Located in SE Portland, Woodstock is a great neighborhood of families, singles and urbanites. This area feels community conscious, eco-friendly, and very family friendly. It’s a little too far out to be considered “close in”, but somehow maintains that Portland neighborhood vibe. The sweet Woodstock Village features grocery stores, bars, restaurants, a hardware store, and library. Woodstock Elementary is home to a Chinese immersion program.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
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 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.
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.
Roseway is located in Northeast Portland and is bordered by the Rose City Park, Beaumont-Wilshire, Cully, Sumner, and Madison South neighborhoods. Roseway features small to mid-sized single family homes in classic vintage styles like Ranches, Cape Cods, Tudors, and Bungalows. Most neighborhood streets are quiet with some mature trees.
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.
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.