HOUSING RESOURCE GUIDE
Several websites you might find helpful for housing information are:
· The Willamette Week
· The daily Oregonian
· Apartment search engine
· Local housing search
· Housing Authority of Portland
· Hot pads
· For Rent University
Near Campus Housing
College Housing Northwest provides housing in seven unique apartment buildings, all within a 5-10 minute walk of campus. For more information, contact (503) 222-7105 or visit www.chnw.org
Craigslist: http://portland.craigslist.org Is a free, public online bulletin board with a very active Portland community. You can search for apartments and house rentals by clicking on "apts / housing" as well as roommates and roomshares by clicking "rooms / shared." Try posting your own ad in the "housing wanted" section.
Places 4 Students: http://www.places4students.com University Housing at Portland State University has partnered with Places4Students.com, a company that specializes in providing Off-Campus housing solutions for post-secondary students. This service is free for all students to use as an effective method of finding a place to live offcampus or advertise for a roommate. Landlords can list properties at rates that are very competitive and less than most other mediums of advertising (faculty and staff can list properties for free!).
You have the option of requesting a home stay for the first few days after your arrival in Portland. A home stay allows you to stay with a Portland family in their home. To arrange a short-term home stay you can contact Friends of Overseas Citizens and University Students or International Student Stays before you arrive in Portland. Please see their websites for more information: www.FOCUSpsu.com and www.andeo.org . Please note that FOCUS is a Christian organization.
American Lung Association in Oregon
Search hundreds of listings for available non-smoking apartments and houses for rent in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. Smoke-free housing: http://smokefreehousingnw.com
If you do not have housing or a home stay arranged you should be prepared to stay in a local hotel or motel for several nights.
Hotels in the downtown area include:
· Downtown Value Inn Phone: 503-226-4751 www.downtownvalueinn.com
· Econo Lodge Portland Phone: 503-226-7646 www.econolodge.com/hotel-portland-oregon
· Marriott Portland Downtown Phone: 503-226-6300 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pdxct-portland-marriott-city-center
This document is meant to provide assistance in locating off-campus housing. Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement or approval by the University Housing and Residence Life Office or Portland Actors Conservatory of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices. The Portland Actors Conservatory expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord.