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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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Everything great for independent living Food delicious fun activities friendly tour move in and welcome when moved in, great move in special, facilities in good shape and clean dining service and free...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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We're very happy with Markham House. They do need to make an investment in a back-up power system to keep the electricity/heat running during prolonged power outages. When the power goes out, the elevator...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Markham House offers enhanced Assisted Living Services. At Markham House we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, and most of all care.Meet new friends and entertain family in the beautifully appointed dining room. All meals are served restaurant-style,...
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I really like the people they are so friendly and helpful; I like to be in assisted living they take good care of me, I'm diabatic they give me my insulin and bring my medicine. I love having friends here we...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Exceptional Senior Living for Exceptional SeniorsTucked away in a wooded Portland suburb is Brookdale Oswego Springs, a personal care community serving seniors and their families from Portland and surrounding suburbs and towns in northwest Oregon. Residents here have traded the worries and stress...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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I would recommend; but I can see that this facility does not meet the needs of every individual.If it would be a good fit for your loved one; then yes; I have found this facility to meet my loved ones...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Proud to be recognized by Metropolitan Senior Network, Senior Advisor, Oregon Health Care Association, & Pacifica Senior Living for being the BEST of the BEST in Oregon Senior Living! Located in quaint residential neighborhood in vibrant Portland, Oregon, this award-winning community offers...
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MorningStar is a beautiful facility with a capable and responsive staff. The memory care (called the "Reflections Community") rooms are extremely nice compared to those I saw in other facilities. Everything...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Odd Fellows Home of Oregon is a unique assisted living community located in Portland, Oregon. The best time to visit Portland is all the time. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and is known for abundant outdoor recreation, liberal values and coffee and beer enthusiasm. Home of hundreds of...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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I agree to all of the above. Just wish the cost was less. Based on the experience we have had so far with Canfield Place, I would recommend this community to other families who may need a place for their...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Van Mall and the overall experience was good. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff and care services were good. However, there were excessive wait...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The staff are friendly and helpful. They spend a great deal of time with the residents and I've only seen kindness from all of them. The memory care unit is always vacuumed and tidy. Communication is usually...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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I am well pleased living here. I like the food, the celebration of birthdays & holidays, movie theater, speakers who come to share their knowledge with us; entertainers - visits from llamas and alpacas!...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The best experience is getting Jon urgently admitted due to a family emergency. Much appreciated. It's an economical choice and I liked the smaller facility environment. Location is very convenient.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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,...
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The ladies [name removed] (Directors of Community Relations) and [name removed] were amazing getting my sister placed in their facility. I had excellent communication with them and they both provided an...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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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....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The move-in process was very easy and seamless. Most of the meals are well received, but there are a few that he has complained about. However, he is able to make his own...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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If anyone asks me about Prestige, I would have to say the people/staff are wonderful, and that's what really makes the difference. Also, we liked that the facility wasn't too big and everything was within a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My mother really likes being at Clearwater Springs Assisted Living community. She has friends that she dines with and the staff are caring and friendly. However, I do think cleaning of halls could be better
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Welcome to Clearwater Springs Assisted Living Community, the premier Retirement and Assisted Living Community in historic Vancouver, Washington. Clearwater Springs is located on a meticulously landscaped garden setting close to parks, shopping and the new Legacy Medical Center.Our goal at...
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Staff was nice however a few staff members would get too involved with my mom and even give her their personal cell number . My mom was having some attitude and mental issues and would tell the staff things...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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,...
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I feel that the staff is a real team, they help each other out. The level of experience and expertise of the care staff & med techs has greatly improved
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Pacifica Senior Living Vancouver is an elegant intimate senior living community that elevates assisted living to a higher standard of excellence since 2016. Our community offers a holistic and joyful environment to our residents, their families and friends. With just 48 apartments, we at Pacifica...
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We are also lucky that The Hampton & Ashley Inn is close to our family homes. Also her area has its own dining area so that is small too which is nice. Mom is in the Assisted living area which is the Ashley...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Hampton Vancouver Alzheimer's Community is located in the pleasant Vancouver suburb of Cascade Park. It is convenient to Southwest Washington Medical Center and physician offices. The Hampton is specially designed to help those suffering from mild to advanced stage Alzheimer's disease or...
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Monterey Court were great to work with in a tough situation. Based on the experience we had with them we would recommend this community to other families, although I would caution anyone to check and see if...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Monterey Court provides a warm, inviting and familiar environment for residents with forms of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. Our home-like community is comprised of 4 distinct neighborhoods—each designed with the preferences of our residents in mind. Our barrier-free community...
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The reason we gave the activities 2 stars is because there were no activities except watching TV. They were not acquainted with vegetarian meals. The owner and her son are the only ones at the house. With...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Location: Vancouver-Cascade Park, very quiet neighborhood. We are very close to Firstenburg Senior Center and many different stores. Our house is licensed for six residents and we have six bedrooms with bathrooms and two walk in showers. We have two cover patios (front and back), a pond with...
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Avamere at Cascadia in Sandy, OR

