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Best Places To Live Near Downtown, Portland, OR

  • Downtown, Portland, OR
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 12,061
  • I would like to know what is going on in my town and my safety. There is only a few restaurants and no entertainment. No mall small shops that really don't have…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • West Linn, OR
  • City: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 26,242
  • Moving to West Linn, OR was one of the best decisions of my life! It's a great city with a lot of family oriented activities that happen all year long. There are parks a plenty with wildlife and nature…[read more]
  • West Haven-Sylvan, OR
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.8km away
  • Population: 8,131
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • City: 7.1mi / 11.4km away
  • Population: 38,065
  • I just loved living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This city is located on the border of the Willamette River, just eight miles south of Portland, Oregon. In the early 19th century this charming city was a…[read more]
  • Sherwood, OR
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 18,965
  • Living in Sherwood has been nothing short of amazing. In my opinion it is the perfect place to raise a family, and eventually retire. From the quiet, safe neighborhoods, to the fantastic school systems…[read more]
  • Cedar Mill, OR
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km away
  • Population: 15,993
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Cedar Mill Oregon. The city is located in Washington County. Cedar Mill is close to the Portland Oregon Metropolitan area. The town is a great little…[read more]
  • West Slope, Beaverton, OR
  • Neighborhood: 4.0mi / 6.4km away
  • Population: 2,207
  • Raleigh Hills, OR
  • City: 4.3mi / 6.9km away
  • Population: 6,046
  • Oak Hills, OR
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 11,678
  • Impressive is an understatement to describe the experience I have had living in Oak Hills, OR. I love living in this place as it provides an environment and infrastructure for growth. The access to local…[read more]
  • Camas, WA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 21,393
  • Camas has gentrified into an amazing place. Consider this: old time parks and ball fields, an idyllic downtown with open air dining and brewpubs, nicely curated boutiques, one of the best school systems…[read more]
  • Southwest Hills, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 1.7mi / 2.7km away
  • Population: 6,279
  • Garden Home-Whitford, OR
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.6km away
  • Population: 6,291
  • Old Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 2,798
  • Father Blanchet Park, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 8.1mi / 13.1km away
  • Population: 1,092
  • Rockcreek, OR
  • City: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 9,384
  • Cascade Southeast, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 845
  • Northwest, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 3.2mi / 5.2km away
  • Population: 21,700
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 21,814
  • My wife and I lived / worked in Beaverton for 28 years before retiring. We moved to Wilsonville for a slower pace and much less traffic while remaining close to children and grand children. Walkability…[read more]
  • Northwest, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 10.5mi / 16.9km away
  • Population: 3,342
  • Minnehaha, WA
  • City: 10.3mi / 16.5km away
  • Population: 11,068
  • Minnehaha closely borders the state of Oregon. Cool summers and, often wet winters are an effective climate for the Pacific Northwest forests to flourish. This small town is situated close to the larger…[read more]
  • South Beaverton, Beaverton, OR
  • Neighborhood: 8.0mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 8,414
  • Fairway 164th, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 2,591
  • King City, OR
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 3,599
  • Linnton, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 736
  • Washougal, WA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 14,987
  • Living in Washougal has been a great experience. This small city is Located in the State of Washington, but it sits right at the Oregon Border about 23 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. I think the…[read more]
  • Bethany, OR
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.6km away
  • Population: 22,819
  • Bethany is a fast-growing city that is becoming an appealing city to raise a family. There's lots of great attractions that are unique to the area, so you can organize a visit with family and friends…[read more]
  • Village At Fishers Landing, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 1,014
  • Sellwood-Moreland, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 3.1mi / 5.1km away
  • Population: 11,716
  • Hearthwood, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 2,181
  • Beaverton, OR
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 94,865
  • I have lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life and have had frequent trips to Beaverton, Oregon, since I'm only 20 minutes away. Let me tell you, you won't get bored in Beaverton, as there's always…[read more]
  • Tualatin, OR
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 27,024
  • Tualatin is a beautiful little city just outside Oregon. I have been living in Tualatin for years now and I simply love it. The city is beautiful and well maintained and it has a high standard of living.…[read more]
  • Mount Vista, WA
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 8,279
  • Hector Campbell, Milwaukie, OR
  • Neighborhood: 5.8mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 2,832
  • Scappoose, OR
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 6,901
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • City: 5.6mi / 9.0km away
  • Population: 20,643
  • I love living in Milwaukie, OR. It's conveniently located in between several thoroughfares so you can get anywhere you want easily. As a mom, I'm so glad that the schools are amazing, and that the…[read more]
  • Homestead, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 1.3mi / 2.0km away
  • Population: 2,809
  • Fishers Creek, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 10.9mi / 17.6km away
  • Population: 1,084
  • Metzger, OR
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • Population: 3,967
  • Fishers Landing East, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • Population: 7,010
  • Battle Ground, WA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 18,987
  • Battle Ground, WA is a suburb of Vancouver, Washington. I think it is a good place to live for those who want a lower cost of living compared to living in a city. There are about 17,500 people living in…[read more]
  • Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR
  • Neighborhood: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 11,974
  • Bridlemile, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • Population: 4,890
  • Felida, WA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 7,857
  • McLoughlin Industrial, Milwaukie, OR
  • Neighborhood: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 557
  • Oregon City, OR
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 35,057
  • Oregon City is the southern baby sister of West Linn and Lake Oswego, located North West across the Willamette river from her. This historically rich community brands its self as "The end of the Oregon…[read more]
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 100,462
  • Having lived only a short distance from Hillsboro, Oregon, my entire life I can truly say it's the best of two worlds. About 15 miles east are the attractions and restaurants of the state's biggest city,…[read more]
  • Jennings Lodge, OR
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.3km away
  • Population: 7,727
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.3km away
  • Population: 17,474
  • I seriously thought it was some sort of joke when the wife mentions that we would be living in Happy Valley, Oregon. I mean seriously, no place with "happy" in its name could actually be a happy place,…[read more]
  • Gladstone, OR
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 11,850
  • Living in Gladstone has been quite an experience, with all the natural beauty that can be found in Oregon state there is always something new to experience. Gladstone is a small town not far from…[read more]
  • Cascade Highlands, Vancouver, WA
  • Neighborhood: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 3,446
  • Alameda, Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood: 3.1mi / 4.9km away
  • Population: 9,040

Listed above are the best places to live in Downtown, Portland, OR for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Downtown, Portland, OR, followed by the best places to live near Downtown, Portland, OR, sorted by Livability Score.

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