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Renting in Portland: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

20 N.W. 16th Ave. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 01, 2020.

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in Portland are hovering around $1,350. But how does the low-end pricing on a Portland rental look these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find.

Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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20 N.W. 16th Ave.

Photo: Zumper

Listed at $895/month, this 252-square-foot studio apartment, located at 20 N.W. 16th Ave. in Northwest, is 24.7% less than the median rent for a studio in Portland, which is currently estimated at around $1,189/month.

Building amenities include bike storage space. In the apartment, expect a dishwasher and hardwood flooring. Good news for animal lovers: Both dogs and cats are welcome here. Expect a $50 application fee.

Walk Score indicates that the area around this address has excellent walkability, is convenient for biking and has excellent transit.

(See the complete listing here.)

4537 S.E. 65th Ave.

Photo: Zumper

Then there's this 400-square-foot studio apartment at 4537 S.E. 65th Ave. in Foster-Powell, also listed at $950/month.

The unit comes with high ceilings. Amenities offered in the building include secured entry. Animals are not allowed. Look out for a $40 application fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the area around this address is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and has some transit options.

(See the listing here.)

12520 S.E. Stark St.

Photo: Zumper

Finally, there's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, located at 12520 S.E. Stark St. in Mill Park and listed for $980/month.

Building amenities include on-site laundry. In the unit, anticipate central heating. Animals are not permitted. The listing specifies a $300 pet deposit and a $40 application fee.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is very walkable, is quite bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(Here's the listing.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, read on for five marketing tips for real estate agents to showcase local market expertise.

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