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Yards at Union Station

815 Northwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209
53%
120
Reviews
53%
Apartment Rating
54%
City Average
05/25/14
Prospective Resident

A cute little place near the rail station. The people in the office were warm and friendly towards myself and little one. They were very helpful in helping me find a nice place. I wish all buildings had this level of… Full Review ▶

11/04/13
Resident

This place is a total DUMP! And the manager is useless! I live here now, first time renting in Portland and the last! Trash everywhere, dog feces everywhere, homeless looking people collecting garbage and dripping trash all over the building. Out… Full Review ▶

06/06/13
Resident

I figured I might as well write a positive review, because all of the negative ones can be very frightening and disheartening. I honestly have had no major issues what so ever since moving in earlier this year. I wasn't even… Full Review ▶

01/11/13
Resident

THIS PLACE IS THE WORST. I lived there for over a year and was honestly the worst place I've ever lived. Random crazies screaming in the middle of the hallways and outside at night. I had crack heads sit next to… Full Review ▶

09/14/12
Resident

There are a few different buildings in this ~500 unit complex. Address 815 is newer and cleaner than some of the others (okay, the low income buildings, I said it). No complaints about noise from the trains, I rather enjoy the… Full Review ▶

06/19/12
Resident

DON'T LIVE HERE! Your packages will disappear. You'll have meth-heads on your roof. Your apartment will flood. The hallways will smell like trash because the chute is consistently backed-up which will bring fruit flies into your apartment. And the workers will… Full Review ▶

09/25/11
Resident

Getting involved w/ the community makes it a better place. Residents are encouraged to get to know each other, look out for one another. Together "we" can make a difference, a positive impact on our community. Sure the Management is "questionable"… Full Review ▶

09/10/11
Resident

I would never recommend this apartment complex. They are the rudest people I have dealt with and they lie to your face and you don't even get anywhere when calling Corporate Office.They tell you that you will get all your money… Full Review ▶

07/29/11
Resident

There is no rating low enough to give this hell hole. Do you want pee and puke in the common areas, do you want poop in the public washing machine, do you want crackheads as neighbors? Do you want nothing to… Full Review ▶

06/15/11
Resident

Decent place if you can put up with having stuff stolen off your patio and having your car broken into 3 times in the space of a few months. People here steal laundry out of the dryers too, even though there… Full Review ▶

06/11/11
Resident

Oh, The Yards...where to start? When I first toured The Yards, nestled between Steel and Broadway Bridges, I was pretty impressed. The interior of the building was clean, but lacked any decor. Very dorm-ish, really. The grounds were also well kept… Full Review ▶

03/30/11
Resident

I have lived in The Yards twice in a period of three years. I wouldn't have moved back in had I had an absolutely horrible experience. It certainly isn't the worst place I have lived. Positives: -With the yellow and green… Full Review ▶

01/27/11
Resident

We have lived at the Yards now for a few months and recently found out that we were mislead about our apartment. I went to discuss this with the manager and I was received with nasty faces, yelling, and telling me… Full Review ▶

09/09/10
Resident

I'm surprised to read all the negative reviews about this place. My fiance and I moved here three months ago and have been very satisfied. These apartments are certainly not luxury apartments by any means, but neither are they a dump.… Full Review ▶

07/09/10
Prospective Resident

Management is rude and unorganized. Parking is a nightmare. They gave us a parking ticket when we just viewed the appartments! We were there for 15 minutes thinking about moving there. The manager would never call us back and made us… Full Review ▶

05/26/10
Resident

Seemed like a wonderful idea right by the water. Soon I found out that the management staff was only interested in filling units and not taking care of problems in our units. Loud tenants are ignored, smokers are not taken care… Full Review ▶

05/23/10
Resident

You are on this website for one of two reasons;
1) You want to know what this place is like because you are thinking of moving here.
2) You are a pathetic recipient/resident that is here for your daily… Full Review ▶

04/25/10
Resident

I lived there for a year and couldnt believe all the homeless crazy people that were around there. The hallways smelled like POOP!!! There was a bed bug out break in one of the buildings!!! The office staff is ok nothing… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

