Three bedroom apartment hunters in the Pacific Northwest can find what they're looking for in the City of Roses. Hip, friendly and eco-conscious, Portland, Oregon, attracts people who love the rain, like to get around on two wheels and, by law, don't pump their own gas at service stations. In the city, your dinner can come to you in the form of food trucks like the Grilled Cheese Grill, with cheese-filled staples that mom used to make, or Nong's Kaho Man Gai, with Bangkok-inspired delicacies like Hainanese chicken rice. The city also brews up excellent craft beer. Bridgetown Beerhouse stocks standard beers and uncommon ales. Saraveza boasts 10 microbrews on tap and 250 selections in bottles. The tavern also offers a Midwest-inspired scratch kitchen with pastries and sausages. For entertainment, rock lovers gravitate to the Aladdin Theater and its independent bands while the Edgefield hosts top acts in Portland's largest outdoor venue.
Three bedroom apartments in Portland are rarer to find then one- and two-bedroom places for rent. However, finding your perfect apartment can be fun and easy with Rent.com'search options.
Three-bedroom apartments are well suited for families. These large units also work if you want to operate a business from home, which Portland calls a "home occupation" and is allowed by law. However, check with the city and your landlord for limitations. Finally, singles and couples can band together as roommates for these rentals to save money on living expenses. Average rents run from $1,500 to $1,800.
Within easy reach of the streetcar line and with walking access to such urban amenities as shops and restaurants, the Pearl District and Northwest Portland are the city's most desirable neighborhoods. They have the highest prices for rentals. Head north and east for more affordable housing, such as in Overlook or St. John's. If you love to eat great food, then check out this Rent.com blog for tips on the best neighborhoods.
While some complexes keep three-bedroom apartments on one floor, others split them into two levels with bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor while the kitchen, dining room, living room and the occasional half bath are on the first floor. Sizes range from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet. Parking is generally included in a garage or carport though you should check with the manager on how many spaces your abode includes. If you're lucky enough to score an older property, you may enjoy such Victorian details as brick walls, wooden floors and ceiling medallions.