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Charming Portland attracts more seniors every year. And our 153 partnering assisted living facilities in the Portland metro give you or your loved one a perfect place to enjoy the good life in the Pacific Northwest. If you need a compassionate extra hand with daily activities and medications or would like to be part of a lively social community, you’ll find all this and more at one of our Portland assisted living partners.
In this guide, we explore our in-network assisted living communities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Portland. We walk you through what to expect in these communities, based on our proprietary data and what real residents are reporting. We go over baseline and additional costs, along with how people tend to pay. We also share local and state-specific regulations for assisted living communities, senior resources in Portland, and local senior attractions.
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My loved one was previously a resident at Regency Park and his experience at this facility was great! The facility was clean. It was expensive, but it was worth it. The staff was overworked, but they were extremely kind. Regency Park was a caring and peaceful facility. I would recommend them to family and friends.
My mom, who really did not want to move to assisted living at all said, "We should have done this two years ago." ??
Everything with Cedar Crest receives 5 stars. We are so pleased with the community, it is such a relief to have our dad in there. The staff members are really a cut above the rest. All of the people there are amazing, we can't say enough good things about them. Every single one of them go out of their way. The staff absolutely love our loved one, and they are very good about keeping up constant communication with our family. That is amazing to us, and they have him on the right medication. We would absolutely recommend this community to other families based on our experience so far. The location is really nice, it is somewhat in the middle of nowhere in this really beautiful and peaceful setting.
20 SE 103rd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
I highly recommend Russellville Park. The staff have been attentive and the move in process was efficiently organized. My mom and dad have been warmly welcomed. There have been some minor hiccups as everyone...
Russellville Park Retirement Community, conveniently and centrally located near the I-5 & I-84 corridor of Portland, has beautifully-appointed independent, assisted living and memory care apartments, it's true. But what really sets us apart from other retirement communities is our absolute...
6125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
When it comes to the meals and dining service I believe they are working on making that experience before. They have communicated their goals. I believe when they changed their meal plan and heard from...
Courtyard at Mt. Tabor: Comfortable Senior LivingAssisted Living - Immediate OpeningsCourtyard at Mt. Tabor is a senior living community dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service in a luxuriously comfortable, home-like environment. Not part of a large chain, but instead privately...
10606 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
My mother is blind and hard of hearing. Everyone has been so helpful and kind. The staff makes sure she gets to whatever activities she can enjoy. And check up on her regularly. The facility is so easy to...
Markham House offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Markham House we have set colossal...
6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland, OR 97221
The majority of the staff are caring and friendly at Rose Schnitzer Manor. The housekeeping service is good. The meals are excellent, but the turnover of staff is problematic for standing orders. There's a...
At Rose Schnitzer Manor, you’ll join a family of neighbors who love their home. We know because they keep telling their friends! You’ll love our staff, a talented and dedicated team who deliver care with heart. Join a community focused on enriching your journey.Our community is comprised of...
9860 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
10 stars for all. They made a lousy situation into a positive experience and went above and beyond. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would definitely recommend this community to other families.
Ciel of Cedar Mill offers both memory care and assisted living services. Our memory care residents receive around-the-clock specialized care, dedicated staff, and access to our life enrichment program designed specifically around our residents’ needs and interests. Our assisted living residents...
7617 SE Main Street, Portland, OR 97215
Our loved one seems quite content, as much as she can be. She says the staff are very kind and good to her. It's a beautiful place. In that respect I'm happy. Our biggest complaint is that we don't get...
Getting the right support and care for Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can help you and your family successfully face the challenges of memory impairment. St. Andrews focuses on care and programs that help our residents cope—even thrive—while managing the issues of...
3140 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
My MIL was looking for a new community, and we were trying to move her closer to us but she changed her mind because her current community has a large gated dog run. It was great!