For people who don't have or don't want to have a car and can get by without one, The Yards is a pretty good deal. Located right at the north end of the transit mall, it's a short walk to a… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

it's kinda hard to get a good idea of the place now. its been a few months now since my last post, and i didnt realize there are different "classes" or income levels as far as each building. so i wonder… Full Review ▶

04/03/10
Resident

I've lived here for two years now, and love this place. Granted, it isn't for everybody. The office staff has always been friendly and helpful, with one exception, but she's been gone for quite a while now. This complex isn't fancy,… Full Review ▶

03/17/10
Resident

The yards is like a credit card company, fees fees fees. The worst managment ever if they will even call you back like the manager April. There is mold, transients and if something breaks in your house to bad. I didn't… Full Review ▶

02/09/10
Resident

don't feel like ranting but they trapped us here, office staff are -------s, they rip you off, maintnance is a joke....etc. plus the walls are paper thin, i regularly hear my neighbors having sex next door, people shouting on the streets,… Full Review ▶

02/18/09
Resident

Before I leave my apartment next week I would like to extend my token of appreciation to The Yards at Union Station. This has been my home for over 7 years; it would have been 8 years in May of this… Full Review ▶

12/17/08
Resident

I have lived at the Yards for almost a year now, and it is by far the worst-managed building I have ever lived in. Maintenance of the building is irregular at best, and there is a high population of drug users… Full Review ▶

10/16/08
Resident

There are a few drawbacks to living here: It's pretty noisy at night, since there are plenty of college students living here, the front doors are constantly jammed, so that I have to walk to the side door to let myself… Full Review ▶

07/29/08
Resident

Hello readers, I am a 23 year old single male who has lived in 11 states and has rented from many leasing offices. I lived in New Orleans before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina and dealt with some pretty sketchy landlords.… Full Review ▶

04/25/08
Resident

when you drive or walk by looking at the outside the place does not look so bad. the inside is sooo sick and nasty. the halls are all vandalized with writing, spit, food, marks and scatched all over the walls miss… Full Review ▶

02/08/08
Resident

I've live in one of the townhousesthe complex for 2 years now and, for the size, price and location, it's a pretty good deal. I work downtown and no where else could I find a large 2 floor townhouse w/ washer… Full Review ▶

01/31/08
Resident

I moved in to the Yards in August of 07, thinking that the place was okay. About a month later, my college aged neighbors moved in. They are loud, they play rap music constantly, I can hear them smoking pot threw… Full Review ▶

12/07/07
Resident

I've lived here for over 7 years. It wasn't bad at first, not great but not bad, however ever since the apartment contracted with the art school the place has turned into a disgusting, dirty, smelly, and NOISY dormitory. There are… Full Review ▶

10/11/07
Resident

I have lived here for 4yrs and love my place I have my own cleaning buisness and this place is very clean I see staff cleaning every day so who ever is writing bad reviews the are liars and need to… Full Review ▶

10/11/07
Resident

We did have problems with dirty halls, laundry room and trash room. Most of those issues have finally been dealt with in the A building. We still have a huge safty issue. We are finding that the unlocked front and back… Full Review ▶

10/10/07
Resident

I lived in GSL properties for five years, 3 at the Yards. In the last year, the office personnel went from rude to incompetent The grounds are dirty, the buildings interiors' are filthy & offensively stinky. (The first floor elevator buttons… Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

The leasing office busted their balls to get my moved-in, less than a week before I had to be out of my previous place (last minute scramble)...and generally are always willing to help you out. Awesome location too:) Full Review ▶

10/03/07
Resident

With the exception of the student population in the building, we are in general very happy with the Yards. We are fairly low maintenence tenants who pay our rent and basically only have contact with office if something needs repair (which… Full Review ▶

09/30/07
Resident

Afternoons around here are dead quiet. Peaceful as can be. Why? Because (take note all of you who work late and get to bed after midnight), if anything noisy around here has to be done, if any task requires a gasoline… Full Review ▶

09/30/07
Resident

I've lived here for over a year. My apartment and the building are just fair at best. Despite the obligatory rent increase the building maintenance appears to be going downhill. The walls in the hallway on my floor were prepped for… Full Review ▶

