PORTLAND, Ore. — Sure, most of us are familiar with the "Portlandia" TV show line that the city is "where young people go to retire."
But what about young people, say, those younger than 34, who have to work? Where do they live? Or, where should they live?
Pittsburgh-based Niche.com, which tracks such matters, recently issued its list of Portland's top neighborhoods for young professionals. The group derives its ratings from such factors as the percentage of residents between the ages of 25 and 34, access to bars and restaurants and diversity. The availability of coffee shops is also a big draw to those under 35.
We’ve compiled Niche’s list of the top 25 such ‘hoods and included grades in three areas — housing, diversity and nightlife — that the group used to either ascertain its marks or, in the case of housing, provide context as to the neighborhood’s accessibility.
The full rankings are based on: