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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Portland, OR

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In recent years, Portland, Oregon, has experienced significant population growth due to many factors, like its stunning scenery and magnetic cultural atmosphere. Local governance has also made many thoughtful environmental efforts that, paired with a beautiful and vibrant atmosphere, bring in people of all ages and backgrounds. Additionally, the city boasts outstanding public transportation.

In this guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in one of our 27 in-network independent living communities in Portland. We go over the costs of living and how people pay. You’ll also learn about local benefits for veterans and public assistance to help cover the cost of senior living. The regulations section of this guide outlines standards for independent living on the Oregon and Washington sides of Portland. Listings of communities were pulled from a 10-mile radius from downtown Portland, which includes parts of Vancouver, Washington. Learn all about Portland independent living below.

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Photo of Brookdale Oswego Springs Portland
88 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.7
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35 reviews
9.7
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35 reviews
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1 yr HERE - THE CARE STAFF ARE SUPERB AND Prompt - the community is CLEAN - APARTMENT is spacious AND LIGHT WITH Beautiful Views - ENJOYS THE AINING
Provides: Assisted 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.
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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9.2
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73 reviews
9.2
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73 reviews
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Russellville Park is wonderful! My mom experienced all three levels of living: Independent Living, Assistant Living and Memory Care. At each level the staff treated her and other residents with respect...
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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9.0
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21 reviews
9.0
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21 reviews
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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
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.
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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1616 Photos available
8.8
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46 reviews
8.8
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46 reviews
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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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1414 Photos available
8.5
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1 review
8.5
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Well, The Canyons is really just an apartment building with community activities, more than a senior facility. That's great if, like me, that's what you need. The senior residents love that there are people...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Canyons introduces an entirely new way to live. It’s an entirely accessible, urban and modern apartment community in the heart of North Portland, Oregon — with a concierge and COVID-19 safety features designed right into the building. Perfect for active adults, anyone with limited mobility...
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1010 Photos available
8.1
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14 reviews
8.1
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14 reviews
5 star
51%
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I would say that it was a lovely place for mom to live but that they are woefully unprepared to deal with anyone with dementia who is uncooperative, in denial, and occasionally loud.
Provides: Assisted 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.
Arcadia Senior Living is a locally owned and operated assisted living community focused on personalized care, purposeful living, and happy residents. Our team of healthcare professionals determines a care plan for each person, which is personalized to meet each resident’s unique needs. We...
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1919 Photos available
8.0
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2 reviews
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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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11 Photo available
8.0
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2 reviews
8.0
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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.
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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Photo of Hazelwood Community Apartments
2020 Photos available
8.0
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30 reviews
8.0
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30 reviews
5 star
49%
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It's a great place. I would recommend to others. We picked this community because of the price, and it was the only one available.
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Are you looking to become part of an Affordable thriving, active community full of opportunities to bring new meaning to your lifestyle? Income Restrictions ApplyThe Hazelwood Community Apartments is a vibrant community in NE Portland that offers independent living for people with disabilities...
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66 Photos available
8.0
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4 reviews
8.0
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4 reviews
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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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Photo of Better Living Residential Care
77 Photos available
8.0
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1 review
8.0
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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
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.
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Photo of The Lofts by CogirCommunity card badge
1515 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.9
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56 reviews
9.9
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56 reviews
5 star
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It's a great place and better than I expected. We picked this community because of the price, professional staff, health practices, and quality living space.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Photo of Creekside Village
2222 Photos available
9.8
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43 reviews
9.8
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43 reviews
5 star
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Overall experience has been great. We looked at approximately a dozen places, and this definitely was the best choice. Very clean. All apartments are cleaned once a week. This is one of the strongest...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Creekside Village is an Independent Senior Retirement Community for residents 55 years of age and older located close to Portland in central Beaverton, Oregon. Since 1985, our staff has provided residents with wonderful amenities. We have spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, community and...
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1010 Photos available
9.8
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48 reviews
9.8
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48 reviews
5 star
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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
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.