09/24/07
Resident

I moved in to this apartment in June 2007. I really like my apartment but the noise from hellicopters and the trains are horrible. The apartment buildings stink and there is no A/C or heat in the Apartment complex itself. Nothing… Full Review ▶

08/09/07
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years, when I moved in during the Summer of 2004, the place was well kept, the staff was friendly and there were many long term residents. Over the last six months, apartment turnover has been… Full Review ▶

07/24/07
Resident

As long as you don't mind the sound of the trains this is a great place to live. I got used to the noise really quick so it no longer bothers me. My boyfriend and I share a two level townhouse… Full Review ▶

06/02/07
Resident

I have lived here since the middle of 2006 and I really love it. it really is my "home". I just dont understand some of these negative ratings on here. I just found out about this apartmentratings thing today and as… Full Review ▶

05/23/07
Resident

I have lived at the yards since March 15, 2007. At the yards you are within walking distance to many of the bus lines within fareless square. You will find yourself within walking distance to: the Post Office, the Grey Hound… Full Review ▶

05/11/07
Resident

My roommate and I have only lived here a few months now, but overall our experience has been very positive. The grounds are gorgeous, with lots of landscaping and open places to relax that you rarely find in apartments close to… Full Review ▶

05/03/07
Resident

The Yards has caused me some frustration. Mostly, the staff is fine but sometimes I get the idea that they don't have any training--lots of turnover.

My lease has ended and I am looking forward to getting out of The Yards. It… Full Review ▶

05/01/07
Resident

I've lived at the Yards At Union Station for roughly a year now. Needless to say, once my lease is up I wont be staying here. I find the place a bit overpriced and never had a really cheerful experience dealing… Full Review ▶

04/06/07
Resident

After 10 months living at the Yards, I recommend it as a place to enjoy the view, the neighborhood, the landscaping. I walk everywhere in town from here, and feel safe. The management treats me professionally, and I rarely hear my… Full Review ▶

04/03/07
Resident

Before I write my review, I'd just like to say to the people who are complaining about the trains...why would you move into the yards AT UNION STATION if the train noise annoys you? Idiots.

I live in a studio in the… Full Review ▶

03/09/07
Resident

The train noise drives us insane, that's about our only complaint. I hear that the studio apartments are awful (full of college kids) but we're in a townhouse so it's pretty quiet.

Maintenance is pretty good about fixing things, and we haven't… Full Review ▶

02/14/07
Resident

1) If you have a regular 2-bedroom atp, you have to pay $75 (single spot) -$90(one long spot for 2 cars) EXTRA/month for parking in their underground garage. Otherwise your only option is to park somewhere else where there's free long… Full Review ▶

02/04/07
Resident

I would not move back. They sent our deposit extremely late and then apparently was not aware that the law in Oregon states they need to have the deposit back or a notice of why they are keeping said charges back… Full Review ▶

01/13/07
Resident

dont trust any positive review which is edited by employees.

the worst decision ever i made. Full Review ▶

12/22/06
Resident

I've been here almost two years and love it.
I have a great view, love the trains, & don't own a car.
The best sites in the city are within walking distance, if yer not lazy.
It's inexpensive & that may attract… Full Review ▶

12/11/06
Resident

The Yards at Union Station have horrible insulation, it's unbearably hot during the summer to the point where I couldn't even be in the building. The sound from other apartments is just as bad I could hear everything going on in… Full Review ▶

11/19/06
Resident

ppl constantly leave here
just so bad Full Review ▶

10/24/06
Resident

I moved in here at the end of July and I am loving it dont have many problems with anything but that damn train late at night. Sorry but it just seems like the train conductor is alittle too happy with… Full Review ▶

10/22/06
Resident

This is true! I was almost not even allowed to enter my apartment building because the police had sectioned off the lobby for a crime scene. I know that the place is located downtown but this does not have to mean… Full Review ▶

10/05/06
Resident

Okay my last comment is deleted.
I just wana tell you the fact.
Im a resident of this apt. (studio)
I am gona leave here asap.

I can hear...
- Daily conversation
- TV
- Music through tiny speakers
- Snoring
- Sneezing
- Steps from hall way, and next room
-… Full Review ▶

09/29/06
Resident

As I said before, I have lived here 3 years and never had any issues with Management. The noise level is by far the quietest of the 3 apartments I have lived in in Downtown Portland. Yes, it is a large… Full Review ▶

09/29/06
Resident

I have lived here for 7 months now.

I am close to everything EVERYTHING. Some of you must have never been downtown before, or be from the farm country! Come have you not ever had of traffic before, I mean your downtown… Full Review ▶

09/29/06
Resident

First of all, for you conspiracy freaks, I'm not an employee. I worked at a tech firm in Old Town. I lived there for a year and only left because I got a new job in a different state. Walking distance… Full Review ▶

09/23/06
Resident

Dont trust any positive review Full Review ▶

09/09/06
Resident

Everyone in the office is horriable. They are rude, uneducated and poor communication. Full Review ▶

08/31/06
Resident

I really think the Yards isn't getting a fair trial here. Anyone who has ever lived in a dorm in college is not going to be phased by this place at all. In fact, besides the train, it was very quiet… Full Review ▶

08/30/06
Resident

Hey, I loved living at the Yards. I would walk everywhere, take the train to Seattle, enjoy the view from my apartment (okay maybe not the view so much since I just looked at another building), and the eccentric people who… Full Review ▶

08/12/06
Resident

seriously. living in the city can be awesome but this is the worst security for the money. management asks you to call their security after hours because the police charge them...and then the fools don't show up. I had to scare… Full Review ▶

08/09/06
Resident

The Yards can be quite a nice place. Sure you have the trains, but you knew that when moving in. Welcome to city life! If you can't afford the Hill District then don't expect to live like you do.

Also, if you… Full Review ▶

07/29/06
Resident

I had no idea what it would show. 34 registered sex offenders with in 1 mile-11 within 1/2 mile. And that doesn't say anything regarding a few crazy people who actually live here. Very recently a man who lived near by… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

First of all, the management is awful and doesn't seem to care about your needs. The location is great but one has to take in to consideration that it is downtown and that presents urban problems. There are homeless people but… Full Review ▶

07/12/06
Resident

I have just moved out of the Yards...I couldn't wait for my lease to be up. Here is a list of the things I experienced in one year of living in the outside townhouse/apartments.

1. LOUD! Some have blamed the section 8… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

I am one of the college students placed in this complex, and as such, I am fully aware of the types of people that many of these reviews claim us to be. However, I've found that our neighbors, who are not… Full Review ▶

06/06/06
Resident

Living at the Yards was hell!!! Almost as bad as attending AI. They tell you that they are nice 2 bedroom apartments then they cram you into a small two bedroom with three other people and charge each of you $800… Full Review ▶

05/01/06
Resident

I have lived here for 9 mos the location is great.I find the apts to be nice but small with lil storage, the parking is horrible and if you like additional parking fees ($85) or parking tickets this place is for… Full Review ▶

05/01/06
Resident

Ive live here now 9 mos. and some of what was said was true especially the need for on site security instead of a useless key card system.Does more to key me unsafe than safe. I find that my apt is… Full Review ▶

04/27/06
Resident

lived at the yards for 3months, couldn't take it any longer & moved. i was paying way too much for an apartment the size of a college dorm-which, the yards basically was a dorm to numerous college students. all night long… Full Review ▶

04/25/06
Resident

The management is biased against the lower-income residents, from not only my own personal experience but from what I have witnessed of their behavior towards the higher income residents and the lower income residents. I was told by the management that… Full Review ▶

04/24/06
Resident

1) The office is horribly disorganized, we were given a run around twice for parking, guest parking is seven dollars a day and not secure, not that the parking we paid 100 and some odd dollars each month for is either,… Full Review ▶

04/22/06
Resident

I'm in the "A" building. About 4 weeks ago, the card key system abruptly stopped working and the only way to get into the building was to go in when someone left or to be let in by someone living in… Full Review ▶

04/13/06
Resident

The tenants here are great, and the close in location is a plus. Thats it for anything good to say about the yards. All but one person on the staff is utterly useless. The noise from the train station is unbearable,… Full Review ▶

04/09/06
Resident

i'm an art institute student and i live in a town house, not an apartment and i think that by it's self has made my stay at the yards so much more enjoyable. I really like my apartment and i don't… Full Review ▶

