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Greenbriar Village

5132 SW Slavin Road, Portland, OR 97201
74%
67
Reviews
74%
% Recommended
55%
City Average
08/14/14
Resident

Pros: It's very close to downtown, and some of the apartments have nice views. It also feels relatively safe in terms of the community, and they've increased the night lighting near stairs. It's also pet-friendly, and there have been very few… Full Review ▶

06/18/14
Resident

This was a great place to live before the new manager, Adam began working here. Our rent has been increased every 6 months and he has threatened to charge us for violations which are not in our lease twice. I would… Full Review ▶

05/10/14
Resident

Constant maintenance issues, (power and water regularly being turned off without any prior notice, kitchen sink breaking, dated plumbing, etc), highly inconvenient laundry situation with disfunctional washers and dryers, dingy carpet, pricey electric bills, no air conditioning (gets extremely hot with… Full Review ▶

05/05/14
Resident

As a whole I've enjoyed my time at Greenbriar. The main manager has changed 3 times in the 2.5 years I've been there and they aren't very consistent with rules but all seem to have good intentions. That being said, Amy… Full Review ▶

05/04/14
Resident

Nice place to live at! - very close to downtown (5 mins by car, 10 by bus) - super easy connection to major roads (I-5, Barbur Blvd) - very close to sports facilities - very close to green parks - very… Full Review ▶

05/03/14
Resident

Moved in all by myself while my husband was out of state doing an internship. The staff was really friendly and very supportive. When the manager found out that I was all by myself for a few weeks, he didn't hesitate… Full Review ▶

05/03/14
Resident

I absolutely love this place. I've been here for 2 years and am so sad to be leaving (my roommates and I are just going separate ways). I don't know much about the current manager or maintenance guy because I think… Full Review ▶

05/02/14
Resident

So far my experience here has been good. It's a short 15 minute bike ride from PSU and the downtown area. It's definitely a workout to make it up Slavin Road on the the way back though. The staff is helpful… Full Review ▶

04/05/14
Resident

This was a fairly nice place to live. The rent was cheap (I moved in with someone who had been living here already though), and I liked the staff. I think they were also living in the complex and they were… Full Review ▶

12/10/13
Resident

I lived here for a year. The manager who first rented to me was great. Helpful and personable. His girfriend was out every morning cleaning up the grounds and they worked to improve the landscaping. Then he was gone and the… Full Review ▶

10/03/13
Prospective Resident

If you have bad credit or a felony (even if its over 20 years ago) they won't accept you. The apartment manager will tell you that they only go back 7 years prior which is not true. We were honest to… Full Review ▶

04/08/13
Resident

The upside- it's a quick drive/bus ride to downtown and the price is reasonable considering... However parking is a nightmare for the people who get home from work at 5pm I'm sure it's great, but anyone who works a late night… Full Review ▶

04/08/13
Resident

I have lived here for little over 1 year, and have not had a good nights sleep during that time. The floorboards are old and weak, the windows are single-panned, and the walls are paper thin. I hear every step my… Full Review ▶

01/04/13
Resident

Would not recommend this place. My apartment had fleas from the time I moved in because the previous owner had cats. Management hired a company to spray my apartment but did not air out the place after the flea bomb, so… Full Review ▶

12/31/12
Resident

My best friend & I lived here from March until mid-December and we loved it! Sure, the apartments are a little outdated and nothing fancy (and the laundry situation can be a bit of a pain), but you get what you… Full Review ▶

10/22/12
Resident

I have lived here at Greenbriar for close to a year now and there is no camparison to the place I used to live. Greenbriar staff are friendly,accomodating and responsive to the needs of their customers. Whenever I have brought an… Full Review ▶

10/20/12
Resident

My husband and I have lived here for a year and we are satisfied with Greenbriar Village. As others have said, the highway is right there and you can hear it, but the apartments are sturdily constructed with good insulation and… Full Review ▶

10/12/12
Resident

A friend of mine once called this place the island of misfit toys. I have actually grown to appreciate their 'endearing' assessment of 'the village'. I like the place, now that it has been a couple of years... Don't believe the… Full Review ▶

10/10/12
Resident

Lovely place to live. Lots of natural beauty around. Plus it's a two minute walk from bus lines 1, 12, 38, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56. Probably the most convenient you can live in relation to downtown Portland without paying obscene… Full Review ▶

10/09/12
Resident

Great location, great price, great management. The units sometimes have their "issues," but that's to be expected at this price point. I lived here nearly 3 years and I'd recommend it to anyone, especially those new to the area. Full Review ▶

10/09/12
Resident

You're definitely paying for location when you move here. Our kitchen has limited counter space, a 30-40 year old oven, and drawers that frequently get stuck. The painters that come in to revamp the place before you move in do a… Full Review ▶