7430 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
The staff members are super friendly and our loved one seems well taken care of. Based on the experience we have had so far with Tabor Crest we would recommend them to other families
Tabor Crest Residential Care, LLC is a family owned and operated residential care facility located in Portland, Oregon with plenty of room for residents to feel at home. Our mission is to compassionately serve all of our residents with recognition to each of their individual physical, mental,...
15855 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
Better Living Residential Care was really good about communicating the needs of my loved one to me. They had a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire community there and the residents were able to invite their...
7808 Northeast 51st Street, Vancouver, WA 98662
Mom is very very happy and has not looked back. She was able to participate in activities the first day she was there and the staff made sure to seat her with others at meal times!
Van Mall offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Van Mall we have set colossal standards for...
409 SE 99th Court, Vancouver, WA 98664
Aging Gracefully has been amazing. They are receptive to the family's questions or concerns about our loved one. The community is good at calling the family if anything changes with our loved one, as well....
Aging Gracefully Family Home is owned and operated by Registered Nurses. Dekyi Yangzom R.N is a critical care nurse, currently working as an open heart nurse in a Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit at Peace Health hospital. Dekyi has over 20 years' experience working with adult and elderly...
5555 Southeast King Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222
We found Royalton Place and my dad enjoys being there. I visit often (usually two or more times a week) and see all staff addressing the residents by name. It does not feel institutional but more like a...
Our real value lies in the intangibles, such as a feeling of independence, peace of mind, happiness and fulfillment. Three nutritious chef-prepared meals are served each day in the elegantly appointed dining-room. It's a perfect time for socializing with friends and neighbors. Our menu variety...
2610 SE 164th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98683
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The care services and staff provided outstanding service with my dads care. We picked this community because it was close to my dads family,private rooms, the facility was small. Meaning only 50 residents,...
Trustwell Living at Evergreen Place works to meet each resident's unique needs, with quality care and an environment that offers a sense of belonging for our residents, as though they are a member of a family.Our compassionate staff works to help residents maintain their wellbeing, form...
11700 Northeast Angelo Drive, Vancouver, WA 98684
5 for all categories that are listed. Especially appreciate your expertise in recommending appropriate housing options right away. You narrowed down our search to a couple sites that met our expectations on...
Prestige Senior Living Bridgewood is located just East of 205 and South of highway 500 in the Orchards neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington. Opening in 2002 Prestige Bridgewood has 124 apartments of both Independent and Assisted Living apartments, and we do accept Medicaid after a 2 year spend...
415 SE 177th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683
Our loved one living at Cogir at The Quarry is very happy and very content. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families who are looking for a place for...
Cogir at The Quarry is a locally owned community designed to continue your life experience and fulfilling your retirement. The full continuum of senior living options is available providing many choices of amenities, support, and services. From Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Care,...
11613 SE 7th St, Vancouver, WA 98683
My mom has stayed at Cascade Inn twice this year for short stays/respite care. It's a nice facility, the staff is great, my mom loved playing Bingo. The free flowers from Trader Joe's on Sundays were a...
Cascade Inn, a Koelsch Community, is nestled in a neighborhood of family homes in Vancouver, WA. with shopping and medical clinics close by. Residents here enjoy a warm, relaxed lifestyle, and extensive social opportunities while having access to gracious amenities.Cascade Inn includes...
11520 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas, OR 97015
Friendly helpful staff, cleanliness, beautiful facility surrounded by trees and a nature walk, dining room has white linen table clothes and fresh cut flowers daily, swimming pool, salon and a bistro that...
Miramont Pointe is an elegant senior living community. Our residents enjoy spacious, unique apartments along with gracious community areas. An on-site bank, beauty salon and spa, indoor pool, scheduled transportation and social and recreational activities are just a few other amenities that make...
14804 NE 31st St., Vancouver, WA 98682
My loved one is currently a resident at The Finest Care AFH and everything has been very good so far. The owner has done a great job of communicating updates to us regarding our dad's condition. The move in...
