There are many reasons to choose to live or move to Portland. You may be moving to Portland to work for one of the big companies such as Intel, Nike, or Boeing, attend some of the best colleges in the country, or to enjoy the abundance of trails, mountains and the nature all around the city. While the cost of living is lower than other big cities like Seattle or San Francisco, you may still want to find a roommate or a shared housing to make living in Portland more feasible.
Finding good roommates 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 roommate.
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 will cost $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 a roommate. 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 ~$2,000 a month. Less expensive areas to rent include Irvington, Kerns and Southwest Hills. Here, 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 steps away from Portland and surrounded by an abundance of nature. Regardless of where you choose to live in the end, splitting the rent with a roommate can free up your budget for other things and make living in Portland more enjoyable.
Everyone is different, so finding the right roommate isn’t always that easy. But we can help with that. First step is to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. When we know more about you, our algorithm will match you with potential roommates who share the same lifestyle and preferences. Once signed up, you can interact with potential roommates who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and rooms for rent options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
We took the time to create the best roommate finder to easily and quickly find a great person to share a house or apartment with. When you start, we already present the top prospects for you. But, you can also narrow down the roommate and rooms for rent listings using the filters to better match your preferences. You can look through each profile of your top roommate prospect to see if they are what you’re looking for. When you find someone 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 roommate and can start planning moving in together.
If you’re ready to enjoy Portland’s outdoor lifestyle, great food and everything the city has to offer, start looking through the roommate search now. You’ll be able to see all the people in Portland who are looking for a roommate, or offering shared housing. We have tons of people who have already signed up, so it’s easy to find the right roommate no matter what you’re looking for. Finding the right roommate doesn’t need to be challenging. Take a look at Diggz now to find your new roommate.
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.