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Portland’s Northwest and West Hills districts both offer vibrant densely populated heritage neighborhoods within walking distance of the city core. Craftsman- and Old Portland-style houses line the streets of these neighborhoods, and the restaurants, bars and shops of downtown Portland are just a short walk away.

This part of Portland is served by a streetcar line, and is also close to parks and attractions.

Neighborhoods of West Hills and Northwest District

The most popular neighborhoods of North and Northwest Portland include:

Forest Park

Forest Park is a leafy neighborhood on the northwestern edge of Portland, and is located about 20 minutes by car from the downtown core, and about half an hour from Intel’s Hillsboro campus.

The neighborhood is located adjacent to Forest Park, one of the largest urban forests in the United States.

Hillside

A series of ridges and hillsides in this neighborhood on the west side of Portland means many homes enjoy views of the city. Popular Hillside Park lies at the center of this neighborhood, and Hillside Center is a community hub. The Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum and other family attractions are all within walking distance.

Southwest Hills

Southwest Hills and Portland Heights in West Hills is one of the oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods in Portland. Rising above downtown, these neighborhoods offer spectacular views of the city as well as the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains.

Parks and Recreation in Portland NW District and West Hills

Northwest Portland and West Hills offer some of the most family-friendly activities in the city, including:

Oregon Zoo

Operated by Portland’s Metro Regional Government, the Oregon Zoo is located in West Hills, about 2 miles southwest of the downtown core. The zoo is home to 1,800 animals representing more than 230 species, including 19 endangered species and 9 threatened species. The zoo is popular with families and with visitors from all over the world.

Portland Children’s Museum

Located adjacent to the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Children’s Museum is a space for kids to experiment and play. Children and adults alike will enjoy the interactive exhibits that encourage creativity, exploration, imagination and expression.

Macleay Park

Part of Forest Park, this forest preserve in the heart of West Hills offers a variety of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Schools in Northwest District and West Hills Portland Public Schools (PPS)

Portland Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Oregon. More than 49,000 students (80% of Portland’s school-age children) attend PPS schools. Portland schools are ranked here.

Archdiocese of Portland Schools

The Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) is home to 15,000 students and 1,300 teachers, and provides the community with many options for education. De La Salle North Catholic High School serves North and NW Portland. The DCS school finder can help find schools in Portland.

Portland Private Schools

It’s estimated there are 69 private or independent schools in Portland, offering specialized curriculum and academic programs. Portland Monthly’s annual private schools guide provide a detailed analysis of these schools.

Shopping and Entertainment

Thanks to their proximity to downtown, Northwest Portland and West Hills offer plenty of fantastic shopping opportunitiesPowell’s Books is just a short walk or bike ride away. Northwest Portland’s trendy Slabtown neighborhood boasts walkable streets, plentiful shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Supermarkets in West Hills and Northwest District include Safeway, QFC and Fred Meyer.

Commuting from West Hills and Northwest Portland

Residents of West Hills and Northwest Portland can easily walk, bike or take a streetcar to work in the downtown core. The MAX light rail system also provides easy access to many parts of the city.

Major arteries including the I-5 provide good north-south transportation options, while U.S. Route 26 is an east-west connector that travels all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Buying a Home in Portland? Contact Us Today!

If you’re looking to buy a home in Portland you need someone who understands both the market and the individual neighborhoods. We source the very best materials and provide the most skilled labor to design your dream home, infusing every step of the process with excellence.

By focusing exclusively on Portland, rather than spreading our team out into other areas, we bring an understanding of local needs and aesthetics to our work that supports positive growth and authenticity.

Contact or call us today at 503-616-4996 with any questions, or to schedule a consultation with our experts.

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With affordable real estate, a zippy light rail connection to downtown and plenty of local character, PDX’s Southeast district is a popular choice for new families or anyone else who wants to experience the funky vibe that has made Portland real estate listings so popular across the nation.

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Neighborhoods of Southeast Portland

Located on the opposite bank of the Willamette River from Portland’s downtown core, Southeast is filled with old character homes, charming coffee shops, bookstores and everything else that has made “PDX” an iconic American place.

There are also a variety of neighborhoods to suit every taste.

Buckman

Bordered by the Willamette River and by Sunnyside to the east, Buckman is famed in Southeast for its majestic Portland homes, eateries and craft beer scene. Schools in the neighborhood include Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary School (part of Portland Public Schools) and Central Catholic High School.

