There are many reasons to choose to live or move to Portland. You might be moving to Portland to work for a big company such as Intel, Nike, or Boeing, or attend some of the best colleges in the nation, or to enjoy the abundance of trails, mountains and the nature that surround the city. While the cost of living is lower than other big cities in the region like Seattle or San Francisco, you may still want to find a room for rent with a roommate to make living in Portland more feasible.
Finding a room and a roommate can seem elusive and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. No matter if you’re looking for your new best friend, or someone to help pay the bills, we can help you find the perfect situation.
Portland has rent prices that are somewhat affordable and close to the national average, but you may still need to find a roommate to afford living there. An average studio in Portland costs $1,150 a month, compared to a 2-bedroom apartment that costs $1,695. Split by two, and your monthly rent can be less than $850 a month. This makes it well worth finding rooms for rent with roommates. Of course, where you decide to live in Portland will determine how low or high the rent will be. The most expensive areas to rent include The Pearl and Nob Hill – Northwest District, and Homestead. There, a two-bedroom house share will range between $2,500 to $3,000. In popular areas like Downtown Portland, Arlington Heights, Healy Heights and Hillside, the same sized apartment will cost around $2,000 a month. Less expensive areas to rent include Irvington, Kerns and Southwest Hills. Over there, the average rent for a two bedroom is around $1,450 per month.
There are also fantastic options to consider just outside of Portland such as Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Gresham and Vancouver. You can expect to save a couple of hundreds of dollars on rent (except for Hillsboro which is pricier) by living there, while still being nearby Portland and surrounded by an abundance of nature. Regardless of where you choose to live in the end, splitting the rent, and renting a room instead of an entire apartment can free up your budget for other things and make living in Portland more enjoyable.
Everyone is different, so finding the right place isn’t always that easy. But we can help with that. First step is to tell us a little about yourself. Start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, tell us about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. When we know more about you, our algorithm will match you with listings fitted to your lifestyle and preferences. Once signed up, you can inquire with relevant listings who we will present to you based on the best fit.
We took the time to create the platform to easily and quickly find a great rooms and people to share a house or apartment with. When you start, we already present the top listings for you. But, you can also narrow down the rooms for rent and roommate listings using the filters to better match your preferences. You can look through each of your top listings to see if they are what you’re looking for. When you find one that seems like a good fit, you can state your interest by sending them either a “like” or a message to introduce yourself. Before long, you’ll have found the perfect place and can start planning your move in.
If you’re ready to enjoy Portland’s outdoor lifestyle, great food and everything else it has to offer, start looking through our room rental search now. You’ll be able to see all the people in Portland who are looking are offering rooms for rent. We have tons of people who have already signed up and listed their spare rooms, so it’s easy to find the right spot no matter what you’re looking for. Finding the right room plus a roommate doesn’t need to be challenging. Take a look at Diggz now to find your new home.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.