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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Photo of Trustwell Living at Kent PlaceCommunity card badge
88 Photos available
9.8
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57 reviews
9.8
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57 reviews
5 star
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I appreciate the cleanliness and appearance. It's a warm, cheery facility that is aforadable. The staff is very kind and understanding.
Provides: Assisted 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.
At Trustwell Living at Kent Place, our senior living community, you will find laughter, a homelike environment, and quality care. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and...
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Photo of Vancouver Pointe
1515 Photos available
1818 Floor plans available
9.7
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28 reviews
9.7
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28 reviews
5 star
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Staff and residents at Vancouver Pointe are all very friendly and helpful when needed. The apartments and amenities offered are very nice. Full kitchen is a plus and you don't find at all facilities that...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Historic Vancouver Washington sits on the North Bank of the Columbia River; lots of small town charm with the resources of a vibrant metropolitan area. Vancouver Point is conveniently located on a quiet secluded Avenue near SR500 and Andresen Road only about a mile from Van Mall shopping area....
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Photo of Truewood by Merrill, Vancouver
99 Photos available
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36 reviews
9.6
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36 reviews
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Facility is so nice, clean, staff is great, food is good, move in was great no issues. I would recommend it to others. It's a great place, my dad is so happy living there!
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Truewood by Merrill, Vancouver provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Nestled within beautifully landscaped grounds in a peaceful corner of Vancouver, Washington, you'll love the tasteful elegance of our facilities while enjoying all the convenience of the nearby...
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1616 Photos available
9.6
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80 reviews
9.6
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80 reviews
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We have found Royalton to be a very good balance between expense and service. The staff has been wonderful and really seem to care about the residents. The food appears to be fine, and the overall values is...
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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9.5
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53 reviews
9.5
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53 reviews
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Our loved one is not in care, but staff is helpful and kind. We would give the meals a 4+, Mom loves the meals and the environment of the restaurant. Her husband is not impressed, but he is a picky eater....
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 Nile Living, locally owned and operated in the Pacific Northwest. At Van Mall we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, resort-style...
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9.4
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55 reviews
9.4
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55 reviews
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The facilities are are spacious and well maintained. The staff and residents are friendly and go out their to make you feel welcomed and solve problems. I have been recommending Glenwood Place to family and...
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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77 Photos available
9.3
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43 reviews
9.3
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43 reviews
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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
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.
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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1212 Photos available
1111 Floor plans available
9.2
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50 reviews
9.2
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50 reviews
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I would let people know that you have to private pay for 3 years which seems like a long time when there is other facilities that are less. What I liked is that all their beds are licensed for assisted...
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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9.1
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37 reviews
9.1
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37 reviews
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It was a great experience for our family. My dad originally wanted to go home to his house, but soon came to call Cogir home. The staff was helpful and offered positive support through this transition in our...
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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99 Photos available
9.0
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9.0
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13 reviews
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I’ve lived at Glenmoore for years and I love it. There’s no buy in and no pet fee. The managers live here, and there are 2 of them available 24 hours a day. We are just off Sunnyside, so it’s residential but...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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1010 Photos available
9.0
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69 reviews
9.0
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69 reviews
5 star
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Everyone and everything has contributed to use having a great experience with this community and based on the experience we would recommend Holiday Edgewood to other families who may need a place for their...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Edgewood Downs is located in Beaverton, OR and offers independent living, encouraging seniors to live life on their terms. As part of Holiday Retirement, we have 48 years of experience serving Seniors. Guests enjoy the chef-prepared meals and purposeful programs offered daily. The services...
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How we rank order the Portland community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Portland community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

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  • Availability of recent, high-quality reviews
  • The amount of detailed community information available

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Costs of independent living in the Portland, Oregon, area

On average, independent living communities in our Portland partner network cost around $3,982 each month.[01] Note that this number includes associated fees and service add-ons that real residents paid in the past twelve months. Additional fees you might encounter in independent living communities may include one-time admission fees, such as community fees. These one-time community fees averaged $2,500 in 2022-2023.

Communities may also have additional monthly fees for add-on services like the following:

  • Lodging upgrades, such as extra bedrooms or detached cottages
  • Parking on-site, costing between $20 to $60 monthly
  • Pet fees, falling anywhere between $50 to $500 monthly
  • A second person moving in, with costs ranging between $585 and $750

Note that some seniors report flexible pricing in reviews among Portland communities.

Is Portland an affordable place to live?

Overall, costs of living in Portland are 24% higher than the national average. While Oregon doesn’t have sales tax and Washington doesn’t tax pension incomes, housing in Portland is 62% higher than the national average.[02]

The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that of the retirees aged 60+ in the Portland metropolitan area:

  • 70% are bringing in an annual Social Security income of around $22,000
  • 49% are bringing in an annual retirement income at a mean of $36,000[03]

Given that, it helps to go into independent living knowing how your state taxes this income. One benefit for seniors on both sides of the state line is that neither Oregon nor Washington tax Social Security benefits. Many seniors choose to live in the Portland suburb of Vancouver, Washington, which has more independent living facilities, better tax benefits for retirees, and an overall cost of living at only 4% higher than the national average. In fact, Vancouver housing is 2% lower than the national average housing cost.[04]

Here are some differences between senior taxation in Oregon and Washington:

  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts. The state of Oregon taxes retirement account withdrawals. However, Washington state does not tax retirement account withdrawals.
  • Public and private pension income. Pension incomes are partially taxed in Oregon. As mentioned previously, pension incomes are not taxed in Washington.[05,06]

Baseline costs across the area

The following numbers indicate average baseline costs in the surrounding Portland independent living communities. Please note that add-on expenses aren’t included in the numbers below. The figures are meant to help you compare local area costs.

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

Portland, OR
$4,169/mo

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

Portland, OR
$4,169/mo
$4,176/mo
U.S. national average
$3,979/mo

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

$5,058/mo
Independent Living
$4,169/mo

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

Semi-Private
$5,759/mo
Studio
$4,585/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,673/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,765/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,238/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Portland over time

Portland, OROR stateNational

What families are saying about independent living in Portland

Recent reviews for independent living in Portland

Clearwater Springs Assisted Living in Vancouver, WA

5.0
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.

The Heights at Columbia Knoll in Portland, OR

4.0
I have lived here at The Heights at Columbia Knoll for almost two months, and I am still getting acclimated. Unfortunately my husband passed away shortly after I got settled in, so I have been somewhat keeping to myself and not able to get to know the facility too well, but my overall ...
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SpringRidge at Charbonneau in Wilsonville, OR

4.1
The residents are terrific as well as the staff that work there. Some of the restaurant processes are less than optimal. Could be better coordinated. The community feel is great for my mom. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend SpringRidge at Charbonneau to other ...
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How people pay for independent living in Portland, Oregon

Most seniors pay for independent living through a variety of public and private funding sources, the same way they might pay for monthly rent or mortgages. This section includes private pay tips and information on veterans benefits to help pay for independent living. We also include tips on navigating the Oregon and Washington Medicaid and Medicare programs to help pay for senior health care services.

Private pay methods for Portland senior living

Private payment methods Portland seniors often use to cover their independent living costs include income like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Depending on your resources, the following options may also be available:

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VA benefits for independent living in Portland

A VA pension and other VA benefits can provide monthly income to eligible senior veterans or their surviving spouses. This income can be used toward the costs of independent living and in-home care.

The veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is a generous pension addition you might also be eligible for as a disabled veteran or surviving spouse. This benefit can be used toward anything that improves a veteran’s quality of life, like living in an independent living community.

Navigating veterans benefits with expert help

Applying for veterans benefits can be a long and difficult process. Without advocacy, your claim may be denied. Because of this, many local Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) have veteran service officers available to help you get the benefits you’re entitled to and even appeal denied claims. Because of COVID-19, offices may or may not have walk-in services available. Many offer phone appointments instead.

Nonprofit organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion have service officers available to advocate for veterans filing claims. Other local organizations, such as the National Association for Black Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) also offer veteran service officers to help Black or disabled veterans access their benefits in Portland.

Residents also have access to numerous veterans helplines for quick, helpful information right over the phone. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to connect you to Portland VSOs, veterans services by county, benefits guides, and more.

