Alameda & Beaumont-Wilshire

A classic Portland neighborhood, Alameda borders the vibrant Hollywood District and Beaumont Village. Established in the mid-18th century, the neighborhood is filled with historic homes, buildings, and parks. Near-million-dollar homes wind up the hill as NE Fremont rises from 21st Avenue through the 40s, but the vibe is way more charming than garish, with quick access to above-par doughnuts, coffee, and brunch.

Arbor Lodge & Overlook

The Arbor Lodge | Overlook neighborhood is perched above the Willamette River in North Portland. As a result of the Portland real estate market boom, Overlook has seen an influx of new residents. Local businesses thrive here with a vibrant offering of restaurants and shops.

One of the main attractions is Overlook Park which boasts wonderful views of the west hills and downtown Portland while offering a wide array of amenities. Though not a park, Willamette Boulevard is a treasured neighborhood corridor for runners, walkers, and cyclists. The road runs along the bluff, presenting beautiful views of the river, downtown, and the west side.

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek

Be prepared to pay through the nose for earthquake insurance at these lofty, upscale neighborhoods perched high above the city. On the bright side, no worries about floods or finding a parking spot at Washington Park—it’s your backyard. The bird-watchers who flock to the natural areas here don’t care much that it’s hard to tell if you’re in Portland or Milwaukie; neither do homeowners, who snatch up houses with significantly more acreage than you find in closer-in hoods.

Argay & Parkrose

Just east of I-205, Parkrose and Argay straddle NE Sandy with residential areas and sporty Parkrose High on the south side and airport hotels, Costco, a brewery, and a lot of light industrial activity on the north.

Arlington Heights & Hillside

Be prepared to pay through the nose for earthquake insurance at these lofty, upscale neighborhoods perched high above the city. On the bright side, no worries about floods or finding a parking spot at Washington Park—it’s your backyard.

Arnold Creek

For those who want to live in Lake Oswego but aren’t ready to identify as Clackamas County-ers. Homes are quite pricey, but you get the delightful Tryon Creek State Natural Area in close proximity.


Ashcreek neighborhood’s footprint runs all the way from I-5 on its south end to Multnomah Boulevard on its north end. It’s a Multnomah County entity that crosses into Washington County by a few blocks in the northwest corner. Residents of Ashcreek are blessed with quiet, forested seclusion and plenty of walking trails, with one running clear to Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Commuters who work in Portland enjoy a short 15-minute drive down I-5 or SW Barbur Boulevard. Of the almost two thousand households in Ashcreek neighborhood, 85% of them are occupied by homeowners.


Crestwood is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Crestwood is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Crestwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Crestwood there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks along Portland’s leafy western edge. Many families and young professionals live in Crestwood and the public schools in Crestwood are above average.


Maplewood is a small, quiet, residential neighborhood located in Southwest Portland. It is bordered by the Ashcreek, Hayhurst, and Multnomah neighborhoods on the east and Washington County on the west. The neighborhood is almost all families and retirees, thanks to its abundance of homes, green spaces, and relaxed atmosphere. Maplewood is close to downtown Portland but without all the hustle and bustle.


The once predominantly African American Albina neighborhood has seen many changes since its time as a hub of West Coast jazz, These days, the avenues of N Mississippi and N Williams are known mostly for retail and restaurants, with shopping and dining strips bracketing the largely residential streets in between.


On a plateau above Johnson Creek and below Mount Scott, this area of Southeast didn’t become part of Portland until 1986. The mostly residential zone is home to towering firs, two Jewish cemeteries, one Apostolic Faith world HQ, and some standout food carts. 

Bridgeton, East Columbia & Sunderland

Hugging the Columbia River between I-5 and the airport, this mostly industrial zone also sports golf courses and riverfront condos.

Bridlemile & Hayhurst

Suburbia within city limits, with equally easy access to peaceful green spaces and big box stores.


A quiet, close-in enclave that got a big boost when the Orange MAX line went in; the giant hill at Brooklyn Park is built for summer slip-’n’-slide action.


Among the city’s highest concentration of Victorian-era homes with gingerbread trim, plus plenty of neighbor-painted road murals at intersections.

