Making it Work

Many times when people are applying for an AmeriCorps position, they find themselves asking “Can I make this work?”

Below are some resources and information about living in Portland, to help answer that question. We hope this helps your planning!



Portland has a relatively expensive housing market, so be sure to shop around to find your best option. Some suggested neighborhoods are included in the map above.

RENTCafé and PadMapper are both great resources for finding apartments.



TriMet serves almost all of the Portland metro region, including all MFS offices and sites. AmeriCorps members are also eligible for TriMet’s Low-Income Fare program and will have an opportunity to sign up during Pre-Service Orientation.

Trimet System Map