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Best Storage Units in Portland, OR

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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Self storage is a useful option for Portland residents. Many people rent storage units for seasonal items or extra belongings they don’t have room for in their apartments. Others use the space to hold possessions while moving or renovating their home. If you need a storage unit, use our list of the best storage companies in Portland.

    Top 11 Portland Self Storage Companies


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      Self storage is a sensible choice for expanding families, Portland State or Concordia University-Portland going on a summer break and sports enthusiasts who want to park their boats, motorbikes and other recreational vehicles during the off-season.

      When considering a storage facility in Portland, you want to find one that’s secure, well lit, pest-free, conveniently located and not prone to flooding.

      Average cost of storage units in Portland

      Monthly fees for storage units in Portland vary by neighborhood but typically vary from $55 to $200 per month. Take a look at some of the cheap storage units in Portland:

      SizeCentral Self StorageWest Coast Self-StoragesExtra Space StorageAverage cost in Portland
      5’ x 5’$75$54$45$58
      5’ x 10’$96$74$62$77
      10’ x 10’$185$114$90$130

      Unit size is a significant consideration in determining storage unit prices, but other factors also contribute to the cost, including:

      • Location: Prices for units closer to the heart of Portland tend to be higher than units in outlying or suburban areas.
      • Indoor vs. outdoor units: Indoor units are 50 percent more expensive than outdoor units.
      • Climate control: Prices of climate-controlled units in Portland are 15 percent higher than non-climate-controlled units.
      • Security: Extra security, including on-site managers and 24/7 video surveillance, increase the total cost of a storage unit
      • Contract length: Short-term or month-to-month agreements are likely to cost more than long-term leases.

      Insuring your belongings while they’re in storage protects you against loss or damage caused by fires, theft and vermin infestation. Insurance for a rental unit in Portland generally costs between $8 and $24 a month.

      Storage fees in Portland are typically paid monthly. To save on your rental cost, talk with the facility management about possible discounts in exchange for advance payment.

      How to choose the right storage unit company in Portland

      Portland is home to a booming self storage industry. There are hundreds of self storage options for Portland residents wanting to keep their belongings safe, and it’s difficult to choose between facilities. There are a few things you can do to find the right storage unit for you.

      First, check the company’s license, facility policies, security system, insurance requirements and customer reputation. The best companies are licensed and insured, have straightforward policies, a good security system and a great reputation among current and former customers.

      After narrowing down your options to a smaller list of companies, consider the unit size, price and accessibility options. Make sure the facility offers essential features you need. Here’s helpful information on the types of self storage:

      Outdoor vs. indoor storage units in Portland
      Interior storage units are enclosed spaces or rooms inside a building. These units are ideal for storing valuable items, such as antique pieces and expensive furniture, to protect them from harsh weather conditions and theft. They are typically smaller than exterior storage units.

      Exterior storage units are usually larger than indoor storage units and located around the sides of a building, giving them easy, drive-up access. They are convenient for storing vehicles and large items.

      Climate-controlled storage units in Portland
      Portland has warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Climate control systems balance these weather patterns and protect your belongings from temperature and humidity damage.

      Climate control systems ensure the units are cooled in summer and heated in winter so delicate items like upholstered furniture, wine, electronics, heirlooms, important documents and clothing are preserved.

      Storage pods in Portland
      Storage pods, or portable storage containers, are often more convenient than brick-and-mortar storage facilities in Portland. With pod storage, the company delivers a portable container to your home. After you load your items, a driver picks up the container for storage at the company’s warehouse. The container may also be stored at your property. A portable storage container is not climate-controlled.
      Information management storage in Portland
      Information management services involve packing paper files in boxes and storing them in climate-controlled warehouses. If you need the files, you can visit the facility or have the boxes delivered to your home or office and back to the warehouse.

      Not sure how to choose?

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        Portland self storage company information

        Rose City Self Storage & Wine Vaults

        Rose City Self Storage & Wine Vaults features the largest selection of storage unit sizes in Portland. The company’s unit sizes range from 8 square feet to 300 square feet. It offers 28 sizes and can merge units to create larger spaces. Each storage unit is protected with an alarm, 24/7 monitoring and a fire sprinkler system. Rose City also rents wine lockers and walk-in wine storage units. All lockers and units feature  climate control and backup refrigeration systems.

