Portland is a town with something for everyone. Active older adults especially love its accessibility.  Whether by use of its #1 rated Transportation System (by the Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy 2015) on foot or by bike.  There’s a lot to explore with 1250 bike and walking trails in some of the most beautiful parks and forested areas in the country.    The Portland area communities for Active Adults offer the best in retirement living in one of America’s prettiest cities.

In fact, AARP recently said this about Portland “With top-notch parks and transportation systems within easy walking distance the city is an inaugural member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities.”  Notably, AARP put Portland on its 2015 lists of Most Livable Cities and Easiest Cities to Get Around in. For those who like to get their walk in while putting around the course Golf Digest says Portland is home to two of the top 75 public golf courses in the country.

If you love the peace and beauty of a garden, Bridgetown has some of the best.  The Portland Japanese Garden the Chinese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden and the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden are all within city limits .  Also, the Oregon Garden is in nearby Silverton. There are museums, galleries, the symphony, ballet, traveling Broadway shows and the Oregon Zoo.  Furthermore, there is great shopping and farm-to-table dining available in this town.

Best of all it’s the people that make the difference. Portland’s welcoming active adult communities are eco and pet friendly.  The neighborhood vibe makes it easy to become a part of it all. That’s why Portland’s the perfect place to settle in and enjoy life.

Portland Area Communities for Active Adults

Calaroga Terrace
1400 NE Second Avenue
Portland OR

Details: Apartments 55+ or age-restricted independent living assisted living

With views of Mt. Hood to the east and the twinkling lights of downtown Portland to the west, the luxurious Calaroga Terrace strives to feel more like a never-ending vacation than a retirement community. These spacious and private apartment suites complete with a balcony make relaxation an everyday reality.


Cascade Park Retirement Center
950 N Cascade Drive
Woodburn OR 97071

Details: Apartments 55+ independent living assisted living

Nestled in Woodburn home to the annual tulip festival, this tranquil retirement center transforms your life into a hassle-free playtime. Think you’d like to try yoga? Cascade Park’s got it. Ever wanted to attend a Hawaiian luau? It’s one of the many events at Cascade Park. Their hair salon fitness center and library will keep you beautified on the outside feeling great on the inside and sharp.   Lastly, they take care of all life’s daily chores so you don’t have to.


Clubhouse Drive
Portland OR 97229

Details: Single-family homes villas 55+ or age restricted independent living

Ten miles west of Portland and close to the Bethany Village mini-mall is Claremont.  A 55+ active adult community of more than 500 homes that doesn’t skimp on amenities. In addition to a nine-hole golf course, Claremont also features an outdoor pool, bocce ball,  clubhouse, fitness center and library. Boredom, What’s that?


Courtyard Village
4875 SW 78th Avenue
Portland OR 97225

Details: Apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living

Quiet and affordable Courtyard Village in Raleigh Hills sits on 4.5 acres of Eden. With plenty of trees and two beautifully landscaped courtyards, this 55+ three-story apartment building is close to Fred Meyer, New Seasons market and plethora of eateries. Just ten minutes from downtown Portland Courtyard Village offers a full schedule of activities to keep you on your toes.


Creekside Village Retirement Residence
5450 SW Erickson Avenue
Beaverton OR 97005

Details: Apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living

With transportation and one daily chef-prepared meal, Creekside Village doesn’t want you to sweat the small stuff. Instead, enjoy strolling alongside the creek and park-like grounds,  Residents hang out in the billiards room, pub or theater.   Or participate in any of their full roster of activities. And if that’s not enough they’re just three blocks from the Elsie Stuhr Senior Center.


Hearthstone at Murrayhill
10880 SW Davies Road
Beaverton OR 97008

Details: Apartments 55+ independent living assisted living memory unit skilled nursing

If you want to feel taken care of so you can enjoy a simpler life there’s no better place than Hearthstone at Murrayhill. Independent living here means no more housekeeping, yard work, home maintenance, buying groceries or preparing meals. At Hearthstone you dine restaurant-style, just with more healthy food.   Furthermore, transportation services, exercise class and plenty of individual and group activities will keep you on the go.


