Portland High-Rise Condos
We are so fortunate in Portland to have such a wide variety of high-rise condo buildings. We have gleaming glass towers like The Cosmopolitan, historic condo buildings like Envoy, modern loft-style buildings like the Edge and pretty much everything in between. As the exclusive Portland partners for Highrises.com for the last 12 years we've helped many of our Portland neighbors find the right building and area for them, and we're ready to help you too. Below you'll find all available high-rise condos for sale today in Portland. Please contact us anytime with questions or to arrange a tour. You can also read more about high-rise living in Portland, or zero in on a particular building in our high-rise building directory.
The Portland high-rise condo buildings are mostly clustered in a few different neighborhoods around town:
- The Pearl is home to most of the condo & loft buildings including the newest tower Vista North Pearl.
- Next to the Pearl you'll find the most towers in Downtown, like the vintage 1960's Harrison buildings and Benson Tower, one of the tallest in the city.
- In the South Waterfront you'll find some of the more modern high-rise towers like the John Ross, Atwater Place and Meriwether.
- Goose Hollow and NW Portland are where you'll find some of the more historic buildings like Envoy, but there are also modern buildings there too like The Westerly.
The Newest Portland High-Rises
As of late 2021 there is only one new high-rise condo tower going up in Portland - the 35-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences. That building is scheduled to be completed in 2023. The only other towers going up right now consist of rental apartments or assisted living. The newest completed tower is Vista North Pearl which was completed in 2019 but still has brand new units for sale there that have never been lived in. Before that was The Cosmopolitan which, although built in 2016, still feels modern and brand new. Maybe that's because so many people use those condos as second homes and are rarely there.
Portland High-Rise Condo FAQ's
Q: What are HOA dues?
A: Most condos will have monthly homeowners' association (HOA) dues that the owner is responsible for paying. What you get in exchange for those dues varies by building and you will want to have a clear understanding of what's included during your escrow period before you purchase a condo. The amount is based on the square footage of the condo - the larger your condo the more you pay. Typically the HOA dues will include building insurance and maintenance, parking, trash, water, sewer, gas, salaries for staff and extra to put in reserves for repairs. Some older buildings have high HOA dues because they may include all utilities and older buildings just cost more to maintain and repair. Some luxury full-service buildings will have higher HOA dues because they typically have more amenities and a larger staff to pay. If you're wanting to keep your HOA dues low check into newer buildings that don't have a lot of amenities like Encore and 937.
Q: Can I have a dog in a Portland high-rise condo?
A: Portland is a very dog-friendly town, and the condo market is no different. Most buildings will have varying size restrictions, like up to two dogs totaling less than 90 pounds combined. And some buildings will have breed restrictions. The only buildings we can think of that flatly forbid dogs and any other pets are The Fontaine and some of the co-ops in Goose Hollow, so even if you're dog-averse we can find a building for you! Be sure you're working with an agent like Stuart Stevens who knows the Portland high-rise condo market well and they'll steer you to the best buildings for you and your pet.
Q: Do I have to have homeowners insurance in a Portland high-rise?
A: This varies by building, so you'll want to check the HOA docs during your escrow period. Most buildings include insurance in the HOA dues that covers the structure in the event of a catastrophic event. Residents are encouraged to carry a policy that covers their interior finish-out and furniture in case the worst happens and the condo is completely damaged. May people first think of fire when they think of insurance, but most high-rise condo insurance claims are related to water damage. Some buildings will want you to carry a liability policy so that if you do something that results in damage to others' condos you are covered for paying for their repairs.
Q: How does parking work in a Portland high-rise?
A: Most high-rise towers in Portland will come with deeded, assigned parking for each unit. Some older buildings like the Roosevelt and some mid-rises in the NW 23rd area have no parking so owners have to utilize street parking. The deeded spaces are typically in a garage under or adjacent to the building. The number of spots you'll get depends on how many the previous owner is selling. Don't assume that just because you're buying a big two-bedroom condo or even a penthouse that you'll be getting more than one space. Also don't assume that because the listing agent put the number "2" next to the parking field in the MLS listing that they are correct. The only way to know for sure is to review the HOA docs and to see what spaces are deeded with the unit and will convey at closing. Some condos will have Tandem parking, which is a single-width space that's extra deep and can accomodate two cars. The Holy Grail of Portland condo parking is to have two side-by-side spaces but those are increasingly hard to find. Check The Metropolitan and Vista if side-by-side parking is important to you.
Have any other questions about Portland high-rise living? Contact us and we'll be glad to help. We love talking about Portland real estate!