Living in Portland

Ophthalmology residents bond during a teambuilding day together out on the river.
Ophthalmology residents bond during a teambuilding day together out on the Willamette River.

Portland, Oregon is famous for its natural beauty and vibrant city life, and is one of the top 10 "Best Places to Live in the U.S.," according to US News & World Report. 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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View of Willamette River and bridge across Portland

Living in Portland

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