Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA




The Portland metro is an excellent location to think about buying a house if you like cosmopolitan living, shopping, and great restaurants.




Polls, Rankings and Lists
#5 America's 50 Best Cities - Bloomberg - September 2012
#16 America's Best Cities for Barbecue - Travel + Leisure - May 2014
#96 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013
#6 Best Airports for Food and Drink - Thrillist - November 2014
#35 NAHB / Wells Fargo Least Affordable Housing - November 2014
#2 The Ten Best Cities for Coffee Snobs - Redfin - September 2014
#5 Twelve Awesome Foodie Cities - .Mic - November 2014
#12 Top Twenty Cities to Shop Local for the Holidays -Yelp - November 2014
#15 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Small Businesses - Nerdwallet - November 2014
#12 Fifteen Top Cities for Single Women - DatingAdvice.com - December 2014
#9 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - May 2016
#10 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - February 2016
#14 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - November 2015

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About the state of Oregon
Oregon is a blue state, going for Kerry, Obama, and Obama in the last three presidential elections. Oregon is not a right to work state. The current governor of Oregon is a Democrat. Compared to other states, Oregon has moderate income taxes, low sales taxes, and low property taxes.