New Homes for Sale in Portland, OR
LGI Homes offers new homes for sale in Portland. If you are tired of renting in Portland, locate affordable new homes by visiting each location in the Greater Portland area today.
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in amenity-rich, conveniently located communities surrounding Portland, Oregon. LGI Homes exemplifies commitment to service, quality and value, through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists just a short distance from downtown. LGI Homes' new home communities offer the best of both worlds: affordable homeownership, and the vibrancy, attractions and amenities of the Greater Portland area.
About Portland, OR
As you look for homes for sale in Portland, Oregon, you’ll be looking in the largest city in the state with more 600,000 people who live there. The Portland Metropolitan area is even bigger, with around 2.5 million people. Portland, OR got its start back in the early 1800s thanks to settlers traveling the Oregon Trail. Ever since the city’s founding, Portland has grown tremendously, and new homes in Portland are popping up all over the place. It’s no wonder that more than half of Oregon’s entire population lives inside the Portland Metropolitan area.
The city was actually named after Portland, Maine, but the story of how that came to be is an intriguing one. One of the city founders, Asa Lovejoy, was from Boston and wanted to name the new settlement after the famous east coast city. Another city founder, Francis Pettygrove, was from Portland, Maine and preferred his hometown’s name. In order to settle their disagreement, they decided a coin flip would determine the city’s new name. As you can see, the Portland side ended up winning. In fact, that very coin used in the flip, the “Portland Penny,” can be seen at the Oregon Historical Society. So while you’re searching for Portland, Oregon homes for sale, you could just as easily have been looking through Boston, Oregon.
The city has some notable economic advantages, which has led to plenty of new construction in Portland, OR. Its location on the coast, the ease with which the city can acquire resources, state-of-the-art shipping facilities, and the convergence of numerous railroads make Portland an ideal spot to set up businesses. Some industries, like the steel and shipping industries, have been with Portland, OR for much of its history. The tech industry is a relative newcomer but still influential, even helping Portland get the nickname Silicon Forest. These and many more businesses bring lots of jobs to the area, which has also led to more new home builders in Portland, Oregon.
Other Portland, OR Factoids
Living in Portland may help save you some money. Portland, OR is the largest city in the U.S. with no sales tax.
Portland goes by many nicknames. One of them is Stumptown, a name which comes from the city’s early years where tree stumps were left in the middle of city streets as they were constructed.
Another nickname is Beervana, which stems from the large number of breweries within Portland.
Portland has plenty of parks you can visit, including the smallest dedicated park in the world. That honor goes to Mill Ends Park, which is only 24 inches across.
The city has a large number of food trucks for you to choose from. Portland has allowed for food trucks for more than 100 years.
Portland International Airport is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the country.
The country’s first policewoman, Lola Baldwin, was hired by the Portland Police Department back in 1908.
If you need to cool off during the summer, you can actually swim in one of Portland’s many fountains.
Portland is a great city for people who love to read. You can find the world’s largest independently owned bookstore, Powell’s Books, here in the city.
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