Boise used to have a bad reputation 20 years ago, but has since blossomed into an up-and-coming, hip neighborhood for young professionals. A recent census showed that 78 percent of its residents are 25-35 year old singles, so if you’re looking to live in a youthful community, Boise is a fantastic option. The neighborhood is convenient to many other Portland highlights, including Concordia, Downtown Portland, and other “close-in” neighborhoods. If you regularly commute to downtown for work and/or play, but don’t want to live in the middle of it all, then Boise is perfect for you. It is only 25 minutes to downtown via bicycle. There are a number of different restaurants, cafes, and even some recording studios in the area. The annual Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is also thrown every year, a festival that exhibits a number of amateur performing artists and shops in the area.
Welcome to the December 2023 Portland Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the December 2023 key findings and figures for the Portland rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Portland and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Portland average rent prices in the chart below.
Portland rent prices decreased over the last month. From November to December, the city experienced a -2.06% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Portland one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,522.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Portland experienced a -4.55% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Portland two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,950.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Portland over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the Portland suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Gresham, OR, Tigard, OR, Wilsonville, OR, Lake Oswego, OR .
Rent decreased in Vancouver, WA, Beaverton, OR, Hillsboro, OR.
5 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Portland.
2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Portland.
Rent growth in Portland over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Portland average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Portland one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
For more information about Portland and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR December||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR December||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Lake Oswego, OR||$1,689.0||0.12%||$1,945.0||-0.61%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.