Portland Oregon offers a variety of attractive condo living options. The choices include downtown and South Waterfront Highrises, as well as low and mid-rise buildings just outside of downtown and adjacent to the Metro commuter light rail lines.
The cities highrise condos enjoy many beautiful vistas of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens as well as the many bridges that span the Willamette & Columbia rivers. The tallest building in the City is the Wells Fargo Center built in 1972(1), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a residential building with a view. Currently, the tallest all-residential building is the John Ross Tower built in 2007, which is part of the newly developed South Waterfront project and located just south of Downtown.
If you are looking for the more urban experience, then the neighborhoods you will want to check out are Downtown Portland and the Pearl District. These areas enjoy high walk-ability with lots of restaurants, cafes, and art galleries to tour. There are also a number of farmers markets to explore and the beautiful Tom McCall waterfront park to enjoy.
On the other hand, if you would prefer a more low-key atmosphere and more historic buildings then you will want to check out the condo options in Northwest Portland. This area also enjoys a vibrant commercial district on