These neighborhoods are highlighted for a reference of what Portland has to offer. They all have in common, historically good appreciation as well as some of the most common attributes that a majority of buyers prefer, however are not the only neighborhoods The Portland Real Estate Cafe recommends. We enjoy and look forward to recommending a nieghborhood that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Inner Eastside Neighborhoods
Sellwood is best described as family friendly, walkable, and livable with a strong sense of community pride. It has often been described as going back to Mayberry. The homes are generally older homes with architectural styles including Victorians, cottages, and many gorgeous Craftsman bungalows. Sellwood is also known for its antique shops and tree lined streets. The neighborhood also offers parks, community pool, library, and community garden as well as a riverfront park.
These adjacent NE Portland neighborhoods all have parks and tree lined streets. The location is close to downtown but convenient to the airport as well. Homes in Alameda consist of older East Portland styles of Craftsman, Bungalow, and larger custom designs, as well as some more modest cottages, cape cods, and ranch style homes. The Beaumont area offers a strip of shops and restaurants that is inviting for all crowds.
Often called an urban retreat, neighborhoods like Multnomah Village, offer a convenient 15 min. drive to downtown but have larger lot sizes than the inner urban experience. More forested and larger lots offer more privacy sometimes as well as a more eclectic array of home styles than the inner east side neighborhoods. Homes will range from early 1900's to brand new subdivisions. In Multnomah Village you will find streets lined with unique gift and antique shops, cafes, a wine shop, an independent music store, art galleries, coffee shops, and more. Many families are drawn to this area for the livability, parks, community center nearby and good schools.
The Pearl District
This is the place to be if you enjoy urban living at it's finest. It is primarily made up of condo's new and refurbished. It offers an urban historic charm, easy commute, plenty of restaurants, art galleries and shops for the young professional as well as the downsizer. The pearl is easily accessible to the rest of the city by streetcar and max. Condo living offers views of the Fremont Bridge, Willamette River, Cityscape, and Mt. Hood/Mt. Saint Helens.
For folks who enjoy homes primarily built between 1970's-1990's and newer, the city of Beaverton is a 20 min. commute to downtown. It is best characterized as a family friendly 90's boomtown. Families flock here for good schools and the Tualatin Parks and Rec district program that offers classes and activities for reasonable rates.
Lake Oswego is another popular suburban destination located just south of downtown. More sophisticated, it offers a man made lake and decorative art situated throughout the streets of the town. All architectural styles are covered with an eclectic array of older well maintained and newer large homes on large wooded lots. It offers award winning schools and a local farmers market in the spring and summer.