Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Portland region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 26 listings have been listed, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 85% of the available leases in the Downtown Portland are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,830 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1900 and are Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Portland folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.