The Senior List® set out to find the top 10 best assisted living facilities in Portland Oregon. We compiled reviews from the top senior housing review websites to pull together our top 10 list. Click here to read about our methods, and interpreting the Top 10 List. All ratings are based on 5 stars.
Best Assisted Living In Portland Oregon | Who makes the list?
Portland, Oregon makes for an excellent retirement city with plenty of assisted living options for seniors. The city contains a robust public transportation system, mild weather, and excellent hospitals. Portland has always been a nationwide leader in the eldercare field and continues that trend today. Below are our findings for the best assisted living communities in Portland, Oregon.
#1 Cherry Blossom Cottage | Portland Oregon
Cherry Blossom Cottage provides Residential Care and Assisted Living in Portland.
What they liked: Smaller size, “homey” feeling, not institutional, warm, caring staff, fun and educational activities
What they didn’t like: traditional food for the elderly, activities are basic, old but well-maintained building
#2 Hearthstone at Murrayhill | Portland Oregon
Hearthstone at Murrayhill provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care apartments in Beaverton, an area just west of Portland.
What they liked: family business, activities, good sized rooms, volunteer opportunities, shuttle for shopping and appointments, attitude of staff, multiple levels of care, helpful staff, well maintained facility, attention to details, great food, clean, feels like a cruise ship, management is quick to resolve issues, residents treated with respect and dignity, staff aware of changes in residents, beautifully decorated, down to earth, family oriented
What they didn’t like: high cost, odoriferous
#3 Avamere at Bethany | Portland Oregon
Avamere at Bethany provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care apartments in Portland.
What they liked: cleanliness, activities for residents, bright, upscale, garden area, spacious apartments, ice cream parlor, on-site beautician, welcoming staff, beautiful grounds, close to golf course, very good food, happy hour weekly, smells fresh
What they didn’t like: bland meals, would like to see more activities
#4 West Hills Village | Portland Oregon
West Hills Village provides Independent Living and Assisted Living apartments in Portland.
What they liked: feels elegant and sophisticated, rooms are large sized, “fine dining” lives up to the promise, friendly and caring staff, many opportunities for residents including volunteering in the community, variety of room sizes and options, low turnover, prompt assistance, open dining (7am-7pm), rehab next door, very active place
What they didn’t like: too fancy
#5 Elite Care at Oatfield Estates | Milwaukie Oregon
Elite Care at Oatfield Estates provides an alternative to Assisted Living in Milwaukie, an area south east of Portland.
What they liked: locally owned, LEED certified, inclusion of technology, residents are encouraged to participate in daily activities like preparing meals, small environment, focus on memory care, unique amenities and features, gardens, large grounds (6.5 acres), accessible walking paths, high quality food, organic food grown on site, individualized care, caring staff, feels like home, intimate feel, breathtaking views, quiet location
What they didn’t like: high cost, turnover in upper management, no Medicaid option
#6 Russellville Park | Portland Oregon
Russellville Park provides Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments in Portland.
What they liked: modern, clean facilities, activities programs, good sized apartments, food, centrally located
What they didn’t like: food, levels of care that didn’t meet the needs of a loved one, lack of transparency of costs, not enough parking, high cost
#7 Emeritus at Park Place | Portland Oregon
Emeritus at Park Place provides Assisted Living apartments in Portland.
What they liked: facility is neat and clean, friendly staff, numerous activities, “old school” diner, great food, good value for the money, near park with walking paths,
What they didn’t like: felt lonely, juice bar is not running 24hrs/ day, needs improvement in cleanliness, limited parking
#8 Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace | Portland Oregon
Calaroga Terrace provides Independent and Assisted Living in Portland.
What they liked: food, views, close proximity to downtown Portland, clean facilities, location, friendly staff and residents, 24hr nursing supervision, near public transportation, nice rooms and dining areas
What they didn’t like: food, no kitchens in apartments, elevators, railings on apartment balcony, age of building, nursing concerns
#9 Courtyard at Mt. Tabor | Portland Oregon
Courtyard at Mt. Tabor provides Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments in Portland.
What they liked: activities, view, friendly staff, food, nice buildings, active peer group
What they didn’t like: overselling regardless of care needs, cost
#10 The Springs at Tanasbourne | Hillsboro Oregon
The Springs at Tanasbourne provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care apartments in Hillsboro, an area just west of Portland.
What they liked: beautiful facility, movie theater, indoor pool, putting green, personal storage areas, clean, modern, no foul odors, supportive staff, concierge service, men’s group, park next door, shopping next door, upscale,
What they didn’t like: high cost, large facility, long hallways
If you have experience with any of the above assisted living communities, please provide some feedback below in the comments section! You can also submit your own reviews to any of the senior housing review websites listed above. Do you know of an assisted living facility that should be on our best of Portland Oregon list? Let us know by commenting below!
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