King City Apartments
11773 SW King George Drive
King City OR 97224

Details: Single family homes townhomes apartments 55+ independent living

King City Apartments is next to the King City golf course and a short walk from the King City Community Center and Plaza.  The plaza features restaurants and shopping.  Also,  King City’s amenities include a woodworking shop, shuffleboard, a heated indoor pool, spa, fitness center and library. And that’s just the beginning.


Laurel Parc at Bethany Village
15850 NW Central Drive
Portland OR 97229

Details: Apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living assisted living

Locally owned and operated this 55+ one-and-two bedroom apartment retreat lies in the heart of the bustling Bethany Village.  Features include an exercise room, bistro theater and a conservatory. Dignity and respect are held as the cornerstones at Laurel Parc. Assisted living units are also available.


Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst
17400 Holy Name Dr.
Lake Oswego OR 97034

Details: University affiliated apartments villas estate villas 55+ or age restricted independent living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) memory unit skilled nursing

Want to be part of a flourishing community of artists writers and educators? Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst Continuing Care Retirement Community is just that. Located in Lake Oswego right next door to Marylhurst University, residents of these apartments and villas can partake in a wide array of educational and cultural experiences.  At the center of the community is the historic Provincial House featuring resort-level amenities.


Mirabella Portland
3550 SW Bond Avenue
Portland OR 97239

Details: High-rise apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living CCRC memory unit skilled nursing

Another Continuing Care Retirement Community is the Mirabella.  Located alongside the Willamette River in the lavish South Waterfront district,  this high-rise extravaganza of penthouse dining and breathtaking nighttime views of a glittering downtown Portland. Dedicated to healthy living and healthy aging the Mirabella is the essence of aging in style.


Quail Hollow
21100 NE Sandy Boulevard
Fairview OR 97024

Details: Manufactured homes 55+ independent living

Pet-friendly quaint and comfortable Quail Hollow is only 1.5 miles from shops and restaurants and 3.5 miles from medical facilities. A spacious club house community swimming pool billiards and plenty of activities ensure there’s always something to do.


Rainbow Vista
1350 W Powell Boulevard
Gresham OR 97030

Details: Apartments LGBTQ oriented 55+ or age restricted independent living

A 55+ LGBTQ active senior community offering studios one-bedrooms and double studios Rainbow Vista.  Rainbow Vista is dedicated to providing a supportive safe discrimination free environment. Just minutes from busy historic downtown Gresham, Rainbow Vista features a wide array of activities including movies, game room, BBQs, birthday and holiday gatherings and trips to local restaurants.


Rose Villa
13505 SE River Road
Portland OR 97222

Details: Cottage-style homes and apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living assisted living CCRC

Overlooking the Willamette Valley from atop a bluff Rose Villa is a community offering a garden kitchen and winery. Beehives are in the works for the future. Prefer staying indoors? No problem. Rose Villa’s indoor amenities include a woodworking shop, billiards room, arts & crafts, studio, computer room and more.


10650 SW Summerfield Drive
Tigard OR 97224

Details: Non-profit villas single-family homes condos apartments 55+ or age restricted independent living

Outdoor enthusiast will delight in Summerfield’s 203-acre planned residential community.   With 40 dedicated acres just for recreation complete with nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and clubhouse. Indoor and outdoor Summerfield is a testament to good living and beauty.


Vineyard Place
4017 SE Vineyard Road
Milwaukie OR 97267

Details: Apartments 55+ independent living

Minutes from the end of the Oregon Trail, this five acre wooded property is not only beautiful featuring manicured landscaping and gardens but rich in history. Vineyard Place provides the Layers of the Holiday Lifestyle.   Included is a comprehensive program of activities and events designed to stimulate the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social and vocational. A short drive to downtown Portland you’ll always look forward to coming home to the tranquility of Vineyard Place.