04/01/06
Resident

Please don't make the mistake I did by living here. Signed my lease agreement by fax sight unseen, although I checked the GSL Website. I lived in the Yards from January 2003 to September 2004. In that time, two Yards residents… Full Review ▶

03/11/06
Resident

Cute apartment but the trains are really loud and often stop traffic flow, feels like freshman year in the dorms w/ all the partying, vandalism, and hall vomit. A muffled version of everything the neighbor does can usually be heard. There… Full Review ▶

03/03/06
Resident

I used to lived at The Yards for 6 months, during my stayed I didn't have big problem except the neighnor next to were playing loud music at thje middle of the night, like I can't hear anything but the base… Full Review ▶

01/17/06
Resident

i am about to move into the yards, have found the staff excellent, maybe because we are not paying them yet, but maybe it is a new staff member?

however, we are moving into a more humble 1 bedroom "town home"… Full Review ▶

12/31/05
Resident

Spent over two years at the Yards at Union Station and have found that service and quality have been nothing short of terrific. Although several folk have complained about the trains and other location issues, the building is well kept, staff… Full Review ▶

12/20/05
Resident

Every place has it's good and bad points. I would like to point out both.

Good:
* I lived in the last building in the set, so the apartment/condos in front of me (I assume) muffled the train sounds a great deal.

* Good… Full Review ▶

12/10/05
Resident

I lived here for a year and a half, and it was okay at first. Getting stuck behind the trains is the biggest downfall. I don't find the train noise too annoying. You just have to have air conditioning in the… Full Review ▶

12/10/05
Resident

It may look nice from the outside, but don't let that fool you. There are mulitple problems with this complex, first and foremost being it's location. You may think it's right downtown, it's close to the Max, what more could you… Full Review ▶

12/10/05
Resident

I lived at the Yards for close to a year. At first I thought it was a perfect place, close enough to the city but still far enough out to have some quiet. But just a heads up it is not… Full Review ▶

12/01/05
Resident

I lived there for a year. At first it was OK, and the only thing that bothered me was having to wait every single day for the train to pass. Living there was convenient, as it's near downtown where I worked,… Full Review ▶

10/07/05
Resident

I've lived here for over 2 years and I love it! Full Review ▶

10/04/05
Resident

I live here and very enjoy it. Love the rooftop and the gardens. Most people are friendly.
Downside would be the emo kids and yuppies, but no place is perfect.
And the maintenance people are great,if you take the time to… Full Review ▶

08/19/05
Resident

I've lived in this apartment complex for almost a year now (in 2 different rooms). I think it depends on what type of person you are that makes the experience either negative or positive.

If you're true urbanite, social, and can tolerate… Full Review ▶

08/13/05
Resident

I lived at the Yards for 6 months as a student. While I was living there I had the worst experience. My bike was stolen inside the very same garage they charge tons of money for to park your car each… Full Review ▶

07/21/05
Resident

I have lived in the Section 8 building for almost 2 years, mostly because I am busy and can't take the time to look for a new place to live. This place is wretched. The trains come and go at all… Full Review ▶

06/21/05
Resident

Definitely not from the residents! This is an awful place to live- the management is not responsive to problems, and there are many problems to deal with here. Full Review ▶

05/28/05
Resident

It is a fun place to live if you are young, and looking for an adult dormitory type of living. Full Review ▶

05/04/05
Resident

i just moved here last september and find this place the number one apartment i have lived in. i have an awesome view and it's alot more quiet than the place i lived before. i never lived downtown until now and… Full Review ▶

04/26/05
Resident

My 6 month stay at The Yards was an overall bad experience. They look nice on the outside but don't let the fact that they "look" new fool you. I experienced the same problems as I would expect in a 40… Full Review ▶

04/25/05
Resident

The quality of life here will drastically fluctuate, depending on who the management rents the apartments around yours. My one neighbor is quiet and considerate, the other has screaming fights with his girlfriend every couple of nights. I really liked living… Full Review ▶

12/24/04
Resident

I lived in a studio for a little over 6 months. It was fine. Clean, somewhat quiet. The kitchen was nice because it was bigger than most studios and the bathroom was big. More closet space would have been nice but… Full Review ▶

