The Matisse

Portland, OR


The Matisse

The Matisse is Portland's South Waterfront's finest apartment community offering studios, 1 and 2 bedroom homes. The Matisse is LEED Gold Certified, a smoke-free community and very pet friendly. Innovative amenities surround you at this beautiful apartment community.

Location

677 S Lowell St.
Portland, OR 97239
(971) 270-3616
Overall Rating
Met My Needs
Overall value
Service Quality
89% 236 out of 266 renters
recommend this apartment.

Reviews

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

I’ve been at The Matisse for five years now and have no plans to move out. If anything, I would consider moving to a larger unit, preferably on the same floor. While far from being the newest building in the district, it is well maintained and has received several upgrades over the years to add additional value to living here and to make it a competitive properly. While the occasional protests are disruptive, this is still a building a feel safe living in.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

I really wish the office opened earlier than noon on Sundays. I have had several packages try to be delivered during the 11am hour and because the leasing office was closed, they had to try delivering again on Monday or Tuesday, delaying me receiving the package. Then it is tricky to get the package from the office on weekdays due to my work schedule. That said, when I have requested my package be placed in a parcel locker the office staff is usually able to do that, which I appreciate.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

Lack of regular cleaning in common areas mainly 6th floor hallways, elevators, elevator commons and most especially the trash chute. It has had the same trash and spilled garbage on the floor for 3 weeks or more, it is very discouraging and disgusting and poses health questions.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

I would recommend The Matisse based on the location and proximity to downtown Portland. I love that this community is relatively quiet and that you get the feeling of downtown, without being in the mix of it. There are a lot of positives with living here, but there are also some negatives.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

See above.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

For the price, the noise that comes from the hallways alone is enough to not recommend living here. Residents shouldn’t pay 1300 for a studio apartment just to hear the elevator every time someone uses it. Also amenities like kayaks aren’t listed as being unavailable most of the year, even if weather condition permits them. Noise complaints at 3PM just for dancing does not help.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

Too much noise now with the constructions. Moreover, I am disappointed with the management of the building. I expected you decreased the rent when you closed the common areas. When I came, you offered some amenities that I can not enjoy now. So, I expected a compensation.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

I can not because the monthly rental rate is very high compared to other place.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

I love the staff here and the location. I think we have been here about 8 years.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

There has been a noticeable decline in building maintenance over the past two years. Elevators are not cleaned daily. (We live her 7 days a week, not 5) The stairways are usually quite dirty. The floor in the recycling room is very dirty. I don't think it ever gets cleaned. The recycling bins are often overflowing, The ventilation in the freight-elevator lobby on the first floor of the north bldg. is no longer functioning, with a result that the smell of garbage is often quite strong. (This was NOT the case previously.)

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

The staff are fantastic and the building is well designed and cared for.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

Great office staff and nice amenities.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

Everything is great except the cleanliness of the building. People do not pick up after their pets and the custodian seems overwhelmed by duties.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

The complex is dirty. The garage and garbage areas are filthy. Outside the building is extremely dirty, garbages are constantly overflowing.
The apartments are clean. However, they are small. the storage space in the apartment is extremely limited. Very small closets and kitchens.

Apartment Review from a Current Renter

Resident safety in the underground parking areas is a concern. Suggestions for resident safety have not been taken seriously in the past.