PSU’s Daily Vanguard has produced an excellent Renter’s Guide. The guide is aimed at PSU students returning for the fall term, but the information presented can be useful to anyone looking to rent in Portland.
The articles include a Renter’s Manifesto, explaining renters rights, and responsibilities. Tips from an industry insider on how to secure your “dream apartment” (though this sounds unlikely on a student’s budget). A Craigslist apartment-hunting saga. And budgeting and TriMet guides.