Portland Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Out of Love for Portland

Portland, Oregon is an amazing place with distinct neighborhoods and suburbs, each with its own attractions and culture. We love our town! We enjoy writing about these unique spots, offering relocation tips and providing stats on Portland neighborhoods and suburb growth, development, schools, and more.

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Portland Neighborhood Guide: Piedmont

April 11, 2016

Piedmont, originally billed as “The Emerald”, is a historic neighborhood of North Portland boasting easy commutes across the city by light rail, bus, or car. Piedmont proper is primarily residential, located just north of Mississippi and west of Alberta; but make no mistake, it has tons of character all its own with Peninsula Park as the community maintained centerpiece. Piedmont is also renowned as a biker’s paradise, with an incredible BikeScore of ~90 throughout. Combined with a 25-minute ride to Downtown Portland, it’s one of the premier neighborhoods for alternative commuting.  

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Top 5 Portland Neighborhoods of 2015

January 8, 2016

Lots of Portland neighborhoods made the news in 2015 — either for their growing popularity or because they’re changing with the tides of urban life. While the newspapers might lean toward hyperbole, the overall trend is that homes are increasing in value and that the city is working hard to include outlying areas and underdeveloped core areas in its growth. Here are five talked-about neighborhoods that stood out for me as a real estate agent, and they’re worth keeping an eye on as we move into the Portland real estate market of 2016 and beyond. 1. Hawthorne. According to the Seattle-based real estate website Redfin, the Southeast Portland neighborhood of Hawthorne was among the most competitive neighborhoods in the entire...

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Hot Real Estate Market, Hotter Portland Neighborhoods!

January 31, 2014

The new year is off to a good start for Portland real estate buyers, sellers and agents, according to the RMLS Report for the Portland Metro area for December 2013. The figure that stands out in this month’s real estate market report is that median and average home sale prices in the Portland area are up by nearly 13% compared to last year. Although the number of closed sales and new listings are down from November, the month of December overall pulled in ahead overall compared to the same month last year. And, the number of pending sales reached 1,484, the most for any December since 2006! What’s causing all of this positive Portland real estate market action? Portland always...

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Portland’s Hottest Neighborhoods for 2013 (part 2)

January 11, 2013

Is your New Year’s resolution to relocate to Portland? With so many great places to begin your search, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose the neighborhood that’s right for you. Let your local Portland real estate agent help. Last month, we listed three Portland neighborhoods that are up-and-coming for 2013. Now we’re finishing off our list with three more undiscovered but quintessentially Portland neighborhoods for you to consider. South Waterfront – A mix of the old and new is what you’ll find in this South Portland neighborhood. On the eastern edge is the South Waterfront, an industrial area on the Willamette river that has been redeveloped over the past few years into an happening urban zone. The condos...

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Top Portland Neighborhoods for 2013 (part 1)

December 26, 2012

With 95 neighborhoods, the city of Portland has a place for everyone – seniors, families, first-time home buyers, and anyone looking for the convenience of urban life with the safety and familiarity of a good neighborhood. In 2012, we saw the Portland real estate market begin to pick up again, making 2013 the perfect year to invest in a home. Foreclosed properties and short sales continue to come on the market, and the savvy buyer might just find a screaming deal this year. Where are the great properties? All over the Portland, area, really. Young professionals continue to flood into the Pearl district and are starting to move into new developments in the south Waterfront and in North Portland. Southeast...

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Portland Zip Code Map and Portland Neighborhood Map

September 12, 2012

A while back we posted an article on the best Portland Neighborhood Map. While we still think it is the best, we found another Portland map that incorporates both zip codes and Portland neighborhoods! Simply enter a zip code or street address at the top and you’ll instantly go to the appropriate location on the map. There is also a wonderful Portland Neighborhood List on the right hand side. There are so many wonderful Portland Neighborhoods, it can be tough to know which one is which! This wonderful map will help you discover which one you are in and tell you the zip. Top 1% real estate agent in Portland. Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor See my listing package here. See my...

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Best Portland Neighborhood Map, Right Here!

August 15, 2012

Find out which Portland neighborhood is best! Discover: Neighborhood statistics on population, income, demographics, owner occupied vs. rent occupied, level of education, and more. This interactive map program outlines each of the Portland neighborhoods. Which Portland Neighborhood am I in? Simply type your address in the search bar and it will automatically transport you to your neighborhood area.

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Buying a Portland Home: Which Neighborhood Are You?

April 5, 2012

Some cities are defined by a sports team, a university or an industry, but Portland, Oregon is a city of neighborhoods. The homes, businesses, institutions and open spaces that comprise Portland’s neighborhoods create distinct personalities, embodied by the individuals who call their Portland neighborhood their home. When relocating to or buying a home in Portland, it’s important to consider which neighborhood you want to be a part of. This decision will affect what kind of home you live in, where your kids will go to school, how you’ll get to work, what kind of groceries you’ll buy, whether you’ll feel safe at home, and much more. Start by thinking about where you currently live. What do you like or dislike...