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.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn is close to some of Portland’s most hip and popular neighborhoods, like Sellwood, Hawthorne and Clinton. Residents have plenty of coffee, pub and dining options very nearby and often in the next neighborhood over. Brooklyn itself is a mix of residential and industrial buildings. With the addition of the new Orange MAX line, it is easier than ever to get around downtown Portland from the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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.
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.
The Homestead neighborhood is a mix of suburban and urban areas. It borders the OHSU complex AKA “Pill Hill”. A number of parks and nature areas are nearby, making it easy to find an escape from the city. Homestead is located within easy driving distance to downtown Portland.
Humboldt is young, urban and hip and, as expected, the streets are lively with pedestrians and cyclists. A number of restaurants and bars make this neighborhood desirable to live in and visit. Humboldt provides easy access to downtown and to other popular surrounding neighborhoods. Portland Community College’s Cascade campus is also found in Humboldt.