        • Address: 111 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214
        • Phone: (503) 234-1400
        • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 6pm; Sun: 8am - 6pm
        • Website: rosecityselfstorage.com
        West Coast Self-Storage

        West Coast Self-Storage has a wide inventory of storage unit sizes ranging from 25 square feet to 300 square feet. Storage units are accessed by a digital PIN and secured by a digital video surveillance system. The storage spaces are climate-controlled. The company offers month-to-month lease agreements.

        • Address: 4970 SE 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
        • Phone: (505) 239-5555
        • Hours: M - Sat: 9:30am - 6pm; Sun: 9:30am - 5pm
        • Website: westcoastselfstorage.com/self-storage/oregon/storage-units-portland-se
        StorQuest Self Storage Portland

        StorQuest storage units come in sizes ranging from 25 square feet to 300 square feet. Drive-up units are available on the first floor of the facility, allowing you to load your items directly into your unit. StorQuest also offers climate-controlled units. StorQuest facilities are fenced, well-lit and secure. The units can be accessed electronically, are individually alarmed and feature a 24-hour videotape surveillance system. Storquest requires renters to carry insurance on stored items.

        • Address: 4322 Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland, OR 97221
        • Phone: (503) 928-3875
        • Hours: M - Sun: 9am - 6pm
        • Website: storquest.com/self-storage/or/portland/1408
        Money Saver

        Money Saver offers secure storage units individually equipped with door alarms. The unit sizes range from 25 square feet to 300 square feet. The facility’s gate is electronically controlled, and its management staff resides in the facility to ensure only current tenants have access. Money Saver requires all stored items to be insured. The company offers covered and uncovered car, RV and boat parking. The parking spaces are secured by fences, a keypad entry system and multiple security cameras.

        • Address: 7702 SE 92nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266
        • Phone: (503) 777-0123
        • Hours: M - Sun: 6am - 10pm
        • Website: storagepartners.com/self-storage/portland-or-119257
        Stor-Room Mini Storage

        Stor-Room Mini Storage serves Portland with unit sizes ranging from 13.5 square feet to 300 square feet. The facility is fenced and lighted, and it has a 24-hour video surveillance system. The units feature drive-up access and convenient gate hours. The company also rents out U-Haul trucks. Storage insurance is available from StorSmart. Payments can be made online or via major credit cards.

        • Address: 4534 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
        • Phone: (503) 489-8967
        • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm
        • Website: selfstorageoni5.com/self-storage/or/portland/stor-room-mini-storage-portland
        Security Public Storage Portland

        Security Public Storage showcases a wide selection of storage unit sizes and configurations. You can choose a 2’ x 2’ cabinet for your books or wine collection, an unusual 3’ x 10’ unit built for fishing rods or a 10’ x 30’ unit large enough to hold items from a five-bedroom house. All units come with insurance and an alarm system. Climate-controlled units are available.

        • Address: 2088 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR 97209
        • Phone: (503) 272-6111
        • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm
        • Website: securitypublicstorage.com/locations/nw-portland
        Central Self Storage

        Central Self Storage’s facilities have secure fencing, lighting and electronic gate access. Each unit has high ceilings, climate control and door alarms. The facilities’ loading areas and complimentary carts and dollies make moving items easy. No moving deposits required. Central Self Storage accepts package deliveries.

        • Address: 1323 NW 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
        • Phone: (503) 224-7111
        • Hours: M - F: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 8am - 2pm
        • Website: centralselfstorage.com/locations/oregon/portland/portland-or-1323-nw-16th-ave
        CubeSmart Portland

        CubeSmart Self Storage offers multiple unit sizes and climate-controlled storage. It has drive-up access and available carts. Your belongings are protected by high-tech security gates, well-lit driveways and 24-hour video surveillance. CubeSmart offers discounts for new customers, active-duty military personnel and referrals.

        • Address: 1314 N. Schmeer Road, Portland, OR 97217
        • Phone: (855) 581-5829
        • Hours: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm
        • Website: cubesmart.com/oregon-self-storage/portland-self-storage/3792.html

        U-Store storage units are secure and climate-controlled. The company’s security features include on-site managers, a fenced perimeter, lighting, electronic gate entries, video monitoring equipment, burglar alarm systems and sprinkler systems. U-Store offers insurance for stored items starting at $9 a month. Customers can pay by check, credit card or money order.

        • Address: 1130 NE 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97232
        • Phone: (503) 284-4323
        • Hours: M - F: 8:30am - 5pm
        • Website: ustorenw.com
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.