Living in Portland

Ophthalmology residents at OHSU Casey Eye Institute share their experience living in Portland and what they love about the city.

Portland has a lot to offer

Portland, Oregon is famous for its natural beauty and vibrant city life. Situated at the confluence of Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland offers easy access to the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. With a mild climate all year round, the city offers great parks, walkable neighborhoods and a sophisticated public transit system. Local music, food and drinks regularly draw national attention, yet the restaurants and entertainment remain accessible. Visit Travel Portland to learn more about our city.

In recent years, Portland's housing market has become more expensive, but remains more affordable than other cities on the West Coast with good options close to the hospital.

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Three residents pose in front of waterfalls outside Portland.
Residents enjoy exploring the natural beauty outside Portland.
A group of residents pose together at an outdoor area in Portland with a dog in front.
Residents (and furry friends!) gather for great food and local brews in Portland.
Residents gather on a boat for a teambuilding event.
Residents enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest summer from the Willamette River in Portland.
View of Willamette River and bridge across Portland

Living in Portland

Find out what Portland has to offer