Richmond

Named one of the 24 best places to live and work in the western United States, Richmond is a residential neighborhood on the eastern side of Southeast. Richmond boasts dining on Southeast Division Street and livable, leafy neighborhoods, community gardens, bike lanes and public parks.

Sunnyside

Sometimes referred to as the Belmont neighborhood for its main commercial street, Sunnyside is known for its Victorian architecture and bohemian culture. Sunnyside is sometimes compared to San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district.

The neighborhood is perhaps most famous for being the home of the Bagdad Theatre, a movie palace built in 1927 by Universal Studios. The neighborhood’s identity is shaped by young, liberal residents, pedestrian-friendly, high-density mixed-use development and stately character homes.

Laurelhurst

One of Portland’s original planned neighborhoods, Laurelhurst is known for its stately character, gently curving streets, and a beautiful park at the very center of the community. Unlike many other neighborhoods in Portland, Laurelhurst is not mixed-use — there are no breweries or coffee shops here. Instead, the neighborhood is completely residential, making Laurelhurst its own separate world in PDX.

Mt. Tabor

While other parts of Portland have coffee shops, breweries and bookstores, Mt. Tabor has probably one of the most unique attractions of any neighborhood in America: its own extinct volcano. Mt. Tabor gets its name from a 600-foot high cinder cone in the heart of the neighborhood. A 196-acre park preserves the slopes of the cinder cone for hiking and outdoor recreation, and the rim of the dormant caldera provides awesome views of Portland below.

At the foot of the extinct volcano’s forested slopes lie streets lined with character homes, detached single-family homes, and a vibrant commercial area with restaurants and shops.

Sellwood

Overlooking the Willamette River in Southeast Portland, Sellwood’s parks, shopping, restaurants, public transit, libraries, supermarkets, movie theaters, and, of course, coffee shops, make it ideal for families or anyone looking to start a life in PDX. Sidewalks make for safe, walkable, pedestrian-friendly streets.

East Moreland

Originally planned and developed in the early-Twentieth century, East Moreland is a tree-filled neighborhood in Southeast Portland known for its quiet, leafy streets and a variety of architectural styles.

The neighborhood is served by the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line (Orange Line) which travels from Portland State University in downtown Portland, through South Waterfront and over the river, traveling through East Moreland on its way to Milwaukie.

Parks and Activities in Southeast Portland

Southeast Portland offers both family-friendly and nightlife activities, including:

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

This leading science museum’s five gigantic exhibition halls bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. Experience an earthquake, take part in live lab demonstrations, watch on a giant 4-story screen, explore the universe in a planetarium and even tour a real submarine.

Laurelhurst Park

Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful parks in the Pacific Northwest, this carefully manicured city park is great for picnics, family gatherings or just taking a stroll. A large, shallow lake makes up the heart of this park, and is a good place to go birdwatching in spring and fall.

Mt. Tabor Park

An extinct volcano offering commanding views of Portland, Mt. Tabor’s Douglas fir groves and sword ferns make for a spectacular afternoon outing of hiking, mountain biking or just taking a walk.

Schools in North and Northeast Portland Portland Public Schools (PPS)

Portland Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Oregon. More than 49,000 students (80% of Portland’s school-age children) attend PPS schools. Portland schools are ranked here.

Archdiocese of Portland Schools

The Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) is home to 15,000 students and 1,300 teachers, and provides the community with many options for education. The DCS school finder can help find schools in this part of Portland.

Portland Private Schools

There are 69 private or independent schools in Portland offering specialized curriculum and academic programs. Portland Monthly’s annual private schools guide provides a detailed analysis of these schools.

Commuting from Southeast Portland

The MAX light rail system provides easy access to many parts of the city for people living in Southeast Portland. Southeast Portland is served by the MAX Green Line.

Map of the MAX system. From Wikimedia. Image license: CC BY-SA 4.0

Driving in Southeast Portland

Major arteries in Southeast Portland include the I-205, which provides good north-south transportation options, while Highway 26 runs east-west through the district.

Buying a Home in Portland? Contact Us Today!

If you’re looking to buy a home in Portland you need someone who understands both the market and the individual neighborhoods. We source the very best materials and provide the most skilled labor to design your dream home, infusing every step of the process with excellence.

