Life in Portland

Living in Portland Australia

Living in Portland Australia

Life in Portland

Welcome to Portland.  We know you are going to love living in Portland and have a great time if you are passing through.

Life in Portland

Life in Portland

Is Portland a good place to live?

Yes, Portland is a great place to live or visit.  Below our guide to Portland will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.

Visas required to live in Portland

If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Portland, you are going to need a visa to do so.  Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Portland.  Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.


If you are moving to Portland and want to find a job in Portland we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Portland for new arrivals.  Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.

Map of Portland

Weather in Portland


Hotels and Accommodation in Portland

There are all types of accommodation available in Portland.  The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save

This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.

Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.

The Society Hotel
376 reviews
Hotels, Hostels
203 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District
147 reviews
354 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
207 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces
1510 S Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201
The Hoxton – Portland
106 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces
15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel
100 reviews
5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Portland is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.

Accountants in Portland


Compass Tax Solutions
7 reviews
Tax Services, Bookkeepers, Accountants
Portland, OR 97281
Dark Horse CPAs
2 reviews
Tax Services, Accountants, Bookkeepers
29030 SW Town Center Lp E, Ste 202 Number 191, Wilsonville, OR 97070
All About Businesses
7 reviews
Bookkeepers, Payroll Services, Tax Services
205 SE Spokane St, Ste 300, Portland, OR 97202
Moore Tax Solutions
37 reviews
Tax Services
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Bartolme and Associates CPA
18 reviews
Accountants, Tax Services
825 NE 20th, Ste 320, Portland, OR 97232

Banks in Portland


Unitus Community Credit Union
30 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions, Mortgage Lenders
3355 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Consolidated Community Credit Union
30 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions, Mortgage Brokers
2021 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
First Republic Bank
17 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions, Investing, Financial Advising
947 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Chase Bank
1 review
Banks & Credit Unions
1610 SE Tolman St, Portland, OR 97202
Oregonians Credit Union
7 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions
7825 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203


Cafes in Portland


Proud Mary Coffee
682 reviews
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Juice Bars & Smoothies
2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Soro Soro Coffee & Dessert
294 reviews
Desserts, Coffee & Tea, Bakeries
2250 E Burnside St, Unit C, Portland, OR 97214
Bjorn Cafe
14 reviews
Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches, Beer Bar
1485 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
La Perlita
226 reviews
Coffee & Tea
5620 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Tin Shed Garden Cafe
1862 reviews
American (New), Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea
1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211


Carpet Cleaners in Portland


GT Carpet Cleaning
11 reviews
Carpet Cleaning, Home Cleaning, Lawn Services
1970 S Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA 98532
Janitorial Plus
46 reviews
Office Cleaning, Home Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning
Gresham, OR 97080
MGS Pro Cleaning Services
8 reviews
Home Cleaning, Window Washing, Carpet Cleaning
Portland, OR 97202
All American Cleaning Choice
19 reviews
Window Washing, Home Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning
Newberg, OR 97132
Rose City Cleaning
11 reviews
Home Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning
Portland, OR 97214

Dentists in Portland


Laurelwood Dental
136 reviews
General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentists, Cosmetic Dentists
2824 NE Wasco St, Ste 210, Portland, OR 97232
Wellness Dental
60 reviews
General Dentistry
907 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Bling Dental
147 reviews
Cosmetic Dentists, General Dentistry
926 NW 13th Ave, Ste 150, Portland, OR 97209
Laurelhurst Dentistry
106 reviews
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists
2520 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Friendly Smiles Dental Group
54 reviews
Cosmetic Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists
2505 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214


Doctors and Medical clinics in Portland


You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.

Baskin Clinic
27 reviews
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Concierge Medicine
2222 NW Lovejoy St, Ste 406, Portland, OR 97210
Dr. Shamim Matin
3 reviews
1030 NW 12th Ave, Ste 335, Portland, OR 97209
Aleksandra Giedwoyn, MD
5 reviews
Naturopathic/Holistic, Family Practice
736 SE 60th Ave, Heart of Mt Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Legacy Medical Group – Broadway
12 reviews
Internal Medicine
1600 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Hosseinion Family Medicine
7 reviews
Family Practice, Sports Medicine, Naturopathic/Holistic
1735 SE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Contact one of the Portland Electricians below


PDX Electric
73 reviews
Portland, OR 97224
West Coast Electric
29 reviews
Electricians, Lighting Fixtures & Equipment
1104 SE 181st Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683
Tice Electric
15 reviews
Electricians, Lighting Fixtures & Equipment
5405 N Lagoon Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Winner Electric Construction
66 reviews
Electricians, Lighting Fixtures & Equipment, Generator Installation/Repair
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Alameda Electric
206 reviews
3415 NE 44th, Portland, OR 97213


