land that is of high value for farms, or of high
potential for urban growth.
These reserves do not change existing zones,
but they enable better long-term planning by
predicting which land must be preserved and
which land can potentially be utilized for
urban expansion in the future.
Portland density currently hovers around
4,375 people per square mile, but thanks to
thoughtful, sustainable planning, Portland
has been able to maintain its European vibe
with friendly, accessible streets and efficient
TINY HOMES AND ADUS
As sustainable living becomes an increas-
ingly prevalent topic in today’s society,
Portland leads the pack in many urban
sustainability movements. The tiny house
movement is no exception. Tiny houses, also
called “accessory dwelling units” or “ADUs”
were born out of a desire to limit consump-
tion and decrease the environmental impact
of homes by building very small houses
that optimize space and reject the idea that
bigger is better.
Tiny homes are typically 200 to 800 square
feet, and they’re becoming increasingly prevalent on the Portland housing market. Not
only are Portland residents typically progressive in their sustainability efforts, the city of
Portland has made it easier than many cities
to place tiny homes on property and reside in
them or rent them out, legally.
Portland, unlike most cities, allows for the
rental of both the primary property and
an ADU built on the property, without the
owner residing in either. This is making
ADU’s a popular investment for Portland
homeowners, who can easily rent them out
while complying with the city’s zoning codes.
GREATER PORTLAND AND
Portland has plenty of variation in housing
opportunities, but attractive homes and
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