East Portland neighborhoods like Centennial have plenty of access to shopping, dining, and other amenities. Major streets, like SE Division, provide for an easy commute. Centennial borders Gresham which has a MAX light rail train line into Portland or to the airport.
Average home prices are released yearly by Portland Monthly. While prices shown are an average, actual home prices can vary greatly across a neighborhood.
Mill Park is a family friendly neighborhood in the outer SE section of Portland, with residential areas and an easy commute downtown. It borders Hazelwood on the west, north and east, and Powellhurst-Gilbert on the south.
Lents is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city, one of the oldest, and one of its most diverse. Somewhat neglected for many years, Portland has recently seen the potential value of the Lents neighborhood and established it as an Urban Renewal Area. Many new homes and businesses have been established and more are planned. The MAX light rail system has been expanded southward from the Gateway hub, along I-205 to the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall.
One of the most lovely neighborhoods on the Eastside, suburban Hazelwood is green and filled with well-kept contemporary houses on great lots. Situated on a slight rise, there are beautiful views of Mount Hood and Tabor from certain areas. With easy access to Interstate 205, major shopping centers, Clackamas Town Center and Mall 205 are just a quick drive away. Great schools and quiet streets combine to make Hazelwood a standout neighborhood in outer Portland.
Brentwood-Darlington borders Woodstock to the west, Mt. Scott-Arleta to the north, and Lents to the east. The homes are primarily working class and it is considered an emerging neighborhood. This neighborhood is close to the shopping, restaurants, and activities at Woodstock Village as well as the larger chain stores on SE 82nd.
Montavilla is located in deep SE, but manages to maintain an urban Portland vibe. Vintage homes and old growth trees fill many of the local streets. The shops, restaurants, and theater located on SE Stark hip up the neighborhood, while the Montavilla Farmers Market adds to a sense of community. Nearby Mt. Tabor is a very popular park for hiking, biking, and picnics.
Foster-Powell has seen an influx of new residents to the area in recent years, which has helped to create a new and vibrant, although still developing, community. Foster-Powell has some lovely pockets with beautifully improved and renovated homes. A special Fo-Po treat is the number of great authentic restaurants and shops in this neighborhood.
The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood boundaries reach from the backyards of the homes along Crystal Springs Blvd in Eastmoreland all the way to Milwaukie. The neighborhood is home to wildlife area Tideman Johnson Park and a portion of the Springwater Corridor – a lovely multi-use trail. Ardenwald is a family-oriented and slightly old fashioned neighborhood.
Primarily a working class neighborhood, the homes found in Mt. Scott-Arleta are old style Portland homes such as Foursquares, Old Portland, Tudor, Colonial, Bungalow and more. The streets are quiet and many lined with mature trees. Mt Scott Park is lovely and has one of the best community centers in the city – complete with indoor pool. A handful of restaurants and a cafes call this neighborhood home.
South Tabor is a largely residential area located south of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Most homes in this neighborhood are modest in size and were built from the early 1900’s to today. Home styles include cute ranches, cottages and bungalows, and the area is still in an affordable price range when compared to other Portland areas. South Tabor is a pleasant neighborhood with plenty of shopping and conveniences nearby.