About self storage in Oregon
Looking for storage in Oregon?
StorageFront helps Oregon public storage renters find the features they need. As the most advanced self storage finder on the web, StorageFront lists nearby facilities in urban areas (including Portland, Eugene, Salem and Gresham ) as well as rural areas (like St. Helens and Baker City).
In coastal towns like Astoria, Cannon Beach and Newport, use StorageFront to shop and compare prices on boat storage space. In college towns like Eugene (University of Oregon), Corvallis (Oregon State University) and Portland (Portland State University), use the search tool to find small, affordable units nearby with short-term contracts to cover summer break. Those moving from California’s Silicon Valley to Portland’s Silicon Forest can utilize StorageFront.com for packing tips.
See below for more helpful tips about storing in Oregon. For general help, see Storage Tips.
Some of Oregon’s western coastal cities can see up to 200 inches of rain annually. Be sure to look for storage facilities with good drainage. When selecting your storage unit, choose one with a stepped-up entry, good flashing and sturdy seals around the door. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but place on pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption.
Climate controlled storage units should be considered as humidity (dampness) can affect the welfare of your stored items - especially over extended periods of time. Wood, paper and fabrics are particularly vulnerable.
Be sure to Google “crime rates in Oregon cities” before choosing a storage facility. If the property crime rate and/or violent crime rate is high in your area, you’ll want a facility with added fencing and security amenities, such as video surveillance and 24-hour lighting. Ask the facility manager about any recent break-ins or safety issues. Purchase insurance for your property.
There are many migrant Mexican-American farm workers living in Oregon. If Spanish is your first language, shop for a storage facility with bilingual staff. StorageFront points to bilingual facilities with a small speech-bubble icon. Clear communication will be helpful if you have problems or concerns during your rental period.