Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Metzger submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 19 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 16% of the available leases in the Metzger are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,680 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this region. Most of the folk of Metzger work from home. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.