26312

Number of veterans who live in Portland

Percentage of Portland veterans who are 55+

Resources for Portland, Oregon, veterans

Veterans service offices 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

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

Other local veterans assistance
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 independent living

In Oregon, Medicaid — a state- and federally-funded health insurance program — is offered through the Oregon Health Plan. Meanwhile, seniors on the Washington side receive their Medicaid benefits through Apple Health. While Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of room and board in independent living communities, both Medicaid programs can help cover in-home health care services if they’re medically necessary for you. Eligibility varies depending on which side of the state line you’re on, but typically requires seniors meet these types of qualifications:

  • Be 65+ years old
  • Have a disability
  • Meet low-income requirements
Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Through OHP, you may be eligible for the following services:[08]

  • Home health care overseen by a registered nurse or health aide
  • Therapies, such as physical, occupational, or speech-language pathology
  • Respite care for caregivers
  • Medically necessary equipment, such as wheelchairs or oxygen equipment

Navigating Medicaid eligibility and enrollment can be a bit confusing. Oregon has Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) that work with OHP as an all-in-one resource for patients. They can help you with your health care questions, appointments, and navigation through the health care systems in Oregon. To help secure your Medicaid benefits or access advocacy, an OHP ombudsman is available for Oregon residents.

Oregon also has the following fantastic services to help guide Portland seniors through the process:

  • The Community Services and Supports Unit (CSSU). This is Oregon’s Area Agency on Aging. They can help connect you to the most pertinent services by location.
  • The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC). This organization offers free services, such as OHP navigation, and resources for seniors and people with disabilities.
Home and community based services (HCBS) waivers for Portland seniors

Portland seniors on the Washington side may be eligible for the Community Protection Waiver, if they meet criteria including but not limited to the following:

This waiver helps Washington residents stay in their home of choice instead of an institutional setting. This helps in the event of needing assistance such as the following:

  • Round-the-clock care
  • Assistive technology
  • Skilled nursing
  • Specialized supplies or equipment
  • Therapies

Oregon residents over 65 or with a disability may also have access to HCBS waivers. These are distributed through the Oregon Department of Human Services. For more information, contact the department by email.

Apple Health for Washington seniors

Seniors on the Washington side of the Portland suburbs receive Medicaid benefits through Apple Health. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you may be eligible for these Apple Health services:[09]

  • In-home care
  • Payment support for Medicare premiums and health care costs
  • Prescription medications
  • Medically necessary lab services
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments as needed

For questions about Apple Health and related waivers, here are some additional ways to get answers:

Portland resident Medicaid resources

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) — Oregon Medicaid

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

Washington Area Agency 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 coverage for independent living in Portland

Medicare is the designated federal health insurance program for seniors over age 65. Medicare doesn’t cover costs of independent living, but may cover medically necessary health care services.

Medicare plans include the following parts:

  • Medicare Parts A and B, or Original Medicare. This is the basic Medicare plan. Part A covers skilled nursing, hospital stays, and lab tests. Part B covers home health and doctors’ office visits.
  • Medicare Advantage or Part C. Medicare Advantage plans are offered through private insurance companies. Fewer health care providers may take these plans, but these plans do typically cover prescription drugs in addition to everything that Original Medicare provides.
  • Medicare Part D. This is often added to Original Medicare and offers additional prescription drug coverage.
  • Medigap. This is a supplemental insurance plan with extra coverage for those with Medicare A and B. Medigap plans provide assistance with copays and overseas medical coverage, to name a few.

Seniors with AIDS or HIV may be eligible for additional pharmaceutical assistance through either Oregon’s CareAssist program or Washington’s Early Intervention program. Medicare Savings Programs are available to Oregon seniors with Medicare Part A whose income falls within a certain limit. These programs may cover some of a senior’s Medicare premium.

Oregon has three Medicare programs. You can apply for Medicare savings programs online and see which best fits your needs.[10] Oregon and Washington both offer PACE services, which stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE is a Medicare program with a Medicaid service option. It’s designed to bridge some of the gaps in Medicare Parts A-D. You can explore further details on the state websites in the resources below.

