Hundreds of marchers called on a real estate investor on Saturday to lower or eliminate a 100 percent rent spike facing 18 housholds living in an apartment complex in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood.

Organizers say between at least 300 and 500 people gathered Feb. 25 for the "renter solidarity march" which began at the complex, the Normandy Apartments, 4605 N.E. Killingsworth St., and ended at nearby Rigler Elementary School, where 26 children who live at the apartments attend school.