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.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
Located on Alameda Ridge with views of Downtown, the Willamette River, and the Cascades, Beaumont-Wilshire is an older, well established neighborhood with a strong sense of community. It has a mixture of residential and commercial properties with Beaumont Village serving as the main commercial district. The neighborhood is also within walking distance of the Hollywood District, a major commercial and shopping area to the south.
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.
Vernon is located in Northeast Portland. It is bordered by the King, Woodlawn, Concordia, and Sabin neighborhoods. Vernon contains one of the most popular sections of NE Alberta St., offering a colorful selection of restaurants and shops. Vernon is also the home to the lovely Alberta Park which features an off-leash dog park.
Although the area started developing in the 1920s, most of the homes in Hillsdale were built after WWII so you will see an abundance of ranch style homes. With the close proximity of schools, parks, a library, and a shopping center, many families seeking a suburban lifestyle are drawn to this neighborhood. Despite the sleepy feel, Hillsdale is located very close to downtown Portland. The fabulous, year-round Hillsdale Farmers Market is a popular destination.
As with the urban Portland trend, this neighborhood is very eclectic and Richmond homes vary substantially in form and style and landscaping. Bungalows, quiet streets, and mature trees make Richmond extremely popular with homebuyers, while great local restaurants and bars make it a favorite destination point. The neighborhood is in the midst of a boom and a number of new commercial and multi dwelling residential units are currently being built along Division.
Like most Portland neighborhoods, Sellwood-Moreland feel very self-sustaining, but Sellwood-Moreland really feels like its own little city. Consisting of two smaller neighborhoods, Sellwood and Westmoreland, the area is well-stocked with neighborhood amenities. Local grocery chain New Seasons Market, coffee shops, bars, wonderful restaurants, and a number of antique stores add to the vibe, and fabulous Sellwood Park provides a great picnic spot. This area is popular with families and extremely walkable with a strong sense of community pride.
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.
Named after Concordia University, the Concordia neighborhood contains most of the popular Alberta Street Arts District. Alberta St. provides much of the local color and sense of community. Neighborhood parks include Kennedy Community Garden and Fernhill Park. Kennedy School is a local favorite hotel/restaurant/bar/theater that also features a popular saltwater soaking pool, free to neighborhood residents.
Located just 6 miles from downtown Portland, Happy Valley is one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon. Happy Valley is a close-knit community with a suburban, small-town vibe and a bustling business and healthcare communities. There are ample shopping opportunities at nearby Clackamas Town Center and Promenade, in addition to a number of chain stores and restaurants. The city boasts quite a few wonderful parks and hikes and is located just a short drive from Mt. Hood. Much of the population growth has occurred in the last two decades, evidenced by a lot of newer construction homes.