Can anything stop the Portland rent rise?

The median price for a one-bedroom apartment in Portland hit $1,400 in July, going up 2.9 percent over the last month, according to Zumper's August 2016 National Rent Report.

At this point, such dire news has become typical: In June, median rent for a Portland one-bedroom apartment climbed 3.8 percent in June to $1,360 a month.

Portland continues to be the 15th most expensive city in the nation for renters.

Nationwide median rent is up too, but just slightly: 0.8 percent to $1,158 for a one-bedroom and 3.8 percent to $1,660 for a two-bedroom.

Here's where Portland landed: