getting the best deal.
Just in the Portland market, we have thousands of buyers that view properties from our website everyday. The amount of leverage we have in the local real estate community is massive.
If you are looking to sell your home in the Portland Metro area, we have the best low-cost solution for you. We will have one of our team members put your property in front of the thousands of buyers we see daily.
In 2011, over 15% of all homes sales in this area were a bank-owned property. In 2010 it was just shy of 30%.
This leaves the opportunity for you to get a big bargain open. But the truth is, it's not easy to do. You have to know what you are doing, or it can end up costing you more than buying a non-bank owned property.
Having a real estate agent who specializes in foreclosure's and short sales. Will give you the best deal, without the costly headaches.
If you are looking to buy a bank-owned home, make sure to contact us. We are currently building the top team in the Portland area to handle buyers just like you who want to find an investment property or bargain via foreclosures.
Darling 1925 Roseway Bungalow! Classic charm w/ hardwood floors, fireplace and built-ins. Formal living & dining rooms, a rare find in smaller bungalows. Cute kitchen! Su...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams-PDX Central.
City views! Spacious family room with fireplace & slider to large, covered wraparound patio, perfect for entertaining. Master suite with bath & walk-in closet. Updated ki...
Listing courtesy of Windermere Stellar.
You'll want to see this fantastic contemporary condo in the Pinnacle. Located on 12th flr w/sliver view of river. Lots of updates in this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit. Kitch...
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate.
Lovely family home tastefully remodeled to include all new kitchen cabinets w/Qtz counters, new stainless steel appliances, new roof, new electrical, new plumbing, new si...
Listing courtesy of M3 Realty Group, LLC.
Bathrooms and kitchen upgraded to quartz countertops. Additional enclosed sun/patio room isn't included in sq footage. Stainless appliances + 2 ovens in kitchen. Pantry. ...
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Bain.
New carpet & flooring! New Stainless fridge, stove, dishwasher! Walls prepped for painting. Coveted location! 2bed/2bath Light & Bright end unit with a HUGE balcony overl...
Listing courtesy of Premiere Property Group, LLC.
Beautiful and Well Maintained Traditional Home Located on Quiet Cul-de-sac in Highly Sought After Durham Neighborhood. Brazilian Granite Countertops in Kitchen,Two Firepl...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Equity Group.
Ideal single level home on a cul-de-sac! Bethany Elementary just around the corner! All new carpet, hardwoods in the family room and wood burning fireplace. All appliance...
Listing courtesy of Lovell & Hall Real Estate Partners.
Come live here! Property has been painted and inspected. Sit by the gas Fireplace in the living room, or on the porch. The floor plan is well designed;3 bed/3 bath- there...
Listing courtesy of David Hanzlik & Associates Inc.
Charming bungalow in the heart of popular Sellwood offering over 2,100sf of space w/a phenomenal new kitchen w/white shaker cabs,tile flrs,new ss appliances,modern flair&...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere.
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