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

9836 N. Clarendon Ave. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 05, 2020.

Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, there are deals to be had. So what does the low-end pricing on a rental in Portland look like these days — and what might you get for the price?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments in Portland via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded 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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1010 N.W. 17th Ave.

Photo: Zumper

Listed at $925/month, this 350-square-foot studio apartment, located at 1010 N.W. 17th Ave. in Northwest, is 21.5% less than the median rent for a studio in Portland, which is currently estimated at around $1,179/month.

Amenities offered in the building include on-site laundry. The apartment has central heating and hardwood flooring. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. Be prepared for a $750 security deposit.

Per Walk Score ratings, the area around this address is a "walker's paradise," is great for biking and has excellent transit.

(See the complete listing here.)

12520 S.E. Stark St.

Photo: Zumper

Here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 12520 S.E. Stark St. in Mill Park, which is going for $980/month.

Amenities offered in the building include on-site laundry. The apartment has central heating. Cats and dogs are allowed. Be prepared for a $300 pet deposit and a $40 application fee.

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

(See the full listing here.)

9836 N. Clarendon Ave.

Photo: Zumper

Finally, there's this apartment with 462-square-foot one bedroom and one bathroom at 9836 N. Clarendon Ave. in Portsmouth, listed at $995/month.

In the unit, the listing promises stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher and a renovated kitchen. Building amenities include assigned parking. Cats and dogs are not welcome. Expect a $50 application fee.

According to Walk Score, this location is car-dependent, is very bikeable and has some transit options.

(See the listing here.)


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, if you’re an agent or a broker, read on for real estate marketing ideas to promote your local listing.

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