In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Portland, our team of researchers sorted through 167 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Portland
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Portland is $4,998, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,499 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Portland, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 167 communities in the Portland area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Portland area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Arcadia Senior Living
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Arcadia Senior Living is a retirement community in eastern Portland. With a quality dining program, regularly scheduled activities and comfortable shared living areas, this community offers high-quality personal care in a resort-like setting. Seniors have access to caregivers and licensed nurses around the clock, and specialized diabetes care is available. Staff can coordinate medical appointments with external health care providers if needed. Chef-prepared meals are served daily and can be adjusted to meet any dietary restrictions or general preferences. This community offers regular housekeeping, laundry, and linen services. Residents can find many ways to stay entertained and mentally stimulated thanks to several amenities and community features. The property has an exercise room, a billiards table, a poker room, and a beauty salon. The staff regularly organizes games tournaments, classes, and group excursions which all residents are welcome to join.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers speak kindly of the staff and indicate a high level of professionalism. A family member reports, "Arcadia Senior Living has been very good so far. It's a very nice atmosphere, it's clean, and it's pretty new. The staff has been very attentive. They help in bathing, and they do medication distribution, laundry, housekeeping and meals."
4.25 out of 5
(17) Reviews
13031 SE. Foster Rd.,
Portland, OR 97236
Assisted Living at Summerplace
Avamere at Bethany
Avamere at Park Place
Brookdale Oswego Springs Portland
Cedar Sinai Park
Cherry Blossom Cottage
CherryWood Village
Courtyard at Mt. Tabor
Elmcroft of Sellwood
Fieldstone Cornell Landing
Firwood Gardens
Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living
Laurelhurst Village
Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace
Providence Elderplace in Cully
Raleigh Hills Assisted Living & ECU
Regency Park
RN Villa Care Center
West Hills Village Senior Residence

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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