PACE coverage might cover the following health care costs:

  • Primary care expenses
  • Medically necessary prescription drugs
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Numerous therapies

To apply for Medicare online, visit the Social Security Administration application website. Contact Portland’s Social Security Administration office or connect with the long-term care ombudsman for your county for assistance with Medicare benefits and Medicare Savings Programs. In addition to Medicare benefits, the local ombudsman can help residents know their rights and serve as a source of further advocacy for seniors.

In Oregon, seniors also have access to Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (also known as SHIBA). Washington residents have access to a similar program called the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (also SHIBA), which serves residents in the same capacity as Oregon’s version. In both states, SHIBA is a network of volunteers, trained and dedicated to educate and advocate for Oregonians and Washingtonians who have or 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.

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Understand Oregon and Washington laws and regulations for independent living communities

Of the 27 independent living communities in the Portland metro, nine offer assisted living in addition to independent living. Seven offer assisted living and memory care in addition to independent living and 11 offer independent living only.

If an independent living community offers assisted living and/or memory care, they may be subject to regulations for assisted living facilities. Such communities are licensed and regulated by either Oregon’s Community-Based Care team or Washington’s Residential Care Services team, depending on where in the metropolitan area that community is located. Note that the extra regulations may only apply to a facility’s assisted living or memory care wings. If a community offers independent living only, they may only have the local standard apartment regulations.

Regulations in multicare facilities

If an independent living community offers assisted living and memory care services, Community-Based Care and/or Residential Care Services regulate the care that independent living facilities are providing in assisted living or memory care wings. This is to ensure that independent living residents are legally protected from potential mistreatment or neglect.

These rules state that higher-care wings are required to comply with regulations, including but not limited to the following:[11]

  • Facility management and caretakers may not neglect, financially exploit, or abuse residents verbally, mentally, sexually, or physically.
  • Facility management must provide homelike, safe living environment.
  • Facilities must have 24-hour awake staff if residents with dementia are present.
  • Care providers must observe residents for and report changes in overall functioning if the facility is providing care services.

Additionally, residents in independent living have the following rights, according to these same regulations:

  • Residents in independent living should be informed of available care options by their assigned caretakers, and residents should be given the opportunity to select or refuse service, accepting responsibility for the consequences.
  • Residents have freedom from retaliation after exercising their lawful rights.[12]

Regulations in stand-alone independent living facilities

In independent living communities without assisted living, more general regulations might apply, like the following:

  • Landlords or owners must provide waterproof and weatherproof facilities.
  • Owners must keep residences pest-free.
  • Residents must be provided with hot and cold water that’s safe to drink.
  • Heating and air conditioning must be available.
  • Electrical equipment must be properly installed.
  • Appliances provided must be in good working order.
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must function properly.[13,14]

Under these regulations, there are also certain rules that tenants have to follow. These include things like keeping your home sanitary and not disturbing the neighbors.

Residential and disability rights in Portland

Under Oregon and Washington law, tenants’ rights protect them against potentially unsafe or unfair conditions. This means that units should meet the following standards, to name a few:

  • Landlords cannot discriminate against tenants based on age, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, creed, race, disability status, or immigration status.
  • Buildings must be kept up to code by the landlord, with needed repairs made in a timely manner.
  • Landlords must act in accordance with rent raise limitations. For example, they may not be able to raise the rent within the first year or over 10% of your income.
  • Landlords must abide by ADA requirements as needed.

These rights are enforced in Portland by Building and Development Services (BDS); concerns of violations or complaints can be directed to their email address or helpline.

For seniors with disabilities, ADA requirements might include the following:

  • Landlords must consider disability income payment dates when crafting a payment schedule.
  • Landlords must assign an easy-entry parking spot to the dwelling.
  • Landlords must allow reasonable modifications to a residential dwelling, which might include specialized smoke detectors, widened doorways, or wheelchair ramps, to name a few.
  • Landlords must allow a service animal to live in the residence, even if there’s a no-pet policy in place.

These rights are protected by the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504.

BDS Property Compliance
Phone: 503-823-2633
Email: codec@portlandoregon.gov

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 independent living communities

In Oregon, long-term care facilities, such as independent living communities, are now required to develop COVID-19 vaccine maintenance programs following completion of statewide vaccine clinics. Additionally, indoor visitation is allowed with some limitations, so long as visitors adhere to the COVID-19 prevention protocols below.[15] Be sure to contact your prospective facility to determine if visitation is allowed.

