Portland SW, NW Neighborhoods

Portland SW, NW Neighborhoods

Southwest and Northwest Portland are neighborhoods on the Westside of the Willamette River just like downtown Portland. Although they are not technically suburbs because they are within the City limits of Portland, they are quite different from the traditional eastside neighborhoods of Portland.

SW Portland neighborhoods are located directly south of downtown Portland along the I-5 Corridor and is a highly desirable address. This area enjoys great bus access into downtown and Portland State University along with OHSU and all the hospitals up on the hill. It is not platted on a north/south grid like the east side of Portland. Streets wind around the foothills and have a look and feel that is much more relaxed than the eastside. Most neighborhoods do not have curbs and sidewalks but do have an abundance of towering fir and cedar trees. I have had clients refer to it as ‘a bit rural feeling’. Some of SW is within the Portland School District and some is within the Beaverton School District. Both are highly rated. Lots size vary greatly but it is possible to find a home on a 1/4 acre unlike the typical 50×100 lots found on the eastside. Most homes were built before 1990 but there are a few newer small developments spread throuh out the area.

Portland SW, NW Neighborhoods gabriel parkVermont Hills is aSW Portland neighborhood that was designed in the traditional way (much like the eastside) with curbs and sidewalks but it was not built on a grid pattern. This allowed for larger lots and streets that curve and continue on to eliminate many of the intersections. These homes were built starting in the 1920s and most have garages. Gabriel Park which is 87 acres of play structures, tennis courts, dog parks, walking trails, skate park, pool and community center,is on the southern border along Vermont Ave, as is Wilson High School.

 

Hillsdale is next to Vermont Hills but has the retail area. It is a bit spread apart due to the topograph so you will need to hop in a car to visit the varous shopping opportunities. Hillsdale is also home to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center  Because this area is in the foothills, roads and homes had to adapt to what nature gave them. Some homes may have a tuck-under garage or a daylight basement to absorb a sloping lot, while others are designed into a hillside. 

Portland SW, NW Neighborhoods multnomah-villageMultnomah Village is the most popular area of SW Portland because it has what the popular eastside neighborhoods have; a downtown area with cafes, shops, restaurants and galleries. The Village is only about four blocks long ( located on Capital Hwy. at 35th Ave.) but can hold it’s own. We are now seeing a number of in-fill new construction homes in the $600-$700k price range. Builders generally seek out smaller homes and replace them with 2700-3200 square foot homes, some with rental apts. on the lower level known as ADUs (auxiliary dwelling unit). This area of SW does not have the high density zoning that the eastside does so one home is replaced with just one home. In many areas of NE and SE Portland one home can be replaced with two.

  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 2,085 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1915
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,968 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 1
  3. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,853 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1977
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 1
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,493 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,547 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,938 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,907 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,233 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,920 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,882 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 1
  12. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,358 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
  13. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,798 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 2
  14. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
  15. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,180 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
  16. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 1
  17. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,872 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1916
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,495 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1950
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,604 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,834 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
  21. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,939 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
  22. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,529 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 4
  23. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,672 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,185 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
  24. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,704 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Parking spots: 2
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,215 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2

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(all data current as of 5/22/2017)

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