Portland Real Estate 2014

Portland Monthly Real Estate Cover 2014


Distressed properties refers to the percentage of total homes sold that were short sales and bank-owned properties. Median gross rent indicates median rent plus estimated cost of utilities. Violent crime is defined as rape, arson, homicide, robbery, and aggravated assault. Crimes per 1,000 figures are based on reported incidents of violent crime as well as larceny (theft), burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Neighborhoods Portland neighborhood boundaries represent the records maintained as of January 2014. Neighborhood boundary conflicts were resolved for statistical purposes only. Due to overlap between certain neighborhoods, boundary definitions may vary occasionally across categories. Unclaimed sections of Multnomah County were excluded.

Real Estate 2013 data was provided by the Regional Multiple Listing Service and analysis by the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research at Portland State University’s Department of Geography. All figures were rounded for legibility.

People Data provided by the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, released December 2013. The ACS data are estimates only, and accuracy varies by attribute.

Crime Data provided by the Portland Police Bureau. Many factors can influence the crimes-per-1,000 calculation and can complicate meaningful comparisons between neighborhoods. Because the rates are based on residential population data, for instance, the large workforce in areas like downtown and Hayden Island can distort the rates in those areas. 

Parks  Data provided by Metro and the respective city parks departments.

Transit  Data provided by TriMet. Suburban transit information was self-reported and may contain varying standards of classification.

Access to Parks & Recreation Score  Data provided by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Scores are on a scale of 1 to 100 and rate residents’ access to public parks, green space, community centers, pools, playgrounds, athletic fields, and tennis courts.

Walk Score  Data provided by Walkscore.com. Score reflects, on a scale of 1 to 100, how easy it is to live in a neighborhood without a car, based on the number of nearby amenities like grocery stores. In cases where a citywide average was not available, scores for the city center were used.

Special thanks to David Banis  and Christine Rutan of PSU’s Center for Spatial Analysis and Research