East Portland Neighborhoods – The east side of Portland
The East Portland Neighborhoods are the older part of the city- with lots of awesome historic homes full of charm and character, tree lined streets and little neighborhood business areas with local restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. This is what attracts many people from all over the country to move to Portland. They fall in love with the lifestyle that these types of neighborhoods offer. Portland is big on walking, bike riding and public transportation, and with the grid-like flat streets that have sidewalks, it gives a walkable lifestyle that many people are yearning for. There are also parks all over the city, well taken care of, and neighborhood gathering places! I used to live in Europe, and this part of Portland reminds me of some of the little European towns I went to, in France, Belgium, England and other countries. People walked to get fresh food each day, and sat out in front of restaurants at tables along the sidewalk, enjoying the fresh air. This is Portland on the east side! There are many beautiful styles of homes on the inner east side too. Because Portlanders have always appreciated their history and protected the older homes and neighborhoods, they have been restored instead of torn down like many other cities do. The styles of East Portland neighborhoods include Craftsman, Four Square, Victorian, Queen Anne, English Tudor, Old PDX; sprinkled with cute little bungalows, cape cods, and mid century ranches as you get farther out. Many of the older homes are full of beautiful craftsmanship-Wide moldings, Built-ins, Leaded glass, gorgeous hardwoods, some inlaid, bay windows with window seats, big front porches with swings! I think this is one of the reasons people who come to Portland, fall in love with Portland. If you would like to see any houses in any of these neighborhoods, or just get a free neighborhood tour so you can get the feel of the neighborhood, that is what we specialize in! Just give us a call and we can set it up!
Portland is divided into north and south at Burnside- and east and west at the Willamette River. So NE Portland goes from the Willamette River east all the way to the Gresham border, and from Winning Way at the Rose Quarter north to Rail tracks just before Columbia Blvd a 1/2 block Section of Williams ave on the Columbia River. NE Portland has changed so much over the past few years. Just like cities all over America, it is being restored and revitalized so that it has a wonderful quality of life and a walkable bikable lifestyle! So many of the older run down neighborhoods have been brought back to live, with houses restored and rebuilt, new houses added, streets fixed, shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes sprouting up everywhere, each little neighborhood having it’s own shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, all bringing the community together and becoming local gathering places! Some neighborhoods are bordered on 2 sides by two different business areas, like Irvington with Broadway to the south, Mississippi and Williams to the west and Fremont shops to the north! Most of the business areas have local shops with charm, character, and uniqueness- very few chain stores anywhere except on the main drags! You can learn more about each neighborhood in NE Portland by going to the extra info on each little neighborhood blurb. If you would like to see any houses in any of these neighborhoods, or just get a free neighborhood tour so you can get the feel of the neighborhood, that is what we specialize in! Just give us a call and we can set it up!
Portland is divided into north and south at Burnside- and east and west at the Willamette River. So SE Portland goes from the Willamette River east all the way to the edge of Gresham, and from Burnside it goes south all the way to Milwaukie. There are lots of diverse and unique places within the East Portland neighborhoods- from quirky eclectic Hawthorne to gorgeous and stately Eastmoreland. The neighborhood’s history has been preserved in almost all of these neighborhoods; Portland is fiercely protective and proud of it’s history. Oregonians were the early pioneers who came across the country in covered wagons, strong, proud entrepreneur types who wanted a better life. When they got here, they built it, and that history is part of the fabric that is in every Portlander. I guess that is why the neighborhoods have been protected, preserved and restored. They fight fiercely to protect the historic homes the parks and green spaces, and even the trees! Portlanders believe in being green caring for the environment, having their lifestyle walkable, bikable or they want access to public transportation. There is a community closeness in each neighborhood, fostered and nurtured by the little local cafes, restaurants and shops. It helps the people get to know each other, and want to take care of their whole neighborhood! Here is a guide to most of the SE neighborhoods of Portland. You can learn more about each individual neighborhood, what it has to offer, the lifestyle, parks, schools, history and anything else I thought would be important to someone who was trying to decide where they wanted to live. And if you would like to see any houses in any of these neighborhoods, or have a free local tour, just ask us! It is what we specialize in, and have been doing so since 2005!
Outer East Portland neighborhoods are usually considered west of 82nd Ave. This is still in Portland proper, but the neighborhoods are a little bit farther out, not as popular (although as Portland grows, these neighborhoods are getting more and more interest), and most people don’t really hear much about them. This neighborhood guide would not be considered complete without addressing these neighborhoods, which would be the ones between 82nd and Gresham.