Portland City Guide
Whether you’re on the lam, newly divorced, or tired of 365 days of sunshine, moving to a new city is an excellent option, and Portland, Oregon is a place that would make anyone on the run happy. With a population of 619,360, a temperate climate with Mediterranean features (read: lots of rain), and home to the world’s largest new and used bookstore (Powell’s City of Books—one city block and one million books), the City of Roses makes it easy to hide out.
Thanks to the hit TV show Portlandia, P-Town is famous for its hipster epidemic and once you move here, you can be a hipster, too. That means you’ll be required to hang out at craft beer bars, like Bridgetown Beerhouse or Saraveza, loiter for hours over brunch at Ya Hala or Old Salt, and shop for flannel V-neck t-shirts, cashmere scarves, and Buddy Holly glasses at Living Threads Vintage Shop. And how will you get around town? On a bicycle, of course, considering that Portland was ranked 4th best biking city by Bicycling Magazine.
While true hipsters tend to hang their fixed-gear bikes on the wall of their bachelor pad, you may want to keep yours in a convenient self-storage unit to make more room for your vinyl record collection.
There’s no sales tax in Oregon, which means you can spend your extra cash at one of many “brew and view” movie theaters that serve beer, such as The Bagdad Theater & Pub and Cinema 21. If you’re here in the beginning of October, you should check out the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, which celebrates the literary works of horror from the author of the same name. If you’re looking for the music scene, you can’t go wrong at Mississippi Studios or Doug Fir Lounge, and if you prefer to shake your groove thing, check out Holocene.
If you’d like to shuck your hipster façade for a night, head over to the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre or Tears of Joy Theatre, which is pretty much how you’ll be feeling once you’ve ditched that heavy lumberjack coat and shaved off your foot-long beard. When you’re ready to join the counterculture again, visit the Alberta Arts District, a 20-block neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and hipsters.
Being a hipster requires a lot of cuffed jeans, blazers, Daisy dukes, and beaded jewelry, which means you’ll have to stash your former punk life paraphernalia anywhere else but your closet. The solution? Rent a unit in a self-storage facility.
There are 45 self storage units in Portland, OR in a 15 mile radius to choose from with over 45 units available for rent
Using $1.00/sqft as a national average, the average price for a self storage unit is $2.25. This is 125.20% higher with $1.25 net increase in cost per square foot. You'll be paying more in medium to large cities as storage prices are generally higher in densely populated areas.
Choose from multiple self storage facilities in Portland including:
If storage near Portland, Oregon is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 15 nearby cities including Aloha, Beaverton, Boring, Brush Prairie, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Cornelius, Damascus, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Portland. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Portland, OR Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Portland, OR, please visit our Portland, OR Vehicle Storage page.