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Portland
Portland
Oregon
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them. By contacting your local agency you get access to critical information including:

  1. Available services in your area, Mobility assistance programs, meal plans & housing, Assistance in gaining access to services, Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training, respite care, supplemental services, on a limited basis.
  2.  Facilitating an online forum where caregivers can share their experience and learn from others by asking questions, giving answers, or participating in a group discussion.
  3. Helping caregivers find and compare local service providers like elder law attorneys, in-home care companies and senior housing options.

Contacts421 S.W. Oak Street, Suite 510 Portland, OR 97204
(503) 988-3620

Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation

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I have lived in Portland for 38 years. Portland is geared more towards individuals around the age of 37. It has never been age friendly. There is no affordable housing for senior citizens. The area growth got out of control. People from California and the East Coast has moved here. I love it here. But I am very lonely. There is no way for older adults to engage in those activities. We all can't afford some of the options to references above.
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good transportation, ramps, elevators in building
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This town is geared to millennials.
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Portland is very friendly and accepting of other people's differences. Portland is probably the friendliest city I ever lived in. Cost of living is good, traffic is not bad, and there is some public transportation.
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Portland is age friendly because the city supports programs and activities that encourage seniors to be active in daily activities through community centers; jobs opportunities in the public and private sector; and educational programs that encourage seniors to participate and to continue academic goals including Portland Community College and Portland State University

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Taxes

C+

How did Oregon earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Oregon has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that Oregon does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Oregon has an effective property tax rate of 1.07%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Oregon earned its state tax grade of C+.

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