Portland OR Senior Living
Seniors wanting to retire in a financially friendly, unique town will love what Portland has to offer.
With a unique culture that has been embraced and celebrated throughout the years, the Rose City has recently made a bigger name for itself thanks to the IFC show Portlandia. The show isn't all talk either; the city has plenty of fun and interesting things to offer.
Booklovers flock to Powell's City of Books which takes up an entire city block and houses 1.5 million books, making it the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Coffee lovers grab their morning Java, catch up with friends, and people-watch at Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Artists and creative spirits spend Saturdays from March to December at the Portland Saturday Market, which is the largest open-air arts & crafts market in the US. Avid sports fans cheer on the Portland Trailblazers, Timbers, Winterhawks, and Thorns through victories and losses (and sun, rain and snow).
Also, seniors who enjoy outdoor activities will want to visit the International Rose Test Garden. The garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States and holds more than 8,000 roses.
You can also take in the Lan Su Chinese Garden, an authentically built Ming Dynasty style garden. If animals pique your interest, be sure to check out the Oregon Zoo, which is renowned for its Asian elephant breeding program and holds more than 2,000 animals.
There are many museums in Portland, too. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums. The Portland Art museum, on the other hand, is the oldest museum in the Northwest and houses permanent galleries, including six stories of modern art and exhibitions.
Financially-conscious seniors will be pleased to learn that along with an average cost of living, Portland has no sales tax. Summers in Portland are warm, dry and relatively sunny, while winters tend to be fairly mild.
If a unique, friendly city is what you're looking for in retirement, be sure to include Portland in your search! Holiday Retirement's corporate headquarters is located in the Portland area, and 8 Holiday Retirement independent senior living communities call Portland home.
Senior Living Communities in Portland, OR