The All-In-One Guide to Portland Senior LivingThe All-In-One Guide to Portland Senior Living

Portland is a great city for seniors, thanks to its status as one of the nation’s most pedestrian-friendly urban areas, its relatively mild winters, and its community-oriented culture. The city of 2.3 million has lots to offer older adults, and exploring all the options can be challenging to say the least. That’s why has pulled together all its Portland information and put it on one easy to use Portland city-guide page.

The goal is to make it faster and easier for you to find PDX resources when you need them, whether you’re looking up home care services for a parent in Portland, are mulling over the possibility of moving there after you retire, or already live there and want to find new things to do.

Get to know the Rose City

Portland is known for its parks, outdoor recreation options, and creative arts scene. Start exploring the city with a list of popular things to do and see, suggestions on getting around without driving your own car, and a quick list of the city’s top senior discount offers, which includes some of the most popular museums and gardens. Dig deeper into local life and learn about some of the neighborhoods with the most senior appeal. Find out which shops, parks, and festivals welcome you and your dog.

Find services to help you age in place in Portland

If you have a Portland-area house or apartment you love, it makes sense to live there as long as you’re able. Local home-care services can handle daily chores like cooking and light cleaning, and home-health services can make regular visits to handle things like blood-sugar checks, medication reminders, and other important wellbeing tasks. There are also several local and national concierge services operating in Portland to handle tasks such as grocery shopping, restaurant meal delivery, transportation to appointments, prescription pickup, and even dealing with your insurance company.

Explore Portland’s senior living community options

The Portland area has a diverse menu of senior living communities. Browse the Portland page to learn more about

  • The Best of Portland Senior Living, as ranked by residents and family members
  • Active retirement communities in Portland
  • Portland-area assisted living options
  • Nursing homes and dementia care communities
  • Catholic senior care resources
  • LGBT senior housing and community services
  • Low-income senior living options in Portland

There’s also information on the local cost of assisted living and nursing home care.

Take care of business in Portland

Whether you want to keep on working or just need to work out some issues with your retirement benefits, the Portland city guide can help you find your way. Learn about job-training and placement programs and keep your skills sharp with one of the area’s volunteer programs. There’s also information and contact numbers for Portland-area Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits offices, along with information about how to apply. If you need help planning your retirement, setting up your estate documents, or managing a move, the Portland page has information on those topics, too.

To get the most out of your research, consider creating a user account. With it, you can view reported rates for local senior living communities and leave your own reviews of local services and facilities to help others find their way around Portland, too.

Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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