About the Portland Local Directory

From natural beauty of northern Oregon to the bustling and very livable metro area, Portland is an attractive place to live, visit or retire to. The area has a variety of neighborhoods and housing choices both for older adults, families and young professionals although housing prices reflect the desirability of west coast of the United States.

Though Portland is the largest city in the area complete with skyscrapers and the bustling metro experience, outlaying cities such as Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego and others offer a variety of shopping, destination malls, dining, light rail and many local attractions. Key to the area is the benefit of the more temperament west coast climate that encourages outdoor activities. Walking and biking paths are plentiful and the local population and visitors enjoy the outdoor experience in Portland.

Why Retire to Oregon?

Oregon offers a choice of lifestyle from small rural towns and countryside to medium to large cities. Small towns in Oregon offer pleasant retirement destinations and access to the sights and attractions of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and the west coast. The population appreciates the geography of the area and in general enjoys an outdoor lifestyle.