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Frequently Asked Questions

Our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to provide you with quick and informative answers to commonly asked questions. Should you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to us directly.

Apartment Features

Do the apartments have in-home laundry facilities?

All homes at Griffis South Waterfront have an in-home washer and dryer.

How many bedrooms do the apartments have?

Our pet-friendly apartments offer studio, one and two-bedroom floor plan options.

Are there balconies or patios in the apartments?

Balconies or patios are available in select apartment homes.

Community Amenities

Does the community have a gym?

A 24-hour fitness center is available to residents of Griffis South Waterfront.

Is there a swimming pool or hot tub?

We have an all-season spa with cabanas for residents to enjoy.

Is this apartment community gated?

Griffis South Waterfront has a controlled access garage.

Are there any common areas or social spaces for residents?

Griffis South Waterfront offers several common areas for residents to hang out and gather including an entertainment room, resident lounge, all-season spa with cabanas, eco terrace and an outdoor fire pit area.
The community HOA also hosts a Thursday market, Opera in the park, movie in the park and other fun get togethers.

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Fees and Deposits

Are there any additional fees or utilities not included in the rent?

Application fee - $18/person

Holding fee - None

Administration fee - None

Pet deposit - None

Pet fee - None

Pet rent - $50/ea.

Package fee - None

Parking space - $200-$225, Motorcycle $25

Utilities – Residents will pay the utility provider directly for their use of electric. Community utilities will be charged through a third-party vendor: water, sewer, trash, water heating and common area electric.

Leasing and Payments

What documents are required for the leasing process?

Current photo identification and social security number (if applicable)

Are there any income requirements or credit checks?

Total household gross income of 2 times the rent

Income verification and a credit screening are required.

Can I sublet my apartment?

Subletting is NOT permitted.

Please contact the leasing office to discuss an early lease termination or adding an additional leaseholder.

Do I need renters insurance?

Yes, residents are required to provide proof of insurance coverage with a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage. We recommend Jetty for an affordable policy that is customized to your needs.

How do I pay rent?

Paying your rent online is quick and easy through our resident portal.

Resident Portal
What are the accepted methods of rent payment?

Paying your rent online is quick and easy through our resident portal. We accept credit and debit cards and direct debit.

When are rent payments due by?

Rent payments are due by the 1st of the month. Late rent payments will incur a fee of $200. Certified funds may be required for late rent payments.


Are there recreational trails nearby?

There are several recreational trails near our community that you can explore. Here are a few options:

The Willamette Greenway Trail is a paved trail that follows the Willamette River. It offers beautiful views of the river and the city skyline. The trail passes through the South Waterfront neighborhood and provides opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

South Waterfront Park: Located along the Willamette River, South Waterfront Park is a green space with paths, picnic areas and benches. It offers a pleasant area for leisure and enjoying the outdoors.

Elizabeth Caruthers Park: Located adjacent to Griffis South Waterfront, the park is named after Oregon pioneer Elizabeth Caruthers. Park amenities include a bocce court, public art, "splash pad" and unpaved paths.

The Tilikum Crossing Bridge is a pedestrian and bike-friendly bridge that spans the Willamette River. It connects the South Waterfront neighborhood with the Central Eastside and provides access to various trails and paths on both sides of the river.

The Springwater Corridor Trail is a 40-mile multi-use trail that extends from downtown Portland to the east. It offers a scenic route for outdoor activites. While the trail is not directly adjacent to Griffis South Waterfront, it can be accessed via Tilikum Crossing or other connecting trails.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Located in downtown Portland, Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a large park along the Willamette River. It features paved paths, open spaces and riverfront views. The park is a short distance from the South Waterfront neighborhood and offers a great place for outdoor activities.

Maintenance and Services

How do I submit a maintenance request?

Service requests may be submitted through our residential portal.

Resident Portal

Parking and Storage

Is electric car charging available at the community?

We offer limited electric parking spaces. Please speak with a leasing consultant for more details.


Are pets allowed at the community?

We welcome up to three pets per residence. Both cats and dogs are welcome, and we have no weight limits. Breed restrictions apply.

What pet-friendly amenities are available?

Our community offers pet perks including a treat station, pet leashes and pet waste bags.