Hospitals in Portland


Randall Children’s Hospital
8 reviews
501 N Graham St, Ste 330A, Legacy Emanuel, Portland, OR 97227
Peter Kohler Pavilion
2 reviews
3251 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239
Providence Portland Medical Center
2 reviews
Medical Centers
507 NE 47th Ave, Portland, OR 97213
Bensimon Center for Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine
42 reviews
Medical Spas, Cosmetic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons
1200 NW Naito Pkwy, Ste 320, Portland, OR 97209


Mechanics in Portland


Alpine Auto Repair
5 reviews
Auto Repair
5840 Se 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Matrix Integrated – Downtown
72 reviews
Auto Repair
4000 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
FJC Import Auto Repair
2 reviews
Auto Repair
8945 SW Cashmur Ln, Portland, OR 97225
Atomic Auto Hybrid Repair
309 reviews
Auto Repair, Tires
610 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
ABA Auto Repair
139 reviews
Auto Repair, Oil Change Stations, Transmission Repair
26040 NW Evergreen Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Newspapers in Portland


The City Reader
2 reviews
Newspapers & Magazines
3050 SE Division St, D Street Village Lobby, Portland, OR 97202
Canby Herald
1 review
Print Media
241 N Grant St, Canby, OR 97013
Just Out
2 reviews
Print Media, Newspapers & Magazines
Portland, OR 97293
Oregon Public Broadcasting
28 reviews
Radio Stations, Television Stations
7140 SW MacAdam Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Gresham Outlook Newspaper
1 review
Print Media
1190 NE Division St, Gresham, OR 97030



Pest Control in Portland


EcoGuard Pest Management
50 reviews
Pest Control
750 SW 9th Ave, Ste 1104, Portland, OR 97205
Aspen Pest Control
140 reviews
Pest Control
12104 NE 95th St, Vancouver, WA 98682
PDX Pest Control
8 reviews
Pest Control
Beaverton, OR 97005
Aspen Pest Control
19 reviews
Pest Control
8305 SE Monterey Ave, Ste 220 Q, Happy Valley, OR 97086
Campbell Natural Pest Control
6 reviews
Pest Control
3308 N Missouri Ave, Unit B, Portland, OR 97227



Plumbers in Portland


Sutherland Plumbing
271 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair
Portland, OR 97078
Cornel’s Plumbing
142 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair, Excavation Services
5235 SW 153rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007
Everlast Plumbing
31 reviews
10715 NE Beech St, Portland, OR 97220
Charlie Hall Plumbing
53 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair
Portland, OR 97266
Service Plus Plumbing
81 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair
12035 NE Sumner St, Portland, OR 97220


Real Estate Agents in Portland 


Ross Seligman, Principal Real Estate Broker, Living Room Realty
45 reviews
Real Estate Agents
1636 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209
Alicia Dart – Soldera Properties, Inc
30 reviews
Real Estate Agents
535 3rd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Darcie Alexander – PDX Green Team
85 reviews
Real Estate Agents
2601 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
Hilary Bourassa – PDX Green Team
80 reviews
Real Estate Agents
2601 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232
The Eisenhauer Team
31 reviews
Real Estate Agents
1498 SE Tech Center Pl, Ste 290, Vancouver, WA 98683


Restaurants in Portland


The Observatory
2112 reviews
American (New), Lounges
8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
1614 reviews
Tapas Bars, Cocktail Bars
113 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
Screen Door Eastside
7908 reviews
Southern, Cajun/Creole, Breakfast & Brunch
2337 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
1131 reviews
Steakhouses, Wine Bars
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
18 reviews
548 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214

Schools in Portland


Franklin High School
1 review
Middle Schools & High Schools
5405 SE Woodward, Portland, OR 97206
Cedarwood Waldorf School
1 review
Elementary Schools, Waldorf Schools, Private Schools
3030 SW 2nd, Portland, OR 97201
The American Barista & Coffee Workshops
8 reviews
Specialty Schools
1028 SE Water Ave, Ste 275, Portland, OR 97214
International School of Portland
8 reviews
Language Schools, Elementary Schools, Preschools
2305 S Water Ave, Portland, OR 97201
The Catlin Gabel School
4 reviews
Elementary Schools, Middle Schools & High Schools, Preschools
8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225


Solicitors in Portland



Supermarkets in Portland 


World Foods
186 reviews
Grocery, Delis, Coffee & Tea
830 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
483 reviews
International Grocery
10500 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005
Lily Market Oriental Food & Gifts
126 reviews
International Grocery
11001 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220
Portland Farmers Market
453 reviews
Farmers Market
1803 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Cheese & Crack Snack Shop
475 reviews
Cheese Shops, American (New), Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
22 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Vets in Portland 


Buckman Veterinary Clinic
40 reviews
720 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital
263 reviews
Veterinarians, Pet Stores
2680 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
Mt Tabor Veterinary Care
109 reviews
4246 SE Belmont St, Ste 1, Portland, OR 97215
Wildwood Veterinary Clinic
33 reviews
3734 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital
43 reviews
6359 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239


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