The Finest Care AFH, LLC is a beautiful residential care home located in Vancouver, WA. In Vancouver, you'll be treated to absolutely beautiful trails and parks to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Klineline Pond and Salmon Creek Park is our community's favorite location for a swim. You'll find 35...
16655 Northwest Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
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My friend needed immediate placement and they could take her right away, even with certain behaviors other places would not. I would recommend to others.
Find a Life Lived WellAs one of the pioneers of true specialized memory care over 25 years ago, we’ve learned how to craft stable, predictable schedules that allow seniors with cognitive challenges to thrive. Our community provides compassionate assistance to seniors with Alzheimer's and other...
10600 SE Idleman Rd, Happy Valley, OR 97086
Overall, my loved one is happy. We picked because this community, because of their ability to handle wound care and other needs for my loved one . I was impressed with the caregivers, positive attitude and...
Jhoanna's Adult Care Home, LLC is located in a quiet neighborhood in Happy Valley, OR. Our beautiful community offers level 3 care and can accept any kinds of health care needs.We offer many activities including gardening, piano, karaoke, music therapy, table games, water painting, etc. We have...
5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98662
My answers are compared to her previous facility in Texas. My mother is much more positive about everything at Cogir Glenwood Place than her previous facility. There is a positivity and energy from the...
Cogir of Glenwood Place is an assisted living community located in the beautiful town of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. Our scenic assisted living community is located in an above average safety location based on recent crime ratings. Vancouver is endowed with diversity of beauty—from sandy...
8709 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086
This is the best place for seniors. We are treated well, listened to, and kept as busy as we can be. We have a huge variety of activities. The staff are kind and helpful. We go on outings. We are taken to...
The Forum at Town Center, located in the heart of the Clackamas Town Center area, is a well-established community for seniors that has been offering both Independent and Assisted Living care in the Happy Valley area for decades.The Forum at Town Center features a fully appointed Vitality Center,...
14570 SW Hart Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007
I could not of have picked a better community. What I like the most about this community is how well the employees made us feel and how much the people living here appeared to be enjoying themselves.
Live at Canfield Place Retirement Community and live the balanced life. We are located in the peaceful neighborhood of Highland Hills, close to beautiful Sexton Mountain and Cooper Mountain Nature Park. However, we are a short bus ride to Beaverton, where you can catch The Max or indulge your...
8300 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
Overall our family has had a very positive experience with Regency Park. We appreciate how helpful the management team has been so far. Based on the experience so far, we would recommend this community to...
Regency Park Senior Living is located in the beautiful West Hills of Portland, Oregon. Our community has supported our residents and their families with expert care and services for over 30 years.Regency Park offers residents a community designed with elegance while providing levels of care that...
7733 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97008
Edgewood Point Assisted Living and Memory Care is a smaller facility, that makes it more like a family . The staff are very friendly and have communicated well with us. The facility is always clean. I go and...
Edgewood Point Assisted Living in Beaverton, Oregon, combines the care seniors need, the convenience they value, and the independence they cherish.Edgewood Point is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our community amenities include maintenance and...
On average, our partner assisted living communities cost an average of $5,238 per month in 2022-2023. Note that this figure represents what real families actually paid, including additional fees and expenses. Such additional fees might include the following:
It depends. Compared to the national average, costs of living in Portland are 24% higher than the rest of the country. While Oregon doesn’t have sales tax and Washington doesn’t tax pension incomes, Portland housing is still 62% higher than the national average.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the following is true of retirees aged 60+ in Portland: 
It helps to begin an assisted lifestyle knowing how your state taxes this income. Seniors on both sides of the state line can benefit from the fact that neither Oregon nor Washington tax Social Security benefits. Many choose to live in the Portland suburb of Vancouver, Washington, because of its better tax benefits for retirees. Vancouver also has plentiful assisted living facilities and a comparatively lower cost of living. In fact, Vancouver housing is 2% lower than the national average housing cost.