4.9
What our family likes the most about the Avamere at Cascadia community is the friendly like atmosphere. The people there are always willing to help, smiling faces say a lot...We would recommend this community to other families based on the experience we have had so far.

Cedar Hills in Portland, OR

4.5
The staff at this care home work with the family. They are flexible and get to know the residents. There is a Registered Nurse on site. The community is clean as they are particular about the environment. They are knowledgeable about the rules and regulations in Oregon. The food seems healthy ...
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Senior Haven in Portland, OR

3.8
The community and activities director is very accommodating to my loved one's requests. The value is good. I think Senior Haven provides high level care. There are patios available off of the resident's rooms. They even hung décor in my loved one's rooms.

Portland review score based on 329 family reviews

7.4
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This proprietary review score is based on 329 reviews of 231 Portland assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Portland review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Portland review score compared against nearby cities

7.4
Portland, OR231 facilities
7.5
Maywood Park, OR220 facilities
7.3
West Haven-Sylvan, OR132 facilities

Review subcategories for Portland assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 329 reviews of 231 Portland assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Portland resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Portland, OR averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.4
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
4.6
Care services
3.8
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.5
Meals & dining
3.9
4.1
Activities
3.7
4.0
Value for cost*
3.8
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
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Costs of assisted living in the Portland area

On average, our partner assisted living communities cost an average of $5,238 per month in 2022-2023.[01] Note that this figure represents what real families actually paid, including additional fees and expenses. Such additional fees might include the following:

  • Care need fees. These depend on how much staff support a resident might need, from low-care needs to high-care needs. In Portland, care fees ranged from $585 monthly for low-care needs to $3,300 monthly for high-care needs.
  • Parking fees. Many use Portland’s outstanding public transportation system or complimentary community transportation. However, for those with a car, on-site parking fees averaged $100 monthly.
  • Second person fees. Costs may apply if the senior has another person living with them. The average second person fee in Portland was $800 per month.
  • Pet fees. Many Portland assisted living facilities are pet-friendly, but monthly pet costs may be steep at an average of $750 per month for pet rent. Keep in mind that this figure includes pet care as well, like walking, feeding, or cleaning up after.
  • Community fee. In Portland, these one-time entrance fees averaged around $2,500.[01]

Is it affordable to live in Portland?

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.[02]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the following is true of retirees aged 60+ in Portland: [03]

  • Around 70% bring in an annual Social Security income of around $22,000.
  • Around 49% bring in an annual retirement income at a mean of $36,000.

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.[04]

Here are some differences in taxes for seniors across Oregon and Washington:[05,06]

  • Retirement account withdrawals. Oregon taxes retirement account withdrawals. However, Washington does not.
  • Private and public pension income. Pension incomes are partially taxed in Oregon. They are not taxed in Washington.

