Alameda runs along a high ridge that sits up above the city offering breathtaking views of the Willamette river, the downtown skyline. NE 39th winds up from NE Fremont, up through the hills, passing spectacular showpiece homes that sit on the ridge overlooking the city. It's one of my favorite drives in the city. When you get to the top, which is NE 42nd and Prescott, you come to a group of trendy little shops, cafes and restaurants. Then the land levels out for awhile, until it starts getting close to the Columbia river- where it drops back down the hill again. There are gorgeous English Tudor homes with leaded glass and spires, Queen Anne with four levels and beautiful curb appeal, Classic Craftsmen with big front porches, and other styles I can't really put a name to, and have only seen in pictures from Europe! Whoever designed some of these homes must have had a background overseas! It's almost like stepping into another world. Most of the homes here were built in the 20's and 30's-and they abound in leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, tree lined streets, and great curb appeal!
Where is this neighborhood located? Alameda goes from NE 21 st to NE 32nd Ave , and from NE Knott to NE Prescott- and is bordered by these neighborhoods: Irvington , Sabin, Concordia, Beaumont-Wilshire and Grant Park.
It's just 10 minutes to downtown- and has remained purely residential- so the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful! There are no parks right in Almeda, but Grant Park and Wilshire are really close- and so is the Columbia River . There are shops and cafes all the way around the perimeter- so you are never too far from restaraunts- and there isn't much crime- you can check the crime stats at Portland Maps
Schools In Portland, people are permitted to send their children to whatever school they want within the Portland School District... as long as there is room. If the school is important to you, it is probably a good idea to check and see which school your neighborhood is assigned to- because it seems logical that the best schools will have a waiting list- and if you live there, you will be at the top! Alameda, of course, has excellent schools. You can click on the links below to find out about them- and click on the School Report Card to find out how all the schools compare to each other.
Here are some photos of cool homes in the Alameda neighborhood.
Official neighborhood map of Alameda | A street map showing the Alameda area.