In Washington, residents or visitors may be required to report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.[16] You can find the list of notifiable conditions at the Washington Department of Health website.

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Vaccinations. Long-term care facilities must develop a vaccine maintenance program to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Masking. Residents and visitors alike must wear masks when a resident is receiving company from outside of the independent living community.

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Social distancing. Residents and visitors must maintain 6 feet of distance during external visitation.

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Quarantining. Indoor visitation may be limited if a resident is in quarantine, regardless of vaccination status.

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Reporting. In Washington, you must report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to your local health jurisdiction and to the Residential Care Services Complaint Resolution Unit (CRU).

What to expect from independent living in Portland

The Portland metropolitan area is buzzing with life, charm, and endless things to do in the city’s lovely, rainforest locale. A common theme throughout our partner network of independent living facilities is the effort to create a tranquil, homelike place to land amid everything there is to do and enjoy in the city.

While some independent living facilities aim for a bright and airy indoor environment, others lean more toward coziness and warmth. Common spaces feature elements of the surrounding area, such as rustic wood detailing and botanic greenery. From outdoor gardens and walking paths to indoor residences and common areas, there’s an eye for the small details that make a house feel like a home.

Interest-centered, active lifestyles

Independent living facilities in the area may create robust activity schedules, with plenty of things for residents to do. Throughout our partner communities in the Portland metro, there’s an undeniable sense of personalization in these efforts. Residents are offered innovative, interest-centered programming and wellness programs. Programs are designed to help seniors explore new or long-enjoyed hobbies, skills, and entertainment.

Of our partner Portland-metro independent living facilities, these were the most common offerings:

  • 77% of communities host gardening clubs, and 70% have raised garden beds for residents to cultivate their own gardens.
  • 92% offer devotional activities on-site for those wanting to practice their faith.
  • 85% of facilities offer educational speakers and life-long learning opportunities for those wanting to exercise their minds.
  • 92% of independent living communities offer art classes and creative enrichment opportunities, while 66% feature a dedicated arts and crafts center.
  • 85% of communities host regular live music, dance, or theater performances.
  • 74% of partner communities offer happy hours, and 63% feature wine tastings for the sommelier at heart.

Practical and convenient lodgings

Residents in Portland independent living communities love the standard amenities that come in their personal lodgings. Many love the full kitchens present in 70% of independent living communities. Among our partnering facilities, 85% also feature air conditioning in addition to heating elements, readying any abode for cold snaps or heat waves.

For those needing additional accessibility measures, most facilities have accessible showers and ground floor units for easy navigation. Of course, independent living communities are required to make needed modifications according to ADA guidelines. However, in 85% of Portland communities, they’ve anticipated the need and delivered accessible accommodations in advance.

Thoughtful care

The independent living lifestyle in Portland offers a higher quality of life with lower maintenance and hassle. As such, you’ll find thoughtful details in everything from the care offered to the meal planning and the services available to residents.

For on-site care, most facilities employ 24-hour staff that are available in case of emergencies. Everything from massage therapy to on-site nursing is offered in some facilities, though these care types vary greatly, and it’s always a good idea to check with prospective communities to see if they offer the specific services you’re seeking.

Facility menus prioritize healthy, seasonal favorites for residents, based on local availability and time-tested resident favorites. Of the food options available, these options were most common:

  • Around 78% of independent living facilities have a professional chef.
  • About 63% of communities offer vegetarian fare, while 44% offer vegan options.
  • Approximately 48% of Portland facilities provide gluten-free options.

For those who prefer to stay in or cook from the comfort of their own apartments, 78% offer room service and 63% of facilities provide grocery shopping and errands services.

Portland independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Portland independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Portland, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Portland independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Portland partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
10.1%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
38%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
33.3%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
36.4%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
7.8%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Portland independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Portland communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
35.7%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
42.6%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
33.3%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
20.2%
16.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Portland independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Portland offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Portland, ORNational
Activity director
Activity director
50.4%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
29.5%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
31%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
43.4%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
47.3%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
52.7%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
45%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
33.3%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
40.3%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
46.5%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
47.3%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
30.2%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
34.1%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
44.2%
45.3%
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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 earnings for Portland seniors 60 and older

Health care for seniors in Portland

In Portland, seniors benefit from a wealth of excellent health care options. You’ll find some of the top rated hospital systems in the Portland metro area below.