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.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Portland, OR vs. nearby cities

Portland, OR
$4,489/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Portland, OR vs. the state and national average

Portland, OR
$4,489/mo
$4,552/mo
U.S. national average
$4,629/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Portland vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,489/mo
$5,053/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Portland, OR by room type

Semi-Private
$5,732/mo
Private
$4,480/mo
Studio
$5,061/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,036/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,305/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,433/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Portland over time

Portland, OROR stateNational

How people pay for assisted living in Portland

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.

Private pay methods in Portland, Oregon

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:

VA benefits for assisted living in Portland
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits

If you’re a veteran or surviving spouse, additional pensions or benefits may help with assisted living costs in the Portland metro. For example, many disabled senior veterans use benefits from their VA pensions or Aid and Attendance benefits to cover their ideal senior community.

A VA pension is monthly income a veteran or their surviving spouse may qualify for. For veterans enrolled in the VA health care system, the Aid and Attendance benefit is a generous addition they may also be eligible for as a disabled veteran. This benefit can be used toward anything that improves quality of life, such as living in an assisted living community.

Help navigating veterans benefits

Applying for veterans benefits can be a long and difficult process. As such, many local veteran service organizations (VSOs) have veteran service officers to help you understand both what you qualify for and how to get your benefits. Offices may not have walk-in services after COVID-19, but many offer phone or online appointments instead.

Additional nonprofit organizations offer help as well, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and the American Legion local chapters. Other organizations with Portland branches include the National Association for Black Veterans, which advocates for Black veterans.

Portland has numerous veterans helplines you can call for quick guidance. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help connect you to local veterans services officers, with veterans services by county, benefits guides, and more.

26312

Number of veterans who live in Portland

About 22% of Portland veterans are 75+.

Resources for Portland veterans

Veterans service officers in Portland by county

Clackamas County
Phone: 503-650-5631

Clark County
Phone: 360-693-7030

Washington County
Phone: 503-846-3060

Federal and state VA offices in Portland

Portland Regional Office
1505 NE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: 503-688-5361

Other local veterans services offices
Portland veterans helplines

Aging, Disability, and Veteran Services helpline
Phone: 503-988-3646

Transition Projects’ veterans hotline
Phone: 855-425-5544

Veterans crisis line
Phone: 800-273-8255

Portland Medicaid for assisted living

Portland area seniors may be eligible for Medicaid, the state health care plan for low-income seniors. While Medicaid does not cover room and board at our partner assisted living facilities, it may cover low-income assisted living in Portland at a Medicaid-contracted nursing facility. Medicaid can also cover in-home health care services, such as caregiver assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), at your residence of choice through Medicaid-contracted agencies.

In Oregon, seniors receive Medicaid benefits through the Oregon Health Plan. In Washington, Medicaid benefits are received through the state’s Apple Health program.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Through OHP, you or your loved one may be eligible for the following services:[08]

  • Home health care administered by a registered nurse or health aide
  • Physical, occupational, or speech-language therapies
  • Caregiver respite care
  • Necessary medical equipment, such as oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, or walkers

Seniors may also be eligible for a number of government programs and waivers to offset health care costs. Oregon residents over the age of 65 or with a disability may have access to home and community based services (HCBS) waivers through the Oregon Department of Human Services, so they can remain in their residence of choice while receiving care. Contact the department by email for more information.

Navigating Medicaid and waiver eligibility can be confusing, though. To help navigate health care services, Oregon has Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs). These work with OHP as an all-in-one resource for your health care questions, appointments, and guidance in Oregon. Additionally, an OHP ombudsman can help you secure Medicaid benefits and advocate for you.

Oregon also offers these services to help guide you through the process:

  • The Community Services and Supports Unit (CSSU) is Oregon’s Area Agency on Aging. CSSU connects you or your loved one to the most applicable services by location.
  • The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC) offers OHP navigation and disability resources, among other free services for seniors.
Apple Health

Seniors in Washington may be eligible for the following health care services through Apple Health:[09]

  • In-home health care
  • Financial assistance with Medicare premiums, medical expenses, and health care costs
  • Prescription medications
  • Lab services
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments

Additionally, assisted living facilities providing Medicaid care in Washington may offer one or more of the following service packages:[10]

  • Adult Residential Care (ARC). This package is for those able to take their own medication and care for themselves, but who may need help sometimes. Examples include medication reminders or activities of daily living assistance.
  • Enhanced Adult Residential Care (EARC). This package includes everything in ARC, in addition to help for someone who cannot take their own medication. It has provisions for occasional nursing, if needed.
  • Assisted Living. This package includes a private apartment, along with some occasional nursing care, medication administration, and personal care.

