The Sunnyside neighborhood is a very popular area in southeast Portland – known to most as “Belmont”. Sunnyside is home to many locally owned coffee shops, markets, bars, shops, and restaurants. In particular, SE Belmont Street is a favorite destination for many locals. This area has a nice mix of urban diversity, with a funky feel and local color.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
Goose Hollow is a charming urban neighborhood with a delightful mix of old and new homes. Bordering downtown Portland, Goose Hollow is one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods and is located near the popular Forest Park, Nob Hill and Arlington Heights neighborhoods. Lincoln High School, the oldest high school in the Pacific Northwest, was established in this neighborhood in 1869. Many of the meticulously maintained old houses serve as both residential and commercial spaces.
The Northwest District is a dense residential and retail neighborhood. Large Craftsman and Old Portland houses, many of which have been converted to condos and apartments, tightly line the streets. Vintage apartment buildings and new condos are also prevalent in this area. All are within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Popular sections include bustling shopping street NW 23rd, the more bohemian NW 21st, and the Alphabet Historic District. The Portland Streetcar comes from downtown and ends here.
The Pearl has been undergoing significant urban renewal since the mid-1980s and is now noted for its art galleries, upscale businesses and residences. Homes in The Pearl mostly consist of high-rise condominiums and warehouse-to-loft conversions. The area is located just north of downtown and is home to an array of boutiques, and restaurants small clubs and bars…not to mention Powell’s Books. The area is serviced by the Portland Streetcar.
Downtown Portland has been undergoing a successful urban revitalization since the 1970s, and in the past decade alone there have been dozens of new buildings constructed, including townhomes, offices, and condominiums. Downtown Portland is the hub of the MAX and streetcar lines, which are consistently ranked some of the best public transportation systems in the country.
Most Sylvan-Highlands homes were built in the 1950-60s, although a number of new condos and townhouses have been built in recent years. Homes facing west have a view of the coastal mountain range. Some Sylvan-Highlands residents walk from their homes to the MAX Light Rail stop at the Zoo to either head into downtown for work or out to the west suburbs for work in one of the high-tech companies.
Renamed for its historic 1920s Hollywood Theatre, the Hollywood neighborhood is a mixed commercial and residential area and tends to serve as a shopping district to the adjacent neighborhoods. The Hollywood District also figures in Beverly Cleary’s Klickitat Street series of books. Serviced by the MAX light rail and multiple bus lines.
Kerns is relatively close-in to downtown Portland and a fairly urban neighborhood. As Kerns covers a smallish area, there is not a lot of residential property within Kerns, but what there is consists of older east Portland homes, many of which have been converted over the years into multi-family units and multiplexes. Portland four-squares and large Craftsman style bungalows line the streets, tucked into the more commercial areas. Kerns has many popular Portland restaurants and locally owned businesses.
On its southern border along NE Broadway and Weidler Avenues, Irvington has a sizable strip of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and shops, but apart from that, Irvington is primarily residential. The homes and yards are sprawling, meticulously cared for, and established tree lined streets. And on its east and west sit two large parks. This is a historic neighborhood and many of its beautiful houses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
King straddles Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Ainsworth Street to Fremont and is at one end of the Alberta Arts District. In the last decade, locally owned shops, galleries, and cafés have brought new life to the area. The neighborhood has rapidly gentrified since the 1990s and is now seen as one of the more popular Portland neighborhoods with housing prices remaining above Portland average. The King Neighborhood hosts an amazing farmers market in the summer months.