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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Retirees seeking a quintessential Pacific Northwest lifestyle experience will be glad to know that even though the overall cost of living in Portland, OR, is higher than both the state and national average, health care costs are nearly 15% less than the national average and several percentage points less than the average for the state of Oregon. The cost of groceries is only slightly higher than state and national averages. Additionally, Oregon seniors are not taxed on their Social Security income. Residents of assisted living facilities in Portland pay a slightly lower monthly cost than the overall average for the state of Oregon, and several hundred dollars more than the national average.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Portland, OR, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Portland, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living Care in Portland, OR

Portland residents pay an average of $4,975 a month for assisted living facilities, a few dollars less than the Oregon average of $5,045 but higher than the national average of $4,500. The highest assisted living costs in Oregon are in Eugene at $5,623, while Corvallis residents pay the least at $4,485. Midrange costs are found in Bend and Medford at $4,835 and $4,640, respectively.

  • Portland: $4,975
  • Oregon: $5,045
  • United States: $4,500
  • Eugene: $5,623
  • Corvallis: $4,485
  • Bend: $4,835
  • Medford: $4,640

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Portland, OR

At $4,975 per month, assisted living is one of the more affordable senior care options in Portland. The only one that is less expensive is adult day health care, which runs an average of $2,708 per month, although it may not be right for everyone because these facilities typically only offer care during weekdays. In-home care and home health care both average $7,146 per month, with home health care offering some clinical services in the client’s own home. Nursing home care comes with the highest price tag at $10,661 for a semiprivate room and $11,777 for private accommodations. 

  • In-Home Care: $7,146
  • Home Health Care: $7,146
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,708
  • Assisted Living; $4,975
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $10,661
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $11,777

Regency Park Assisted Living

Located in Portland's beautiful West Hills neighborhood, Regency Park Assisted Living offers assisted living and memory care services. Caring, attentive staff are on site 24 hours a day, and seniors are provided with a medical alert device they can use to contact caregivers from anywhere in the community. Life enrichment programming includes daily social groups, walking clubs and games to help seniors stay active, and scheduled transportation to local medical clinics is included. 

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Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga

Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga is an independent and assisted living community located in a bustling mixed-use area of Portland just east of the I-5. There's a streetcar stop just steps from the front entrance, and residents can book a ride in the community courtesy car seven days a week. Awake staff members are available 24 hours a day, and seniors can shop for snacks and small gifts at the resident-operated sundry shop. Many of the spacious apartment suites feature stunning views of downtown Portland, and each is equipped with a refrigerator, balcony or patio, walk-in closet and electronic thermostat.

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Summerplace Assisted Living and Memory Care

Located just off Interstate 84 in northeast Portland, Summerplace Assisted Living and Memory Care provides seniors with a safe, supportive environment. The innovative Celebrations program helps seniors achieve optimum health and wellness as they age, and there is a dedicated memory care program for those living with memory loss. Private transportation is available for local appointments and errands, and family members are always welcome to drop by for a meal or coffee.

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  • Residents have a choice of in-room or restaurant-style dining
  • Landscaped courtyard and gardens

Willamette View

Located on a large, lush 27-acre campus along the shores of the Willamette River, Willamette View is a supportive, pet-friendly community with a strong focus of health and wellness. Residents are encouraged to make the most of activities and programs that promote emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual engagement, and there's a vibrant on-site resident gardening program. Residents can rest easy knowing that they can call for assistance at any time using the campus-wide Philips Carepoint/Lifeline system. We featured Willamette View on our Portland top 10 ALF list because it offers residents an active lifestyle that encourages seniors to make the most of their retirement years. 

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  • Pets are welcome
  • In-house credit union, postal services, notary public and mini-market

Russellville Park

Located just a few blocks from the Rose City Urgent Care Center, Russellville Park provides seniors with a resort-style community that's close to downtown Portland. Regular transportation to area shopping centers such as the Clackamas Town Center is included, and on-site services include physical and occupational therapy, group fitness instruction, personal training and a visiting podiatrist. Small dogs and cats are welcome upon approval, and limited pet care is available. 

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Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living

Nestled in Portland's tree-lined Belmont neighborhood, Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living is a peaceful, supportive community with assisted living and memory care services. Common areas include a fireside lounge complete with a baby grand piano, snack bar and big-screen television, and meals are served in the bright, restaurant-style dining room. Each suite is equipped with individual heating and cooling controls along with an emergency call system so seniors can connect with on-site caregivers at any time. 

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Courtyard at Mt. Tabor

Nestled at the foot of Mount Tabor, the Courtyard at Mount Tabor is an upscale, resort-style community that offers seniors the ideal mix of support, privacy and pampering. Common amenities include a beautiful health club and spa staffed by a certified personal trainer, and there are multiple dining areas serving freshly made meals. There's a nondenominational chapel that hosts a number of weekly services, and plenty of comfortable nooks where residents can rest and visit with neighbors. Movie screenings are held in the on-site theatre, and the Reservoir Lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink with family and friends.

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Markham House

Markham House is a contemporary, boutique-style community with independent and assisted living services. Ideally located close to the shops and restaurants of Washington Square, seniors enjoy a vibrant activity calendar filled with daily fitness classes, bonfires, live entertainment and the always-popular cooking club. There's a spacious activity room equipped with art supplies and exercise machines, a cozy library and large, bright resident suites.

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  • Elegant dining room with fireplace
  • Private dining room available for family gatherings

Cherry Blossom Cottage

Founded in 1989, Cherry Blossom Cottage is an intimate, family-style community that's locally owned and operated. The beautiful campus features plenty of stunning cherry trees, vegetable gardens and outdoor seating areas, and the fireside lounge makes a great place to relax on a snowy winter day. Meals are prepared in-house using fresh, local ingredients, and family and friends are always welcome to drop by for a visit.

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Cascade Park Retirement

Cascade Park Retirement is a single-storey senior living community located in scenic Woodburn just a few blocks east of the I-5. Handy on-site amenities include a wellness center, putting green, hair salon and barber shop, and residents are able to do most of their day-to-day banking without leaving the community. Daily afternoon socials add to the friendly atmosphere, and there are regular guided trips to local shopping centers, museums and special events.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Landscaped patio with outdoor dining area