As a Washington resident, you may be eligible for additional programs and waivers. For instance, seniors preferring to stay in their home over moving to an institutional setting may be eligible for home and community service (HCS) waivers through Washington’s Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA). The Community Protection Waiver is especially helpful in the event of needing 24-hour care, skilled nursing, specialized health equipment or supplies, assistive technology, therapies, and more. For more information, check out the home and community services page on the ALTSA website.

For questions about Apple Health and other health care waivers, look to the following resources for answers:

Portland resident Medicaid resources

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) — Medicaid for Oregon residents

Oregon OHP Ombudsman Program
500 Summer St. NE, E20
Salem, OR 97301
Phone message line: 877-642-0450
Email: oha.ombudsoffice@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Area agencies on aging

Clark County Area Agency on Aging for Washington residents
201 NE 73rd St., Suite 201
Vancouver, WA, 98665
Phone: 360-735-5720

Medicare assisted living coverage in Portland, Oregon

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that may cover some of a senior’s medically necessary assisted living costs, such as in-home health care. Seniors with AIDS or HIV may be eligible for pharmaceutical help through either Oregon’s CareAssist program or Washington’s Early Intervention program.

  • Medicare Parts A and B or Original Medicare. Part A covers hospital stays, skilled nursing, and lab tests. Part B covers doctors’ visits and home health care.
  • Medicare Advantage or Part C. Part C plans are provided through private insurance companies. Fewer providers may accept Part C, but the benefits are substantial. In addition to everything Part A and B cover, these plans also typically cover prescription drugs.
  • Medicare Part D. Part D offers prescription drug coverage, and it’s often added to Parts A and B.
  • Medigap. Medigap is a supplemental insurance plan offering extra coverage after Medicare A and B. Medigap plans help with things like copays and overseas medical coverage.

For Oregon seniors, Medicare Savings Programs may apply toward a person’s Medicare premiums if the senior has Medicare Part A and their income falls within a certain limit. Note that Medicare and Medicare Savings Programs do not cover room and board in our partner assisted living facilities in Portland. Apply for Medicare Savings Programs online to see which of Oregon’s three Medicare programs best fit your needs.[11]

Both Oregon and Washington also offer Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) services. A Medicare program with a Medicaid service option, PACE bridges some of the gaps in Medicare Parts A-D. You can explore details on the state websites in the resources below. PACE coverage might include the following:

  • Primary care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Therapies

Visit the Social Security Administration application website to apply for Medicare online. For assistance with Medicare benefits and Medicare Savings Programs, you can contact Portland’s Social Security Administration office. You can also connect with your county’s long-term care ombudsman. In addition to addressing consumer concerns with Medicare benefits, an ombudsman can help seniors understand their rights and serve as advocates for Portland area residents.

Additionally, seniors in Oregon have access to Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA). Similarly, Washington residents have access to Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (also SHIBA). Both SHIBA programs provide a local network of trained volunteers, dedicated to educating and advocating for Oregonians and Washingtonians who have or who need Medicare.