10/05/12
Resident

Less than 10 minutes drive to downtown, easy access to public transport, walking distance to the river, view of Mt. Hood from my apartment and the fact that it is super pet friendly...I love living here. The staff are extremely friendly… Full Review ▶

10/05/12
Resident

Great living experience and fantastic location!!! I have lived at Greenbriar for a year and a half and I have really enjoyed living here. I was not super excited about living in an apartment but the experience at greenbriar has surpassed… Full Review ▶

07/30/12
Resident

Over priced for the quality of apartments. Fees on top if fees. Got pets? $300 non refundable deposit per pet. GSW up to $90/mo. Pool open only 3 months per year. Well within earshot of I-5. Full Review ▶

10/25/11
Resident

I have lived here for six months and really like it. I don't drive, so the multiple buslines are awesome. The guys in the office are very friendly and helpful. I've had a couple of maintenance issues lately and they were… Full Review ▶

08/10/11
Resident

Honestly this place wasn't bad. While the slanted parking lot is a bit of a pain, having I-5 close by wasn't that big of a deal (not too loud). It does have other problems though. For starters the windows are very… Full Review ▶

05/31/11
Resident

I just moved in a month ago and I love it here. I take the bus into downtown quite often and it is seriously less than 10 minutes from the apartments to Pioneer Square! The grounds are very clean and pretty.… Full Review ▶

05/23/11
Resident

I have been living at Greenbriar Village for almost 4 years if that tells you anything! The location is perfect for all my needs. The Burlingame Fred Meyer is within biking distance, there's hiking trails to OHSU which you can take… Full Review ▶

07/16/10
Resident

I was set up in a Greenbriar apartment for 3 months during the summer for a job where the company I was working for paid for rent. I thought this would a great set up but was sorely disappointed. Parking: So… Full Review ▶

05/11/10
Resident

I moved in here despite the reviews on this place. I'd say that some people's complaints are valid, but I haven't had any of the issues. My place is super cute, the wood is all white and the walls are tan,… Full Review ▶

05/01/10
Resident

My boyfriend and I have lived at the Greenbriar Village for almost 2 years. We moved from Washington and found ourselves lucky at the time to get an inexpensive one bedroom with easy access to PSU campus. However, from the beginning… Full Review ▶

04/30/10
Resident

I'll perfectly honest, this place wasn't a paradise or anything, but the staff was very nice and quick to help, and the location was beautiful. It may have Barber Blvd. on one side and I-5 on the other, but felt like… Full Review ▶

08/17/09
Resident

I lived in these apartments for over a year, it was awesome location. Managers were all really nice, and willing to help you with whatever you needed. Only thing is, they seem to never be at the office; leaving early all… Full Review ▶

04/13/09
Resident

This place is great for college students or college drop-outs. Basically if you are younger than thirty, probably aren't married, and don't have kids, this place will suit you just fine. It isn't luxury that's for sure. If you can afford… Full Review ▶

02/23/09
Resident

If you smoke, like loud music, snore, and don't have pets, by all means move in. Three of my neighbors smoke, and I don't. So on a summer day, I can't even open my windows without letting the smoke in (front… Full Review ▶

02/16/09
Resident

management office are unfriendly and very unhelpful. They are so lazy and always take the easy way to do everything without thinking about the condition of the customers. THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE THE EXTRA EFFORT TO HELP THE TENANT… Full Review ▶

01/15/09
Resident

I'm out looking for new apartments again and came across reviews of my old stomping ground. I left Greenbriar when I moved to Seattle for a job a few years ago. I lived there while I was in school and found… Full Review ▶

10/30/08
Resident

I moved in the summer and it was actually really nice. The pool is perfect because it's nice a cold so it's really refreshing. The fan and keeping the windows up all day helped keep it cool. It was super clean… Full Review ▶

09/27/08
Resident

Lived here for a year and grateful to get away. If you want to live next to screaming parties that keep you up until 4 a.m. this is the place for you. The walls are paper thin and in the winter… Full Review ▶

04/09/08
Resident

I lived here a couple years ago and it was awful but my x and I were desperate and lived the first year in denial, that it wasn't so bad, coming home ripping angry letters from management off our door, our… Full Review ▶

03/09/08
Resident

It is only October and my apartment is already freezing. We have put blankets over all the windows but we can't keep the draft out. There is virtually no insulation, as evident by the extreme noise problem. I have to listen… Full Review ▶

03/03/08
Resident

We have been here a long time, and have seen the best and worst of Greenbriar village, from the crippled, evil, crabby monster manager that would snap angrily at prospective tenants who criticized things to the 4th of July gunfight riot,… Full Review ▶

01/05/08
Resident

I moved in May 2007. My roommate and I were looking for something close to PSU, with ample parking, and cheap. That pretty much sums it up. Greenbriar isn't a garden of eden, but it's not the 9th circle of hell… Full Review ▶

