Northwest Portland is extremely coveted because of the majestic views and close proximity to Downtown Portland. Soaked with luxury homes NW Portland has earned the right to be one of the first locations home buyers moving in to the area start looking first. From Council Crest to Forest Heights you will enjoy the Mt. Hood or territorial views. Living in this area also affords you great access to amenities such as The Oregon Zoo, Pittock Mansion, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and Forest Park.
If you still want great access to Downtown Portland and enjoy a more established home on a larger lot then consider close-in Southwest Portland. From Multnomah Village to the Raleigh Hills areas you find love this part of town. It is always expensive to live so close to the city, but living in SW Portland you do not feel like you are in suburbia. Living in this area gives you access to Washington Square Mall, Tryon Creek State Park, Lewis and Clark College as well as Portland Community College. I would be remised to not talk about Dunthorpe. Tucked along the western banks of the Willamette River and Highway 43 between Downtown Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon the Dunthorpe community is unlike any other in the metropolitan area. Most of the community is zoned “R20” for a minimum of 20,000 square foot lots (approximately one-half acre), but a number of those lots are over an acre. From established trees to manicured grounds you will find breathtaking homes that define the standard of elegant living.
Considering a lifestyle in the heart of the city then Downtown Portland is what you want. The Pearl District has become one of the hippest, most cosmopolitan neighborhoods in the city. From its high rise condominium towers filled with high-end lofts to its trendy boutiques, amazing restaurants, sidewalk cafes and art galleries, Portland’s Pearl District is unlike any other neighborhood. From Powell’s Books and art galleries on First Thursday to the latest restaurants and Tom McCall Waterfront Park the city is always open. For a special night on the town catch a Portland Timbers MLS game or a swanky dinner at Portland City Grill.
Filled with architectural charm and quaint homes combined with revitalization NW Portland is boasting record appreciation. From the Irvington and Alameda areas to Laurelwood and the Mt Tabor areas NW Portland is the pinnacle of high quality craftsmanship. Whether they are been completely remodeled or not, if you are drawn to a vintage home then this area is for you. This part of town boasts several the Portland Convention Center, The Moda Center where the Portland Trailblazers play, several hospitals and is adjacent to Portland International Airport.
If you are searching for an eclectic, urban environment then SE Portland is a perfect place for you. This community is where high wealth matches with the arts and local pubs. Westmoreland and Eastmoreland are straight out the high quality luxury home built just before the depression. Houses here sell fast for top dollar and once they move in the rarely want to leave. Just next to there is the Sellwood district which is filled with local restaurants and antique stores. Head to the Woodstock and Holgate areas you will enjoy the finest of tattoo parlors and unique. Sandwiched between is Reed College known to be the Harvard of the West.