Just over 35% of the people living in Oregon choose to rent. They rent apartments in single-family units, multi-level units, hi-rises, condominiums, townhouses, beach homes, chalets and converted warehouses. There are many colleges in Oregon, with the demand for housing being higher in those towns and their surrounding areas. The average rent is $552 statewide. In larger cities like Portland, it can range from $500-1200, depending on the size of the unit.