FAQs for renting a room in a Share Home in Portland, Oregon

Why rent with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent in shared homes - we work with our homeowners to hand select each property to make sure it is up to our standard. We then help our residents find their roommates and build a unique community in their home. Finally, we have an incredible team behind the scenes that are always a message away through our app if and when you need us. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a shared home that hits the sweet spot between great quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle. Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. Our 30-day trial, option to transfer to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms are all designed to help you rent with confidence. Live in good company. Our Meet & Greet Chat takes the stress out of finding a roommate by making sure everyone in the household is a match from day one. We pre-screen all residents because your safety is our top priority. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Home Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities removing the need for arguing over venmo each month. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting these costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with a Smart TV, and kitchen essentials! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Shared Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, service and emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home with proper supporting documentation.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of your housing search. We offer beautiful homes (entire and shared) in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help connect you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. And finally, we believe you should be able to still afford to explore your new city as well. We pride ourselves on the fact that Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to Portland:

How to find a roommate in Portland

Moving into a Bungalow shared home is the easiest way to find great roommates. Our Meet & Greet Chat helps you connect with roommates you look forward to living with to form a one-of-a-kind household together.

What is the average rent in Portland?

According to Rent Cafe the average 1 bedroom apartment in Portland is $1,495. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Portland?

There are two types of public transit available in Portland, the bus and the MAX light rail service. The bus service is often used for short trips such as commuting to and from work or school or running errands. The MAX system is used for longer trips because it's more reliable, runs later into the evening than buses, and provides a view of what constitutes Portland itself. The cost of a ride on either bus or MAX ranges from $2 to $5 depending on your age. An all-day pass will range from $4 to $20 which can be much cheaper than paying per trip.

What to do in Portland

If you're not too picky about what activities to take part in, Portland is the place to be. Though it's very much an "on your own" city - your idea, your pace - there are incredible restaurants, world-class museums and theaters, biking through the country scenes (which is similar feeling as riding on a bike or binging). Portland offers everything from food sourced from within 150 miles of the city limits to one of the most talked about summer movie line ups in recent years. With so many great options for recreation and entertainment, you'll never be bored!

Schools and universities in Portland

Portland has many universities for students to choose from. Some of the most popular are Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Chatham University. Friends or family members with university preference will be able to steer you in the right direction after completing a degree search. It's also worth noting there are several prestigious universities not located in Portland but neighboring towns like Forest Grove and Hillsboro.

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