An oasis in the midst of the city,

offering Seniors a quiet living experience just minutes from downtown Portland.



At 880 Forest Avenue, Deering Pavilion's seven acre wooded lot is an oasis in the midst of Portland's vibrant city life.  The grounds include landscaped and lighted walking paths and gardens to enjoy during the day or evening, and large spacious parking areas to accommodate residents and their guests. 




Whether you are on the first floor or the eleventh, the large windows in our studio and one bedroom apartments offer panoramic views of forest, ocean, mountains or city skyline.  Deering Pavilion promotes friendships and neighborhood living, with 23 common areas and community rooms.

Our studio and one bedroom apartments offer residents comfortable, cozy and efficient homes.  Housed within the building is family style dining, a convenience store, laundry facility, library with computers for resident's use, and a beauty salon.  A media room with a big screen television and comfy seating is located next to our recreation room which features tables for crafting and visiting, and a pool table.  Residents can enjoy all of the in-house amenities, and also appreciate the proximity of all the city has to offer. 

Apartments have bright open floor plans, large closets, and are equipped with emergency pull cords in the bathrooms and living areas.

Each residential floor offers two community rooms, promoting a neighborhood feeling.




Deering Pavilion is a 200 unit, 11 story independent living residence for persons 62 years and older, and also for persons with physical handicaps.

Owned by the Catholic Diocese, it is managed by the Diocesan Bureau of Housing as a HUD section 8 subsidized independent living facility.  Rent is based on 30% of one's income and includes all utilities. (Heat, hot water, electricity, air conditioning and internet access.)

Tenancy at Deering Pavilion is open to any persons 62 years or older, or handicapped, who meet the income guidelines set forth by HUD.  Since 1973 the Diocesan Bureau of Housing has been working with HUD to provide the elderly of Maine, no matter their faith, with quality affordable housing. 



The building and grounds are so welcoming . . .
— Eleanor
The facilities are beautiful. While enjoying the amenities, I have the opportunity to socialize and at the same time to enjoy complete privacy when I want to and the meals are wonderful . . .
— Bette