Portland resident Medicare resources

Medicare and Social Security

Social Security Administration
Portland Social Security Office
1538 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, OR, 97205
Phone: 888-632-6990
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Health insurance benefits assistance

Understand Oregon and Washington laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

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.[12]

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:[13]

  • Assistance with personal care
  • Medication administration
  • Intermittent nursing care
General regulations in Oregon and Washington

At minimum, assisted living facilities in both states must provide services such as the following:[14,15]

  • Three nutritious meals per day, and snacks, seven days a week
  • Daily social and recreational activity programs
  • Laundry services
  • 24-hour services to assist in activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation for medical and/or social reasons
  • Supportive medical care, such as visiting medical specialists

Additionally, assisted living facilities in both states must adhere to outdoor and indoor regulations, such as the following:[14,15]

  • The facility must take measures to prevent pests, and the grounds must be free of litter.
  • The facility must provide an accessible outdoor recreation area for all residents to enjoy.
  • Indoor thresholds must be maintained with easy wheelchair use in mind.
  • Indoor facilities must be free of unpleasant odors and must be kept clean.
Disability accommodations in Oregon and Washington

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:[16]

  • Landlords must allow necessary modifications that make a dwelling more accessible, including installation of grab bars or widening doorways.
  • Landlords must allow tenants to pay their room and board according to their income assistance schedule.
  • Landlords must allow tenants to keep service animals even if the assisted living facility does not allow pets.

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:

Oregon Department of Health contact information

North Mall Office Building
725 Summer St. NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-2000
Email: hcs_housing.info@hcs.oregon.gov

Washington Department of Health contact information

Find an office near you
Phone: 360-236-4501

COVID-19 regulations for Portland, OR, assisted living facilities

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.[17,18]

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Vaccinations. Portland area seniors and staff are encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted to fight infection and serious illness.

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Masking. Masks may be required in most health care facilities. Some assisted living facilities may have additional requirements.

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Facility cleanliness. Facilities must be sanitized at regular intervals to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

What to expect from assisted living in Portland, Oregon

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.

Enjoy the good life in retirement

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.

Access diverse care options

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:

  • Medication management
  • Diabetic care
  • Incontinence care
  • Ambulatory services
  • Medication management
  • Visiting specialists and therapists providing occupational, speech, and physical therapy

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:

  • French
  • German
  • Ukrainian
  • Japanese
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese

For active seniors

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:

  • Movie nights
  • Art classes
  • Exercise classes
  • Outings to local museums and events
  • Bocce ball
  • Dice and trivia games
  • Religious services
  • Educational programs

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398000

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Portland

13%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Portland population

Mean annual income for Portland seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Portland

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.

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Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) Hospital

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.

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Ranked No. 2 in Portland, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is high-performing in cancer procedures and neurology.

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Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Ranked No. 3 in Portland hospitals, Kaiser Permanente has excellent marks in gastroenterology and diabetes-related procedures.

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Transportation for seniors in Portland

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:

  • Light rail system. The Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail is offered through TriMet, the city’s primary public transportation hub. The MAX has nearly 100 stops to help Portland residents navigate the city. They offer reduced fares for seniors 65+, as well as comprehensive accessibility measures. Review their accessibility features on their website for more information.
  • Bus transportation. Bus trips are a great way to get from Portland to cities in the surrounding Pacific Northwest area. Some bus systems in Portland include stops in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Portland offers 80+ bus lines servicing the metro area via the TriMet bus system.
  • Streetcar. Portland famously built the first modern streetcar in the United States. Today, the Portland streetcar still offers affordable transportation to the city’s most popular destinations throughout the famous Pearl District.

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.[21]

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67

Walk Score

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49

Transit Score

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83

Bike Score

Senior activities in Portland, Oregon

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.

Cultural delights for historians and artists

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 eateries for foodies

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.

Senior centers in Portland

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:

  • Options counseling
  • Connection to local housekeeping and grocery services, among others
  • Recreational games, dancing, and events

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.

Family fun for all ages

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Assurety Senior Care, Canfield Place and Trustwell Living at Kent Place are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Portland, OR. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Portland is $4,488 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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  12. Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit Aging and People with Disabilities. (2019). Compliance Framework Guide.

  13. Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2019). Choosing care in an adult family home or assisted living facility.

  14. Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities. (2022). Residential care and assisted living facilities.

  15. Washington State Legislature. (2022). Assisted living facility licensing rules.

  16. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2023). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

  17. Oregon Department of Human Services. (2023). COVID-19 information for long-term care facilities.

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  20. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Oregon.

  21. WalkScore. (2023). Portland.

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