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. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Listing provided by Premiere Property Group, LLC
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  2. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing provided by Keller Williams-PDX Central
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  3. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 4,206 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,939 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Listing provided by Eleete Real Estate
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  4. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 3,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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  5. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,252 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing provided by Paramount Realtors
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  6. 2 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 1,253 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing provided by Think Real Estate
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  7. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,666 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing provided by Oregon Realty Co.
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  8. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,749 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing provided by Windermere Realty Trust
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  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,531 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Listing provided by Stella Realty
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  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,975 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Listing provided by Alameda Realty
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  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Listing provided by Premiere Property Group, LLC
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  12. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,391 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Listing provided by eXp Realty, LLC
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  13. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,741 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Listing provided by Hasson Company
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  14. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  15. 5 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Listing provided by Living Room Realty
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  16. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,251 sq ft
    Year built: 1947
    Listing provided by John L. Scott
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  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,162 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Listing provided by Keller Williams-PDX Central
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  18. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,666 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing provided by Oregon Realty Co.
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  19. 6 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 3,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Listing provided by Scout Realty Co.
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  20. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,457 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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  21. 3 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Listing provided by Wise Move Real Estate
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  22. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 3,192 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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  23. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,917 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,040 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Listing provided by John L. Scott NE Portland
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  25. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,269 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty Profes.
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(all data current as of 11/15/2018)

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