I lived here for a year. They do have nice apartments, absolutely gorgeous views...but WOW the on-site property managers are completely terrible. If you're not at least 40, they're rude, condescending and treat you like you're not good enough to live there. When we moved out the lady that shows the apartments actually had the nerve to suggest it's because we couldn't afford it and that "well times are tough, lots of people are losing their jobs". I didn't lose my job, I got a promotion and actually bought my own house just south of downtown PDX.
02/17/2016South Park Square Apartments
Beware of these guys and their practices. I recently had a bad experience with my rental application process. I went to their office and found an apartment unit 805 available for $1329/month. I filled out the rental application form using the computer at their office. After I completed my application process and paid the $45 application fees, I did not hear back from the office for over a week. After checking with them, the manager called me to say that they had an error in the system and the rent is $1650. To say the least, they even did a hard check on my credit.If their online system cannot be trusted, then I am not sure why go through the hassle, or maybe the reasons for sudden change of rent is something else. Either way, be very cautious when dealing with these low ballers and their sleazy practices.
If you want to never sleep this is a great place for you. I have a neighbor who plays loud music at night. Only after we called the police and the police submitted a report, the manager did something. The impact was moderate anyway, since they still play music in night, but at a lower volume. We still weak up at 3 am because of the vibration of their stereo. The same neighbor has the bathroom fan on all night. We can't sleep because of the noise and the vibration. The manager says they can't do anything about that. The manager treated me impolitely when I brought it up and only after multiple complains they decided to do some maintenance on our neighbor fan. Result: we still don't sleep because we can still hear it all night. Other neighbors are also noisy. We often have to ask to turn down the volume of their TV, stop using their exercise bike after 11 pm, stop talking loud when smoking in the parking lot. Finally, the garbage truck at 3 or 4 in the morning! Impossible to sleep!
This place was a face lift from HELL!!!!!! Literally the WORST apartment living experience I've ever encountered in my life. If you want a the lowest run down apartment in SW Portland, these are them. I found these apartments by word of mouth, and without deep research signed a 1yr lease. BIGGEST MISTAKE of my rental life. From the very beginning there were electrical issues and some minor issues. Dylen Chen & Monica Chen (manager/landlord), assured me those things would be taken care of no problem. Never happened. Then a few months into my lease, my apartment was literally FLOODING, kitchen sink would fill up with the upstairs neighbor waste, and the dishwasher would just POUR out water, regularly. My bathroom fan (the light and fan were connected), was RAINING, yes RAINING. We were never able to use the bathroom or the kitchen. I was constantly trying to contact Dylen & Monica by phone and written maintenance request, and they NEVER respond. Forget the only 2 "maintenance" workers, one of, who sits around and gets high all day (big white guy who keeps prostitutes in and out of his VAN) and the other does NOT speak a lick of english. (Ramone) I worked 2 full time jobs, modeled and had 2 children (5 & 7). We were never home except after 7, 8pm. Every time I came home, My house was flooded, and electricity was off (I paid the ridiculous amount of electric bill due to the unnecessary Heating/AC Unit). Not to mention the HEAVY drug activity that takes place on a regular basis. From known meth addicts who hang out in the parking lot yelling at people, to the pot heads who openly smoke everywhere. It got to a point where when I finally did get ahold of Dylen, he would FIGHT and ARGUE with me about contacting him to fix things! When the end of my lease came close, I was forced to have to file a small claims lawsuit, and he retaliated with a forceful eviction. No problem. I moved out. I then received a BILL from them for all kinds of BULL charges. Charges for water damage, charges for RATS CHEWING ON THE MOLDING AND DROPPINGS, Charges for ELECTRICAL issues (which by the way, i was NEVER able to use my refrigerator or stove) but my Court date for him was this last Monday.... Guess what happened.....? I WON! RUN FAR AND FAST, unless you dont speak ANY english, and are into the drug scene, this is NOT the place for civilized, comfort living. Nowhere near it.