Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace Assisted Living

1400 NE Second Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232

Reviews of Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace | Assisted Living

10 Reviews

April 28, 2012

By Sherrie1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The apartments are very nice. We chose Calaroga because it just felt the most comfortable of the places we looked at. The staff is wonderful; they are all very friendly and helpful for my uncle. The food service is almost always very good, he has been really happy. The best part is that it's flexiable, he is able to ask for as much assistance as he needs but is given complete privcy and freedom. I'ts close to the MAX line, so he's able to get around really easily. His apartment room is very well kept and modern. We feel very good about our decision to move him there.

September 10, 2011

By A Hospital Social Worker

I visited this facility

This facility, which offers both assisted living and skilled nursing, is five floors high"”and looks almost like an office building, with the exception of the nurse's station. There is ample parking onsite for visitors. It's located near Legacy Hospital, which has a good reputation for care. Inside, it is very clean. The common areas are homelike"”with nice furniture, pictures on the walls and cozy spots; it doesn't feel institutional. There's not much difference between assisted living and skilled nursing"”apart from the residents' greater freedom in assisted living. That might make it easier for residents to transition if needed. There are lots of outside activities offered including movies, classes and casino trips"”especially for the higher functioning residents, which is true for most of the residents there. Transportation is provided if needed. The dining room is very elegant, with nice place settings and attractive food served. Staff will also deliver to residents' rooms if needed. There is 24-hour RN supervision, which is impressive and unusual, as opposed to having one on call. The residents' families are very happy with the care there. Staff members seem very alert to residents who need more care, and are very diligent about care conferences and keeping family members up to date on care. One thing to double-check before considering becoming a resident: There is a high staff turnover going on right now, even staff that has been there many years"”and the staff that remains makes no bones about letting people know their discontent with the management. An additional drawback it that it's pricey for the area.
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Questions About Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The Assisted living program at Pacifica Calaroga Terrace provides seniors with the supportive services they need to continue living as independently and vibrantly as possible. Our highly trained Wellness Team creates a customized, personal care program for each resident based on an assessment conducted with the resident and his or her family prior to move-in, ensuring all needs will be met properly.

What programs or activities does Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace offers an ever-changing calendar of events to residents seven days a week, from morning till evening. An active social life is a great way to make the days interesting, but there are benefits to companionship that reach far beyond keeping busy. Some of the activities offered, exercise and maintain health, enjoy exciting outings and excursions . . . and so much more.

What places are near Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Calaroga is often described as a city within a city and is the only retirement community located in the downtown Portland area that offers a simple month-to-month rent with no large buy-in or entrance fee. We are located in inner NE Portland between the sports arenas (Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum), and Lloyd Center Shopping Mall. We are very conveniently located by Rose Quarter Transit hub and have access to Portland Streetcar, MAX, and TriMet Buses within blocks and are just off I-5 for those that are driving.

What transportation services does Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace offer to assisted living residents?

We have a full-time, certified chauffeur is available for private transportation through the community’s transportation department. Scheduled services take residents to nearby medical appointments, shopping trips, religious services, banks, postal services and more. We also have a Full Time bus driver providing additional trips to group events such theater, symphony, and scenic drives.

What makes the chef or dining program at Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Dining is a delight at Pacifica Senior Living. Meals are prepared fresh daily by our on-site chefs and are served in beautifully appointed restaurant-style settings by attentive dining room staff.

What safety features or security measures does Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace offer to assisted living residents?

Licensed nurse is on sight and on-call 24/7. Our compassionate, highly skilled, clinical experts focus on the well-being of each of the residents. Our wellness team provides individual assessments, medication administration, health monitoring and health education. We also provide assistance in coordinating care with the family and the doctor. Our goal is to be sure that each resident receives the health attention they require to live a vibrant and fulfilling life. We also have a Wellness Directors work on sight that works alongside our team to create a wellness plan specifically tailored to each and every one of our residents.

How does Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Monthly family meeting are held for family to be able to bond with the staff and be able to asks any questions or address any concerns they might have.

If Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are a pet friendly community. Pets are part of the family at Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace. The communities have designated pet areas for convenience.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace provides on going monthly training for each staff member. All the staff has to maintained 12 hours of continuing education class for the year.

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Features of Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace


  • Minimum Rate: $3400/month
  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: We Have 24 Hour Nurses


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • Licenses: Yes
  • State Licenses: 50R009

About Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace

Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace is a retirement community in Portland, Oregon offering independent and assisted living with close access to medical care, shopping, dining and entertainment. At Pacifica, we truly want our residents to rediscover life and all it has to offer. And our commitment to you is to help you make those discoveries each and every day. Our diverse and extensive activities program reflects what our residents enjoy doing the most. Our senior living community has ongoing seminars, walking program, arts and crafts, games, lunch outings, trips throughout Oregon, and so much more! With chef-prepared meals daily as well as weekly housekeeping and paid utilities, you'll have time to rediscover life's pleasures!

What Makes Us Special

Only retirement community with services in central Portland with month-to-month rental without a large entrance fee or buy-in. All apartments have balconies, kitchenettes, large closets and lots of natural light.

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