Yes, other places in Portland have beautiful views and are nicely laid out with nice interiors. But it is a no-brainer… especially if you like activities and being able to walk half a block to everything you need. It's perfect for both people that are local ( looking for a new home) and for out-of-towners, like us, this is the place! We moved from across the country, without even actually taken a tour of the building.
Sure it may seem like a leap of faith, but the reason is very clear. What REALLY separates Park Avenue West from ALL other places is how wonderful the staff have been. So much so that it motivated me to write my very first Yelp review.
Taylor, Denise, Katie and Paris, Jerry, Norma (in no particular order…all super) have been friendly, responsive, communicative, helpful, thoughtful, understanding and genuinely nice!
They have been spot on with all of their recommendations for restaurants, stores, directions and overall help.
Being from out of town we did look at other buildings (including Block 17). I'm not the "Debbie Downer" type, and I have a hard time being critical but come on, taking well over two weeks to respond to me just became unacceptable. When they did contact me, I felt like I was wasting their time. I never felt like that with Park Avenue West.
I can't use enough words and expressions to say how wonderful they have made our move. IMHO, they should be completely 100% full and I feel very fortunate to call this my new home. I never want to leave.
All new properties have Growing Pains, but in those rare moments, again the staff is lovingly bending over backwards, always with a smile and laugh and friendly face to make sure that all residents are satisfied. I personally witnessed how they are with other residents too and they are impeccable.
For example a recent issue came up, which could've taken (oh I don't know, maybe 2 weeks :0…humor intended) to resolve, but the staff reacted immediately and had it resolved in record time.
Whew… Like I said this is my first review . Yelp said that I wrote my pants off which is a complete understatement! However, the staff are really that good! Kudos to them.