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Oregon Health and Science University (OSHU) Hospital

Nationally ranked in six specialties, OHSU hospital is ranked No. 1 in Portland. The hospital is especially high performing in senior health procedures, such as heart conditions, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Ranked second in Portland, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center earns high ranks in neurology and cancer procedures.

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Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Third in Portland, Kaiser Permanente ranks highly in gastroenterology procedures and diabetes care.

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Transportation for seniors in Portland

In Portland, 92% of independent living facilities offer complimentary transportation options, while 48% offer transportation at cost. Meanwhile, 81% of independent living communities are strategically located near Portland’s plentiful public transportation options, which include the following:[01]

  • Light rail system. This Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail can be accessed through TriMet, the city’s primary hub for public transportation. The MAX offers 60 miles of track and nearly 100 stops to serve Portland residents navigating the city. The MAX also offers reduced fares for seniors 65+ along with robust accessibility measures. You can review their accessibility features on their website.
  • TriMet bus transportation. An excellent way to get from Portland to cities in the surrounding Pacific Northwest area, Portland’s bus system stops in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Portland has 80+ bus lines servicing the metro area via the TriMet bus system.
  • Streetcar. The United States’ first modern streetcar, the Portland streetcar, still offers affordable transportation throughout the city to the most popular stops in town.
  • Bicycles. Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities on the planet. As such, the city offers residents extensive bike rental options and bike lanes. Adaptive Biketown also offers options to increase cycling access for people with disabilities.

Portland has an excellent reputation for thoughtful, effective transportation solutions along with a walk-friendly and bike-friendly infrastructure. The scores below are ranked from zero to 100, portraying Portland as one of the West Coast’s most accessible cities.

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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

No fewer than 89% of Portland independent living facilities employ an activity director, so dull moments should be hard to come by for independent living residents. Even so, sometimes it’s just nice to get out and about on your own terms. With the metro’s neighboring national parks and its endless offerings for city adventures on a rainy day, there’s always something to do in Portland.

Shopping in Portland

Local neighborhoods, such as the Pearl District or Hawthorne Boulevard, take shoppers from quaint boutiques to excellent food and beyond. Nationally recognized for its famous offerings, Portland’s open-air arts and crafts market celebrates small businesses at the Portland Saturday Market each weekend. Reading enthusiasts are sure to love Powell’s, a nationally-recognized bookstore celebrated for its fabulous collection of new, used, and rare books.

Things to do with friends

Portland offers residents many fabulous senior centers by location and common interest. Multnomah County offers a comprehensive list of district senior centers, which provide services such as the following:

  • Options counseling, helping you plan for the future
  • Connection to local services, such as housekeeping and grocery shopping
  • Recreational activities, such as dancing and intergenerational game time

Additionally, on the Washington side of Portland’s suburbs, you can find some fantastic 50+ recreational activities through Vancouver’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services website. Marshall and Luepke Community Center in Vancouver also features a computer lab and lending library, in addition to dancing and community presentations for seniors.

Things to do with family

Portland undeniably has plenty of attractions to delight all ages. For wildlife adventurers, try the nearby Oregon Zoo. Featuring numerous exhibits from all around the world, this is a great place to take visiting family and grandkids. Additionally, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is another excellent weekend retreat. Featuring regular events and shows to spark curiosity, the museum aims to educate the public on the scientific wonders this world has to offer.

Natural getaways near downtown

Portland is situated among a wealth of stunning national parks and ecological wonders. Portland residents of all ages often spend their weekends traversing the neighboring national parks, which include the following:

Closer to home, you can spend a tranquil afternoon in the Portland Japanese Garden. The floral and artistic explorations therein offer a serene getaway for when you’re craving a moment of peace and beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lofts by Cogir, Creekside Village and Canfield Place are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Portland, OR. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Portland is $4,169 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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