Here are some differences in taxes for seniors across Oregon and Washington:[05,06]
The figures below represent average baseline costs of assisted living in the broader Portland area. Unlike our partner cost figures, these figures do not include additional fees that families often pay.
To pay for Portland assisted living, families and seniors have several options to choose from. In some circumstances, families can use both private and public funds to cover the cost of assisted living in the Portland metro. In this section, you’ll learn about the many options that seniors and their families might have to pay for in assisted living. We also outline several public resources, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans benefits, that could be available to help you pay for assisted living care services.
Portland area seniors often begin looking at their private pay options to cover their ideal assisted living community. Such options include income like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Depending on your resources, the following options may also be available to help fund the ideal senior living community:
In Oregon, assisted living facilities serving six or more residents are licensed and regulated by the state’s Office of Safety, Oversight, and Quality. Portland has several facilities serving fewer than five seniors. In such cases, facilities may qualify instead as adult family homes, also known as care homes, and are regulated by the same governing body.
According to Oregon regulations, assisted living facilities must give residents shared or individual apartments in a homelike setting with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. They must also be equipped to coordinate a range of supportive services, including activities of daily living (ADLs) and social events. These communities must also have staff available to residents on a 24-hour basis.
In Washington, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Residential Care Services branch of the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration office (ALTSA). They are licensed to provide housing and care to seven or more individuals. Washington also requires these facilities to assume general responsibility for the care and safety of their residents. They may offer the following services:
At minimum, assisted living facilities in both states must provide services such as the following:
Additionally, assisted living facilities in both states must adhere to outdoor and indoor regulations, such as the following:
Additionally, assisted living facilities in both Oregon and Washington must make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations and modifications at a facility are designed to provide equitable opportunity for tenancy of people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include the following:
For advocacy help in situations of disability law in assisted living, you can contact Fair Housing Center of Washington in Clark County or the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) in Multnomah County. You can look up Portland area assisted living facility reports using the following sites:
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In Oregon, facilities are required to take precautions, such as posting a notice at entrances and exits if a staff member or resident has a reported or suspected case of COVID-19. Indoor visitation is currently allowed in Oregon and Washington, so long as visitors and residents follow precautionary steps, such as masking and social distancing.
Vaccinations. Portland area seniors and staff are encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted to fight infection and serious illness.
Masking. Masks may be required in most health care facilities. Some assisted living facilities may have additional requirements.
Facility cleanliness. Facilities must be sanitized at regular intervals to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing. In Washington, social distancing is recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support this effort, residents can enable WA Notify, which tracks reported exposures. By enabling WA Notify, you can get notifications if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. This can help residents clarify whether they need to social distance to reduce the spread of infection.
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With views of Mount Hood and Mount Saint Helens, as well as the ocean a short drive away, Portland is something of a haven for those who enjoy both natural beauty and the modern conveniences of city life.
Residents of our Portland partner assisted living communities love the elegant, timeless designs found in many of the metro’s facilities. Many communities put thought into their layouts, cultivating a homey atmosphere even down to the smallest details, such as finishes, art, décor, and plants. Several communities keep indoor houseplants in common areas to improve air quality and create an airy, inviting atmosphere.
Music adds depth and richness to any atmosphere. As such, 86% of our partnering communities have a community piano or organ for residents to use. And 91% bring live music in for residents to enjoy on special occasions.
You’ll also find popular culinary offerings in these communities as well. Most of our partner communities employ real professional chefs to design the weekly menus. Additionally, 77% of these Portland communities host wine tasting events and 68% offer cooking classes for residents. All this and much more can be found at A Place for Mom’s in-network Portland assisted living communities.
Attentive staff in Portland assisted living facilities help families feel secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are well cared for during their stay. Some staff help residents digitize treasured photographs. In resident reviews, families praise staff in these facilities for paying careful attention to a resident’s dietary preferences so they can accommodate residents at mealtimes.
