Guide to Northeast Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon
For in-depth information about the below Northeast neighborhoods, just click on them
If you’re looking for urban living, historic homes, tree-lined streets, city parks, and street shopping instead of malls, you’ll want to consider Northeast Portland.
Originally one of Portland’s streetcar suburbs, Northeast Portland underwent a great building boom from 1890-1913. During that time, Northeast Broadway, one of the district’s main thoroughfares, evolved naturally into a busy strip of restaurants and shops needed to support Portland’s growing eastside population. Although modern automobile travel and convenient MAX light rail service render many of the Northeast neighborhoods a quick 7-10 -minute jaunt to Portland’s downtown core, Northeast Portland seems charmingly detached from the bustle of the city center.
The seeds of gentrification were planted during World War II, when African Americans from the South flowed into Portland to take jobs in the shipyards. Portland officials and community members, from real estate agents to bankers, pushed the black community into a small area called Lower Albina, near the present-day Rose Quarter, through redlining and other now-illegal practices. White Portlanders fled, and the city began a long pattern of disinvestment. Street and sidewalk repairs were neglected, and the city did little to develop businesses or enforce housing codes, said Dr. Karen Gibson, the PSU professor, who wrote a study in 2007 called Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment, 1940-2000.
- Hollywood Farmers Market Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues. Saturdays mornings, May-November. More information at hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
- King Neighborhood Farmers Market Northeast 7th Avenue and Wygant Street. Late morning to early afternoon on Sundays, May-October. More information at portlandfarmersmarket.org.
- Lloyd Farmers Market Oregon Square at Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues. Tuesdays, June-September. More information at lloydfarmersmkt.net.
Portland Monthly Magazine Neighborhood Guide
In their April issue every year, the Portland Monthly Magazine features the past year home prices along with other information about Portland neighborhoods and suburban communities.
The numbers on the website as well as the printed magazine are divided into four sections (real estate, people, crime, and lifestyle) on each of the Portland 90 plus neighborhoods as well as about 25 suburban communities. The website offers over 50 items of information about each Portland neighborhood and suburban community. There is more data online than in the printed magazine.
The magazine added a feature on their website for homes sold in 2014 and it’s also available for homes sold in 2015 — an interactive map where you can click on a neighborhood and a pop-up displays five items (1-year median price change, 5-year median price change, median gross rent, walkability score and percent of newcomer) for a Portland neighborhood as well as a suburban community.
To visit the magazine’s website latest stories and numbers visit their Real Estate section — click on “Neighborhoods” to view the numbers for the Portland neighborhoods and click on “Suburbs” for the numbers on communities in the metro area. Note the detailed numbers for each of the four sections for homes sold in 2014 and 2015 are displayed below the map. To access the Portland neighborhoods and metro communities demographic data and home prices by year:
Walking in Northeast Portland
Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live. Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. Portland is the 12th most walkable city in the U.S. We have created a Walk Score for each of the neighborhood profiles below. Please note that we use an address in the center of each neighborhood to determine the Walk Score. Scores will vary in a neighborhood depending upon the address.
Below you will find five walking tours in the Northeast neighborhoods:
- Ainsworth & NE Parks Loop Begin at Fernhill Park, NE 42nd & Simpson for this 3-mile, 6,000 step walk.
- Alameda Ridge & Stairs Begin at NE 50th & Sandy for this 3.75 miles, 8,000 steps walk with some great views.
- Hollywood to Rose City Golf Course Begin at NE 45th & Hancock for this 3.2 miles, 6400 steps walk.
- Irvington Homes & Trees Begin at NE 15th & Broadway for this 2.6 miles, 5,000 steps walk and discover some of northeast’s Heritage trees.
- Three Parks Walk Begin at Knott Street Park, NE 112th & Russell for this 2.25 miles, 4,500 steps walk through Knott Street, John Luby and Merrifield Parks.
Transit Score provides a 0-100 rating indicating how well an address is served by public transportation. Ratings range from “Rider’s Paradises” to areas with limited or no nearby public transportation.
In 2009, the non-profit Transportation for America named the Portland-Vancouver area as the ninth-safest metro area for pedestrians.
Search for Homes in Northeast Portland
To search for homes in Northeast Portland, go to SpatialMatch®, a real-time interactive geo-spatial search platform that delivers a totally new way to search for real estate online. Every aspect of the search process is conducted on the map, creating a fluid and entertaining user experience. You can just specify the criteria and obtain all the current listings that match in Northeast Portland as well as a specific neighborhood. Devices must be configured with Adobe Flash and Java — SpatialMatch will not work on Apple mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. Use Quick Search for Apple mobile devices and mobile devices not configured with Adobe Flash or Java
Homes for Sale in Northeast Portland
Detailed Profiles of Northeast Neighborhoods
Here are neighborhoods in Northeast Portland that have details profiles. The profiles include housing costs, crime stats, history, etc.