By focusing exclusively on Portland, rather than spreading our team out into other areas, we bring an understanding of local needs and aesthetics to our work that supports positive growth and authenticity.

Contact or call us today at 503-616-4996 with any questions, or to schedule a consultation with our experts.

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PDGI is proud to list 2624 SE 51st Ave Unit B. Portland OR, MLS #18416230.

Spacious & open floor plan w/a beautiful island kitchen to match w/custom cabs, slab cntrtps, gas range & SS gourmet appliances! Lots of windows & natural light. built-ins, 1/1 ADU for income potential! Must see! Office on main can be a bedroom. Walk score of 88 and bike score of 97. This is a prime property with great income potential. Includes 1 year Builder Warranty.

  • Type: Residential, Townhouse
  • Community: Multnomah
  • BikeScore 97 / WalkScore 85
  • Stories: 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Listing Information…

See More Information About 2624 SE 51st Ave Unit B

The post New Portland House Listing: 2624 SE 51st Ave Unit B. Portland, OR MLS #18416230 appeared first on Portland Development Group.

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PDGI is proud to list 3645 SE Crystal Springs BlvdPortland, OR MLS#18258698.

Great layout, bright rooms, Energy Star new construction! 4 beds 2.2 baths with spacious master suite with dual-vanities Spa like shower and walk-in closet. Main level features an open-layout with gourmet kitchen, custom cabinets, quartz counters & ss appliances. tuck-under garage & 1-Year Builder’s Warranty. Bike Score 81. On the neighborhood bikeway with Springwater Corridor. Lots of natural light.

See More Information About 3645 SE Crystal Springs Blvd

The post New Portland House Listing: 3645 SE Crystal Springs Blvd Portland, OR MLS#18258698 appeared first on Portland Development Group.

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PDGI is proud to list 5616 NE 16th Ave Unit A Portland, OR MLS#18474264.

Spacious & open floor plan w/a beautiful island kitchen to match w/custom cabs, slab cntrtps, gas range & SS gourmet appliances! Lots of windows & natural light. built-ins, 1/1 Xtra living Qrtrs for income potential! Must see! Office on main can be a bedroom. Walk score of 85 and bike score of 78. This is a prime property with great income potential. Includes 1 year Builder Warranty.

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PDGI is proud to list 762 Ne Jessup St Portland, OR MLS#18477278.

Fabulous New Construction 8 Blocks to Alberta Arts District. Walk to Gourmet Coffee, Dining & Shops. Light & Bright Designer Finishes! Spacious White Island Kitchen, Delightful Master w/ Generous Walk in Closet. Great Room Floor Plan! Hardwoods, Warm Fireplace & Built-ins. Awesome Lower Level Apartment w/ Separate Entrance. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath & Kitchenette. Generous Level Back Yard Perfect for Games & Alfresco Dining.

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PDGI is proud to list 760 Ne Jessup St Portland, OR MLS #18318877.

Fabulous New Construction 8 Blocks to Alberta Arts District. Walk to Gourmet Coffee, Dining & Shops. Light & Bright Designer Finishes! Spacious White Island Kitchen, Delightful Master w/ Generous Walk in Closet. Great Room Floor Plan! Hardwoods, Warm Fireplace & Built-ins. Awesome Lower Level Apartment w/ Separate Entrance. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath & Kitchenette. Generous Level Back Yard Perfect for Games & Alfresco Dining.

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PDGI is proud to list 2614 NE 32nd Pl Portland, OR MLS #18543121.

Urban luxury provided in this Grand old Portland style new construction in Grant Park. Open floor plan for the modern family. Light Tone on tone designer colors, elegant finishes throughout. State of the art island kitchen. Generous master with spa bath. Backyard for perfect alfresco dining.

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PDGI is proud to list 4514 NE 12th Ave. Portland, OR MLS #18014760.

Fabulous New Construction 3 Blocks to Alberta Arts District. Walking Distance to Farmers Market, Dining and Shops. Light and Bright Designer Finishes Throughout. Spacious White Island Kitchen, Awesome Walk In Pantry, Delightful Master w/ Spa Vessel Bath. Great Room Floor Plan with Hardwoods, Warm Fireplace and Built-ins. Generous Level Back Yard Perfect for Games and Alfresco Dining.

  • Type: Residential, Single Family Residence
  • Community: King
  • BikeScore 83 / WalkScore 87
  • Stories: 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Listing Information…
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