Additionally, as senior care needs may change over time, 95% of assisted living facilities in Portland offer memory care services. This allows residents to age in place if they start needing more memory help, as might be the case with the onset of dementia. Oftentimes, staff provide memory care services in a secured wing. To further keep residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia safe, over 41% of assisted living facilities incorporate wander prevention technologies. Below are some additional services that assisted living communities may offer:
Portland is home to a diverse population, serving seniors from around the world. To provide excellent care to this diverse population, assisted living facilities need to meet their residents’ wide range of communication needs. As such, some facilities offer care not just in English and American Sign Language (ASL), but also in the following languages:
In Portland, around 89% of assisted living facilities employ an activity director who designs experiences for assisted living residents. Activity directors ensure residents have the option to enjoy fabulous social opportunities and new experiences for many different interests. These directors plan activities for seniors both on- and off-site, such as the following:
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In Portland and the surrounding suburbs, seniors benefit from a number of excellent health care options. Explore some of the top-rated hospital systems in the Portland metro area below.
Ranked No. 1 in Portland, OHSU hospital is nationally recognized in six specialties. The hospital is high-performing in senior health procedures such as heart conditions, pulmonology, and orthopedics.
In our partnering Portland metro assisted living facilities, around 86% offer complimentary transportation to residents around the city. For residents who still drive, 91% of our in-network facilities offer resident parking.
For visiting friends and family, most of our partner communities are also close to stops across Portland’s fantastic public transit system. Explore some of the main ways to get around town below:
Overall, Portland has a reputation for excellent transportation for all, as well as better-than-average walkability for when friends and family come to visit. The below scores are ranked from zero to 100, painting Portland as one of the West Coast’s most accessible cities.
With its plentiful national parks and its endless offerings for rainy day activities in the city, there’s always something to do in charming Portland. Explore things to do below, from museums and gardens to dining and social events.
Portland is a historically rich and vibrant place, filled with art and creativity. Nearby Pittock Mansion is a delight for history enthusiasts looking to learn more about the area. If you or your loved one enjoys history and art, the Portland Art Museum features world treasures spanning centuries. Seniors more inclined toward the dramatic arts can enjoy awe-inspiring dramatic and musical performances at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall or at Roseland Theater.
Portland is famous for its excellent culinary scene. A cultural mainstay in the city, food carts are some of the metro’s favorite eateries. Some food carts became so popular, they turned into world-renowned restaurants. For a night of exploring former food cart favorites, check out Nong’s Khao Man Gai and finish with Salt and Straw ice cream for dessert.
Foodies with a taste for fine dining can’t go wrong with a meal at Le Pigeon or Ox, specializing in Argentinian and French cuisine, respectively. Seniors and their loved ones can enjoy amazing charcuterie offerings at Olympia Provisions. And those with a sweet tooth can’t miss Portland’s famous VooDoo Doughnut, made famous in 2003 for their gourmet flavor pairings.
Social butterflies in assisted living can benefit from community events held on-site or at nearby local senior centers. For example, Multnomah County offers a detailed list of district senior centers, which provide services such as the following:
On the Washington side of Portland’s suburbs, you can find 50+ recreational activities through Vancouver’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services website. Marshall and Luepke Community Center in Vancouver also has a computer lab and lending library for seniors, in addition to dancing and regular community presentations.
When family and friends visit, Portland has plenty to do for any age. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a perennial favorite. The museum regularly features special events for all ages, sparking curiosity about the natural sciences. Animal lovers are sure to enjoy the nearby Oregon Zoo, which features numerous exhibits representing animals from all over the world. The Oregon Zoo is conveniently located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park. With attractions such as the Hoyt Arboretum and the Portland Japanese Garden, the park makes for a lovely retreat into nature for seniors.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Portland is 4,474 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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