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.
Sullivan’s Gulch is an urban residential area that is located within walking distance to dining, shopping, and other entertainment. This well-established community has a mix of older East Portland homes, usually mid-sized to larger family homes located on streets with mature trees. Condos have been added in recent years. There are also some lovely vintage apartments and plexes for rent.
Made up of the distinctly different micro-neighborhoods of Fulton, Johns Landing, Terwilliger, South Waterfront, Lair Hill and Corbett, South Portland is just south of downtown and bordered by the Willamette. This area features a range of vintage home styles along with modern high rise condos, classic feeling neighborhoods, some river views, and close proximity to OHSU and the tram.
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.
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.
Old Town Chinatown is located in downtown Portland. Housing options include market-rate, affordable and low-income apartments and a growing number of opportunities for home ownership. Old Town Chinatown provides easy access to the MAX light rail and Tri-Met buses. This area has not been historically desirable and ownership options are limited, but improvements are being made to the area.
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.
SW Portland is largely suburban in feel, but Multnomah Village offers a more urban vibe. Restaurants, bars, and shops create a lively environment for locals. The village is at the intersection of Capitol and Multnomah Blvd, a pretty busy road, but it is still pedestrian friendly for the stretch of a few blocks.
Largely dominated by the Lloyd Center shopping mall (complete with its own indoor ice skating rink!), plus a lot of chain restaurants, this neighborhood feels unlike any other in Portland. The Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center are in the area too. It’s a popular district when there’s an event, but otherwise kind of bland. Serviced by the MAX light rail.
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.