Portland, Oregon, is home to about 653,503 residents, 12.8% of which are aged 65 and over. Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia continue to impact senior communities, and Portland is no exception. Between 2014 and 2018, Alzheimer-related deaths rose considerably from 263 to 383, an increase of 42.91%, according to the Centers For Disease Control. Just an 8% increase in overall death rates during the same period only amplifies the seriousness of Alzheimer’s in the city.

The good news is there are multiple memory care communities in Portland that offer safe, comfortable environments where seniors receive specialized care to help slow down the process of cognitive regression. Staff at these facilities work around the clock to provide therapies and care tailored to those living with memory impairment. This guide provides detailed information, including the comparable costs of memory care in nearby states and cities, and other valuable resources for seniors and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Portland, OR

2015, 2016

Courtyard at Mt. Tabor

6323 SE Division St., Portland, OR, 97206

My father is in Courtyard at Mount Tabor. They’ve been really, really wonderful. Their activities have been fantastic. They worked really, really hard to make my dad feel at home there and they still … (read more)
My father is in Courtyard at Mount Tabor. They’ve been really, really wonderful. Their activities have been fantastic. They worked really, really hard to make my dad feel at home there and they still … (read more)

Cherrywood Village

1417 SE 107th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97216

Portland, Oregon’s Cherrywood Village provides independent and assisted living as well as memory care. Residents and their loved ones rate amenities highly, including the swimming pool, fitness room, … (read more)
Portland, Oregon’s Cherrywood Village provides independent and assisted living as well as memory care. Residents and their loved ones rate amenities highly, including the swimming pool, fitness room, … (read more)

2021

The Cottages Senior Living

1808 SE 182nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97233

I feel so blessed to have found this home for my Ex Husband. The staff is so caring, kind and capable. They also communicate very well with family and notify us timely of any situation. During Covi … (read more)
I feel so blessed to have found this home for my Ex Husband. The staff is so caring, kind and capable. They also communicate very well with family and notify us timely of any situation. During Covi … (read more)

Summerplace Assisted Living & Memory Care

15727 NE Russell St, Portland, OR, 97230

Summerplace Assisted Living & Memory Care is situated in Portland, OR, a short drive from Glendoveer Golf Course. Guests have access to a library, exercise room and a lounge with large TVs. Summer … (read more)
Summerplace Assisted Living & Memory Care is situated in Portland, OR, a short drive from Glendoveer Golf Course. Guests have access to a library, exercise room and a lounge with large TVs. Summer … (read more)

St. Andrews Memory Care

7617 SE Main St, Portland, OR, 97215

St. Andrews Memory Care was a nice place. It wouldn’t work for my brother because he couldn’t smoke. He smokes a lot. But that was a good place. They have activities with the patients. It seemed like … (read more)
St. Andrews Memory Care was a nice place. It wouldn’t work for my brother because he couldn’t smoke. He smokes a lot. But that was a good place. They have activities with the patients. It seemed like … (read more)

Pacific Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

17309 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR, 97230

My husband is at Pacific Gardens in Portland. He’s in their Alzheimer’s care unit. It’s been good. All of the staff are very friendly, and the residents seem to be happy. With COVID, I haven’t really … (read more)
My husband is at Pacific Gardens in Portland. He’s in their Alzheimer’s care unit. It’s been good. All of the staff are very friendly, and the residents seem to be happy. With COVID, I haven’t really … (read more)

Tabor Crest Residential Care

7430 SE Division St, Portland, OR, 97206

I have such peace of mind, knowing that my mom gets excellent care. The facility is very clean and it’s structured to address the individual needs of a memory care resident. The director is absolu … (read more)
I have such peace of mind, knowing that my mom gets excellent care. The facility is very clean and it’s structured to address the individual needs of a memory care resident. The director is absolu … (read more)

Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living Community

2828 Southeast Taylor Street, Portland, OR, 97214


Harvest Homes

6921 N Roberts Ave., Portland, OR, 97203

I had a tour of Harvest Homes. I had spoken to the administration and some of the staff there. I’ve even talked to some of the residents. My first impression was that it’s a small facility. They serve … (read more)
I had a tour of Harvest Homes. I had spoken to the administration and some of the staff there. I’ve even talked to some of the residents. My first impression was that it’s a small facility. They serve … (read more)

Sapphire at Firwood Gardens

819 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97230


Revere Court of Portland

11547 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR, 97220

We toured Revere Court of Portland. I liked the size of it. It wasn’t a great big facility, and it was one level. The staff was very informative, helpful, and she spent a lot of time with us; it wasn’ … (read more)
We toured Revere Court of Portland. I liked the size of it. It wasn’t a great big facility, and it was one level. The staff was very informative, helpful, and she spent a lot of time with us; it wasn’ … (read more)

Russellville Park

20 S.E. 103rd Ave, Portland, OR, 97216

Russellville Park is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Russellville in Portland, Oregon. Visitors and residents love that Russellville Park is a spacious and clean facility with a modern and cozy … (read more)
Russellville Park is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Russellville in Portland, Oregon. Visitors and residents love that Russellville Park is a spacious and clean facility with a modern and cozy … (read more)

Regency Park Assisted Living

8300 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR, 97225

Regency Park Assisted Living offers assisted living in a comfortable, secure environment in the beautiful city of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Residents enjoy amenities such as an on-site beauty salon and bar … (read more)
Regency Park Assisted Living offers assisted living in a comfortable, secure environment in the beautiful city of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Residents enjoy amenities such as an on-site beauty salon and bar … (read more)

Parkview at CherryWood Village

10721 SE Cherry Blossom Drive, Portland, OR, 97216

Parkview at Cherrywood Village is top tier. I wish I could put my grandmother in there, but it’s expensive. Nevertheless, it’s very nice, clean, and bright, with happy interiors. They have an interact … (read more)
Parkview at Cherrywood Village is top tier. I wish I could put my grandmother in there, but it’s expensive. Nevertheless, it’s very nice, clean, and bright, with happy interiors. They have an interact … (read more)

The Ackerly at Timberland

11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive, Portland, OR, 97229

The Ackerly at Timberland is located just off of Sunset Highway in Portland, Oregon near Timerland Park and Timberland Town Center. Residents have 24/7 access to therapy, game and weight rooms, a … (read more)
The Ackerly at Timberland is located just off of Sunset Highway in Portland, Oregon near Timerland Park and Timberland Town Center. Residents have 24/7 access to therapy, game and weight rooms, a … (read more)

Marquis Autumn Hills

6630 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR, 97225


Raleigh Hills Assisted Living

4815 Sw Dogwood Ln, Portland, OR, 97225


Fieldstone Cornell Landing

9860 NW Cornell Road , Portland, OR, 97229


Emerson House

3577 SE Division, Portland, OR, 97202

I recently toured this community, met with a nice lady named Caitlin who was the marketing person. What I really liked about the place was how it is all separated by how much care the person with dem … (read more)
I recently toured this community, met with a nice lady named Caitlin who was the marketing person. What I really liked about the place was how it is all separated by how much care the person with dem … (read more)


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Portland

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Oregon. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Portland

The Oregon Department of Human Services oversees Portland’s memory care facilities. It conducts regular inspections and deals with complaint investigations, application procedures and other necessary activities. The office is responsible for licensing all care facilities throughout the state. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Portland

