Floating Homes in Portland, Oregon

The Only Resource You Will Ever Need To Help You Buy, Sell, Rent, Or Enjoy Living In A Floating Home


Portland Floating Homes is all about floating homes in and around Portland, Oregon.

Portland Floating Homes is floating homes, all day every day.

It’s an online resource which has been developed to meet the needs of everyone inspired by the Floating Home Lifestyle in the Portland Metro area (including Portland, Scappoose, and St. Helens).

We are on the river nearly every single day of the year.

Portland Floating Homes’ Principal Broker, John Wesley McPherson, Jr., with Premiere Property Group, LLC,  has experienced just about everything having to do with floating houses from a float replacement, to-the-studs renovation of a floating house on the Multnomah Channel, permitting with the City of Portland including Title 28 floating home building codes, navigating marina rules, and helping people buy and sell floating homes.  We have first-hand expertise about buying, selling, renting, and living in floating homes which can benefit you.


Before the launch of PortlandFloatingHomes.com in the Summer of 2018, most of the information about floating homes was passed by word of mouth and many floating home owners, buyers, and sellers stumbled while trying to chart their own course through floating home ownership, making costly mistakes along the way.

As a service to those who are part of the floating home communities in which we live and appreciate, and in hopes of saving you time, stress, and money, we have taken the wealth of information we have gained from our first-hand experiences with floating homes over the decades and created the first-and-only, truly comprehensive, and regularly-updated, definitive online floating home resource for your benefit.

Whether you own, rent, are thinking about selling, or interesting in buying a floating home, we are the only floating home resource you will ever need.


We represent, guide and protect you through the unique process of buying or building a floating home. Our expertise has helped over 100 buyers and can help you.

It's all about YOU and YOUR GOALS.

We promise we will never “sell you” on a home. We listen to your goals, protect your interests, and advise you while helping you keep money in your pocket.


From talking with hundreds of prospective floating home buyers each year, we know what buyers want and can help sell your home faster and at the best price.

It's all about retaining value.

We promise to help you obtain the most value from what is likely your largest asset so that you can start your next adventure with more money in hand.


We are the Floating Home Owner Manual you never received. Our site will save you time, money, and stress while increasing your enjoyment of the lifestyle.

It's all about living the dream.

We promise to deliver trustworthy information and valuable resources to help you connect with and enjoy this unique community and lifestyle.


We pull floating home rental listings from multiple sources to offer the only one-stop site with how-to guidance to help you live your dream of waterfront living.

It's about getting your feet wet.

We promise to provide information about the lifestyle and mistakes to avoid to make it easier for you to begin your own floating home adventure.

Take a Tour of the Floating Home Communities of the Portland Metro Area

Explore Our Guides for Floating Homes

These guides are for daydreamers, wannabe pirates, paddling misfits, kayak adventurers, and explorers of the world.

We developed these guides for anyone who is curious about living in or purchasing a floating home:

  1. GUIDE: Floating Home Living answers what is it like to live in a floating home and would I like it?
  2. GUIDE: Floating Home 101 answers what do I need to understand about floating homes before I decide that buying one is a good idea for me?
  3. GUIDE: Floating Home Financing answers can I afford a floating home and do I have what it takes to qualify for a floating home loan?
  4. GUIDE: Choosing a Moorage answers how to find moorages which fit my lifestyle (pets, rules, watersports) and budget.  Unlike homes on land which emphasize location above all else, so many other non-obvious factors are critically-important to helping you determine if a moorage is a good fit with your needs.  This guide is thorough and explains everything you need to know to help you make the best decision for you.

Portland Floating Homes Blog

A Chronicle of Life on the River

Monthly Floating Home Market Trends

Stay Informed about Selling Trends for the Floating Home Market.

The only market report dedicated to floating homes!

Our Floating Home Blog

Something Interesting Happens on the River Every Day. Check Out What’s Happening.

The only online search tool that shows whether the floating home is in a rented or owned slip, and includes the monthly rent or HOA fees!

Find Your Next Home

Already devoured our Floating Home Buyer Guides and know this lifestyle is for you? We can’t wait for you to be our neighbor.

Our Network

Portland Floating Homes is a part of The Portland Team, a real estate team with Premiere Property Group, LLC. The Portland Team partner network serves the Portland metropolitan area including Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood, Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Cornelius, Gresham, Scappoose, Warren, St. Helens, Columbia City, and Deer Island.  Premiere Property Group, LLC is the largest real estate brokerage in Oregon and SW Washington with over 1,000 agents, eleven offices, and over 2 billion dollars in local real estate sales annually.

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