12/13/07
Resident

I am so happy I don't live there anymore. I've never been happier. My last two months were the most horrible nightmare I ever had. It is true, "things happen", "problems happen" ...and then you have a management team that makes… Full Review ▶

12/13/07
Resident

The first half of living here was actually really nice. The neighbors were great. It was comfortable. The walls are paper thin, so you really have to rely on your neighbors to be nice people. If you're a serious student or,… Full Review ▶

10/06/07
Resident

Ok, let's start saying that all those nice reviews have been obviously written by management. Crime? It's been twice in the last six months that I got up in the morning and saw four cars broken into. I have had five… Full Review ▶

09/23/07
Resident

I am leaving my apartment here. Some issues have come up and I am hoping to have a good understanding with the new management team about my leaving. I will update and re-edit this review once everything has been solved. Let's… Full Review ▶

09/01/07
Resident

I've been living here at the Greenbriar for about two years now and have been lucky enough to rent a wonderful two bedroom apartment. However I just received a notice saying that I would now have to pay water, sewer, garbage… Full Review ▶

05/31/07
Resident

I have lived at Greenbriar Village since Sept 2006. In that time I made friends with the management and accepted the apartments downfalls for what they were because it was a great price and location. These included noisy partying neighbors, neighbors… Full Review ▶

05/09/07
Resident

If you enjoy being treated like a first-grade student by your landlords, a fake-smile nosy and regulated corporate environment, and like to basically get conned for cheaper rent with a decent view, go for it. Don't plan on fixing a car… Full Review ▶

01/27/07
Resident

If you are concerned about crime, check the statistics (link http://www.gis.ci.portland.or.us/maps/police/), There weren't any reported crimes in this complex in the past 12 months and only a couple in the complexes nearer to Corbett. The stats were about the same two… Full Review ▶

10/23/06
Resident

You always have the feeling that something terrible is going to happen to you. The windows and sliding doors have recent intruder tool marks in the door jams. The walls have spray paint touch up that will start peeling off all… Full Review ▶

08/21/06
Resident

Greenbriar Village Apartments historically, have had many managers in a short amount of time; Jan 2004 our newest manager - Jessica Merwin, stayed for 18 months. She was able to raise the bar on costomer serivce by promoting TEAM MANAGEMENT, provided… Full Review ▶

08/16/06
Resident

college dorms off campus basically. The managment seem "busy" but they are not. No people skills. Full Review ▶

02/18/06
Resident

If it werent for a few accurate comments, I would be convinced they were talking about somewhere else. Yes, the sound from the freeway is a bit annoying at times, but it can be easily tuned out. Furthermore, if you live… Full Review ▶

09/23/05
Resident

Close to I-5 and management you rarely see-and those are the (only) good things about living here. There are cats everywhere you look, which keeps the mice out but leaves the great cat urine smell everywhere. The management claim there are… Full Review ▶

09/23/05
Resident

I have had a million noise complaints and nothing ever is done about it. The people are RUDE the apartments are crappy and the management is friendly but doesn't help. I've regretted moving in since the beginning and am working on… Full Review ▶

01/31/05
Resident

I am a current tenant and it took 4 months to fix my linking sink. I can only imagine what the person's ceiling looks like below me. The management is horrible and needs to be fired. I am looking for a… Full Review ▶

01/02/05
Resident

Maintenence problems never fixed! Lots of Black Mold! Manager is condesending and never gets anything done. Tired of it so I am leaving. Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

This is the worest place to live in Portland. Don't expect to see the manager or the maintenance people after the day you moved in. THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE. The manager lives above the office and they'll never stay in the… Full Review ▶

06/30/04
Resident

No major problems to report. I was very content during my stay for the most part. I did have to wait a while for a maintenence request, but other than that no problems. if you get the right apartment, the view… Full Review ▶

05/26/04
Resident

Do not move here, I lived here for 6 months my maintenance issues were never taken care of when I would go to the office to talk to the manager she was never there it seemed she was always outside smoking.… Full Review ▶

03/12/04
Resident

I know that people have said awful things about greenbriar village, but it has really changed. There is new management on site and a really close knit community has evolved. You should take another look. Full Review ▶

10/20/03
Resident

Older apartments, horrible management, maintenance requests takes months (literally). Much better places for the money. Full Review ▶

07/27/03
Resident

wow what can i say about this hole in a wall. first of all it is right next to 1-5 and its freaking load especially when trucks decide to use their jack brakes as they go by the complex. easy access… Full Review ▶

12/17/02
Resident

management slow on doing repairs.
closest bus stop is 6 blocks.
street noise is really bad.
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04/25/02
Resident

Sure the idea of cheap rent sounds nice, but don?t let that fool you dear reader. You?re in for one hell of a ride at this apartment complex. From a pool that?s never maintained, to the constant weirdo?s walking around, you?ll… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 994
11 $ 810
21 $ 1000
21.5 $ 1050
22 $ 1005
31.5 $ 1242
32 $ 1196

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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