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Portland Bay Windows

Bay Windows Add Extra Flair to Your Home

Few cities in the United States have experienced as much growth as Portland in the last couple decades, and more population means more housing. As a result, the city has become a sprawling collection of neighborhoods with a diverse selection of architecture styles. It can be difficult to stand out from the crowd in such an environment. One simple but effective way to make a lasting first impression is with a bay window in the front of your home.

Not only can bay windows add curb appeal to your home, but they offer a panorama of the outdoors from the comfort of your indoor living space. Bay windows are also customizable and, because they protrude out from your home, can help maximize space.

Commonly known as: Oriel window, box bay window, projecting window, square bay window, 30-degree bay window, 45-degree bay window, 90-degree bay window

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Traditional bay windows with curtains Arts & Crafts-Style Homes

    While Portland is home to an eclectic collection of architecture styles, the Arts and Crafts style is among the most prolific styles in the area. Often associated with craftsman-style homes and bungalows, Arts and Crafts style homes are noted for their asymmetrical design, with wood shingled roofs and second floors that are frequently cantilevered over bay windows.

  • Bay window with seating area Window Seats and Benches Bay windows protrude out, opening up additional space within your home. What you do with that extra space is up to you, but one option is to create more seating. Bay window seats and benches are a popular choice among homeowners, because they can function as a comfy nook, open up more room for entertaining, and even offer built-in storage space.
  • Bay windows in a kitchen with table and chair Kitchen Bay Windows

    Not every bay window belongs in the living room. Imagine opening up your kitchen with a bay window above the sink, making the space feel even bigger and brighter and offering you an open look at the outdoors. If you have the space, you could even add a breakfast nook with a bench or use the space to expand your dining area with a bigger table or more chairs.

  • Small bay window Window Treatments

    The Portland area is nothing if not charming. Your home is no exception. With the right treatments for your bay window, you can enhance any already picturesque architectural element. Curtains, shades, and shutters are among your choices. Curtains, in particular, are a traditional option that can provide privacy and allow you to determine how much sunlight you want in your home.

Product Lines

Recommended Customizations*

To start, bay windows are a combination of three different windows, but as a homeowner it is up to you to decide how best to utilize them. The smaller windows that flank the large picture window, for example, can be made operational to allow for ventilation when you want to let the open air work its way through your home. You can also customize your bay window to fit your personal style, with brass or rustic hardware, grilles, and trim among your different options.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Rustic Collection
  • Fold-Away Cranks

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Portland Climate Recommendations

Portland is no stranger to precipitation. In fact, the city is inundated almost every day, all year round, with some form of precipitation, including rain, snow, sleet, and hail. So you’ll want to look for materials and finishes that can help protect against inclement weather without compromising appearance or performance. Portland is classified as a temperate oceanic climate, with summers that are mild and dry and winters that are cool and cloudy.

Rainy weather

Rainy Weather

With persistent clouds and drizzle nearly all year round, consider investing in moisture-resistant window materials, such as fiberglass or vinyl.

Low-E Protection

Energy Efficiency

Pella offers windows with Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass and AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass, both with argon, to help keep your home insulated from cold winters and moderate summers.

Double or Triple Pane Glass

Double or Triple Pane Glass

Need to cut your energy costs? Invest in energy-efficient double or triple pane windows that fill with insulating gas for added thermal efficiency.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Portland expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Bay Window Projects

Take a look at how other homeowners have added curb appeal to their homes with bay windows.

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