Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Northwest District region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 222% of the available leases in the Northwest District are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,020 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1963 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of Northwest District work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.