11/26/04
Resident


I lived there a few years ago...in "Phase 1" and moved shortly after "Phase 2" was completed. Phase 1 being the first section built next to the Broadway Bridge, Phase 2 being the next section built adjacent to that. I don't… Full Review ▶

11/17/04
Resident

its nice here. I like to run on the waterfront and I like going downtown and having a good time and I don't have to drive home. Office people were nice. Very friendly and so were the maintenance. I had to… Full Review ▶

10/23/04
Resident

I lived at the Yards for a little over two years. I loved it. I was near everything downtown. Close to the MAX and the bus mall. Short trip to LLoyd center. The only issue that I really had was that… Full Review ▶

10/20/04
Resident

I am kind of shocked by the attitude against people with lower incomes here. When I learned that the Yards also had low-cost housing, I thought that was GREAT! I just moved here from California, where the housing costs are sky… Full Review ▶

07/31/04
Resident

I love living at The Yards. I love the city. I love the nightlife. I love being close to everything. I can take the bus, train, cab, or my feet anywhere. People who complain are crazy. I work out in the… Full Review ▶

06/21/04
Resident

I enjoyed my time at the yards. The office staff is so friendly! I stayed in a studio that had alot of space and a balcony. My neighbors were nice and it was fun to be so close to downtown. Everyone… Full Review ▶

06/05/04
Resident

This is a nice place to live. I dont mind the trains all that much, but the occasional freight train does hold me up too long at times. Rents good if your income restriced, other than that, its kinda pricy, parking… Full Review ▶

05/03/04
Resident

Where to start - the location is great for the most part although if you drive a lot prepare to get stuck behind trains multiple times per week.

The real problem is the management and their ineptness / don't care… Full Review ▶

04/06/04
Resident

in my corner apartment i rarely hear the train. Yes I do hear road noise and construction but nothing more. My neighbor at one point was really loud but I could only hear him in the hall. My apartment was annoyiance… Full Review ▶

04/01/04
Resident

I like living here. Its downtown so of course there are some different kinds of people but i am close to everything i need.I think it is really unique to live by the train and I use it quite often to… Full Review ▶

03/31/04
Resident

I have lived here only 4 months, but it hasn´t been that bad. Yes the murder suspect and the noise aren´t the highlights of living here, but overall I have had a decent experience. I hardly ever hear the train, I… Full Review ▶

03/29/04
Resident

I like this place. I live in one of the townhomes, though which might be a little different than the ratings from the apartments. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It´s a great location, and I would recommend it. It… Full Review ▶

03/23/04
Resident

Shall I mention to begin with, this place accomodates Section 8 housing. The craziest people in town all in one building, does it get any better? As of tonight, Portland Police just arrested a suspect from the building for the murder… Full Review ▶

03/02/04
Resident

If you need a place for a few months this is a nice alternative, however it is not someplace that would satisfy you for the long term. Full Review ▶

03/01/04
Resident

The Yards has gone MAJORLY downhill of late.

There are people regularly shooting-up drugs in the dumpster areas. Theft and noise are big issues. And, the train, while quaint at first, is VERY load and shakes the buildings - not… Full Review ▶

02/03/04
Resident

Don?t say I never warned you:



The Yards at Union station is an over-priced cheaply-constructed, poorly-managed Mecca for 20-something, drunken, loud, obnoxiously sullen slovenly redneck males of inferior intelligence. For some inexplicable reason, the leasing agents here seem to find… Full Review ▶

01/28/04
Resident

This place is very nice and a good price. I live in a 2 bedroom for a great price. I would reccomend this apt. The noise is bothering at first from the trains but you get used to it in about… Full Review ▶

11/06/03
Resident

Screaming (drunk) 20-somethings every Friday and Saturday night at 2 am was my biggest complaint.

Management was OK. Our fridge broke once and it was immediately replaced with another from an empty unit (already cold), but it wasn´t as good… Full Review ▶

07/14/03
Resident

That´s how the management is here. Not to mention the industrial-style carpet throughout my apartment. This place felt more like a dorm than a home. Full Review ▶

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