Our Annual Quick Reference Guide To 122 Neighborhoods and Suburbs

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Map Legend: Change in Median Home Price Over 1 Year

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Neighborhoods  Portland neighborhood boundaries represent the records maintained as of January 2015. Neighborhood boundary conflicts were resolved for statistical purposes only. Due to overlap between certain neighborhoods, boundary definitions may vary occasionally across categories. Unclaimed sections of Multnomah County were excluded. 

Real estate  2014 data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service with analysis by the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research at Portland State University’s Department of Geography. All figures were rounded for legibility.

People  Data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, released December 2014. The ACS data (including median rent figures) are estimates only and accuracy varies by attribute.

Median rent  Calculated from all renter-occupied units, median rent is not adjusted for unit size or number of occupants. Figure includes estimated monthly utility and fuel costs.

Crime  Portland 2014 data from the Portland Police Bureau; suburban data is sourced from 2013 FBI records. Nonviolent crime includes burglary, larceny (theft), theft from vehicle, and vehicle theft. Violent crime is defined as rape, arson, homicide, robbery, and aggravated assault. Crimes per 1,000 figures are based on reported incidents of violent crime as well as larceny, burglary, and vehicle theft. Many factors can influence the crimes-per-1,000 figure and can sometimes complicate meaningful neighborhood comparisons. Because the rates are based on residential population data, for instance, large nonresident workforces in areas like downtown and the Pearl District can distort associated crime rates. 

Parks  Data from Metro (2014 or most recently available) as well as respective city parks departments. 

Transit  Portland 2014 data from TriMet. Suburban transit information was sourced from TriMet as well as individual cities and may contain varying standards of classification. 

Minutes by car to downtown  Google Maps estimate, based on non–rush hour conditions, from a central neighborhood/suburb to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Walk score  2014 data from Score reflects, on a scale of 1 to 100, how easy it is to live in a neighborhood without a car or bike, based on the number of nearby amenities like sidewalks and grocery stores. 

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Special thanks to David Banis and Quentin Clark of Portland State University’s Center for Spatial Analysis and Research. Suburbs research assistance from Mary Stutzman.