  • Portland is home to 13 hospitals, including the Oregon Health Sciences University, which offers hope for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through its leading-edge treatment and research. Oregon is ranked 17th out of all the U.S. states for meeting its citizens’ health care needs.
  • Portland’s cost of living is 29% higher than the national average. This is offset somewhat with lower utility bills. Also, it doesn’t mean living in the city has to be a struggle financially, as there are several ways seniors can obtain financial assistance through the Oregon Department of Human Services.
  • Seniors have access to several low-cost transportation options in Portland, including door-to-door shuttles for medical appointments and shopping. There’s also a shared-ride service for seniors who are unable to use regular buses or trains.
  • The city enjoys around 144 sunny days per year, with temperatures during the warmer months from June to September averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures rarely go below freezing with averages of 36 degrees. Although the city receives 43 inches of rain per year, the three inches of snow it receives is significantly less than the national average.
  • Seniors who withdraw from retirement accounts or an IRA are taxed at the full rate, while both public and private pensions are partially taxed. On the plus side, Portland’s senior residents are exempt from state income tax on their Social Security retirement benefits. Furthermore, zero sales tax and lower than average property taxes are why Oregon is considered a moderately tax-friendly state towards seniors.
  • Portland has a crime rate of 55 per 1,000 residents, one of the highest in the United States. In particular, property and violent crime combined is higher than the national average. However, residents can rest easy as many memory care facilities in the city offer excellent security measures, such as 24-hour staffing and video surveillance.

Paying for Memory Care in Portland

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, average memory care costs in Portland are $6,219 per month. Memory care is 20-30% more expensive than assisted living and is typically an additional service provided in an assisted living community. Therefore, the figure is established by adding an extra 25% on top of the city’s average AL costs. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $6,219 per month, memory care in Portland is slightly lower than the average costs across Oregon, which is $6,306, but moderately higher than the national average of $5,625. Compared to some other cities in Oregon, such as Salem, at $6,875, and Eugene and Springfield, at $7,029, Portland could be seen as offering good value financially. The only nearby town to offer slightly lower rates is Bend, where seniors pay $6,044.

$6219

Portland

$6306

Oregon

$5625

The United States

$7029

Springfield

$7029

Eugene

$6875

Salem

$6044

Bend

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to memory care services, seniors in Portland have access to several other care options, including in-home care comprising homemaker services or home health aides, each costing $7,146 per month. Adult day health care services are another option and cost $2,708, while those needing extra help with daily tasks can opt for assisted living at an average monthly cost of $4,975. Nursing home facilities offer private and semi-private rooms, costing on average $11,777 and $10,661 per month, respectively.

$7146

Homemaker Services

$7146

Home Health Aide

$2708

Adult Day Health Care

$4975

Assisted Living Facility

$11777

Nursing Home Facility (Private Room)

$10661

Nursing Home Facility (Semi-private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Portland

In Portland there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply,  Memory Care in Oregon page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care in Oregon

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Portland

There are many resources available in the Portland area for seniors living in or considering moving to a memory care facility in the city. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and caregivers can take advantage of several free services, including voluntary services, legal support and advice and opportunities to participate in clinical trials. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's disease care serves 38 Oregon and Southwest Washington counties. As well as having offices in Portland, the association can also be found in Eugene, Salem, Bend and Medford. Since 1982, families have benefitted from reliable information and care consultation. As well as helping increase funding for dementia research, the association has also played a significant role in influencing public policy changes across Oregon.

(503) 297-7000

Visiting Angels offers care and support to those suffering from all stages of Alzheimer's, dementia and any other form of cognitive impairment. It can include assistance with medication, eating and general health and safety. Care plans are designed to meet seniors' specific needs and are flexible to ensure they can be easily adapted to meet their ever-changing circumstances. Visiting Angels fully qualified staff members can offer additional support during holiday periods, weekends and evenings, should it be required. 

(503) 494-7772

The center consists of a significant number of researchers whose aim is to seek new ways to prevent, cure or improve care for cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's. People with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia can benefit from the expert knowledge of experienced neurologists working at the OSHU Brain Institute, including the renowned doctor and scientist Doctor Jeffrey Kaye, M.D. A team of specialists meets daily to assess cases, and patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia may be eligible to participate in clinical trials that are conducted occasionally. In addition, there’s also a wide range of support services for patients and families. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portland

Portland Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oregon page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Oregon