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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

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

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This is more of an industrial than residential area. There are no close stores nearby, although the Trimet bus system is very close.


There's localized community resources such as a library, grocery stores, bus routes, But it's also very hilly in general which may be challenging for those with mobility issues. There could also be more meet up places for social engagement.




Well it has a high crime rate, homeless people etc. people can still go as they please. Just gotta watch your surroundings.


Help with homelessness, cleaner streets, more security for vandalism to cars

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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+.