Cathedral Park & St. Johns

A quaint downtown with not one but two movie theaters and the soaring St. Johns Bridge mark this picturesque end of North Portland’s “peninsula,” between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.


Close-knit and affordable on the Portland/Gresham border with its own school district, colorful murals, and a stone’s throw from both Powell Butte and some of the city’s best birrierias.

Collins View & South Burlingame

Perched between the vintage Burlingame Fred Meyer sign and River View Cemetery, these small hoods that punch above their weight don’t see a ton of turnover in real estate, so you might be waiting a while to get in.


Named for Concordia University, which sits within its boundaries, the Concordia neighborhood is in the city’s Northeast quadrant. Bordered by Vernon, Woodland, Cully, Alameda, Beaumont-Wilshire and more, this area of the city is known for the University, which is part of the Lutheran Concordia University System, as well as for the Kennedy School.

A remodeled elementary school building, the Kennedy School is one of the McMenamins brothers’ finer achievements. Containing guest lodgings, a soaking pool, a movie theater, a brewery, a restaurant and numerous places to relax and enjoy a pint, the recreation-dedicated hotspot is one of Portland’s more notable destinations.

Homes here are lovely and, like many of the Northeast neighborhoods that abut this one, are somewhat upscale. Most are built in the Craftsman style with beautiful details and classic touches that date back to their early- or mid-1900s building dates.

Nearby are many city parks, with open green spaces and walking trails, water features and manicured gardens, all perfect for a date, a family outing, or a study spot.

Creston-Kenilworth, Richmond & South Tabor

Anchored by a burgeoning commercial district around SE 50th and Division, plus home to the kayak and canoe museum of your dreams.

Cully & Sumner

Humble ’60s-era houses sit on long lots under tall firs just south of the airport, with a golf course, a beloved butcher, and an Indian buffet drawing visitors from across the city.


Buzzing with shops, restaurants, and amenities, the city of Downtown Portland attracts both citizens and newcomers alike. Whether it’s taking a stroll past the shops or bringing your furry friend to the park, downtown has it all. The charming city leaves a unique mark through some of its architecture dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. High-rise buildings characterize the skyline while its attractions are constantly evolving. Enjoy the Portland Saturday Market or head to the Portland International Rose Garden for some weekend entertainment. Downtown Portland always has something going on for you and your family!


Dunthorpe is an affluent neighborhood just south of Portland, OR. Bordered by the Willamette River, the Dunthorpe community is known for large, beautiful houses and wildlife areas. With half of Dunthorpe belonging to Clackamas County and the other half to Multnomah County, its properties are zoned to mandate half-acre lot sizes at a minimum.

Area highlights include Lewis & Clark College as well as the gorgeous Tyron Creek State Natural Area. A state park, Tryon Creek boasts miles of wilderness trails for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders and is home to wildlife such as coyotes, brush rabbits, raccoons and endangered salamanders. Dunthorpe is situated on the Willamette River’s west side, on 13 acres of which sits the Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close. Created at the turn of the century by Scottish couple Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kerr, and designed by Central Park architect Frederick Law Olmstead, the garden now showcases curated paths, magnolia trees, streams, rock gardens, rhododendrons and more. Located next to the river, Dunthorpe is a convenient locale for many water sports enthusiasts or those looking to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront.

Eastmoreland & Reed

Sitting on Portland’s east side near the Willamette River, Eastmoreland is a family-friendly neighborhood with homes ranging from ranch to Craftsman style and varying widely in price, according to square footage, location, lot size, and other amenities. Many of the homes were built in the mid-1900s when the community was developed.

Eastmoreland has a significant history, such as its public parks, including the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and Berkeley Park. Other neighborhood attractions include the Eastmoreland Golf Course, a sweeping stretch of greenery and trees that sprawls downward toward the river, as well as historic Reed College, a private liberal arts college founded at the turn of the 20th century. Reed College contains acres of beautiful grounds on which to walk, picnic and explore, as well as wildlife areas that have been rebuilt and conserved.

Lined with trees and landscaped gardens, Eastmoreland is a beautiful area that transforms with the seasons.


Spanning North and Northeast Portland, the Eliot neighborhood is roughly hemmed in by the Willamette River to the west, Fremont St. to the north, 7th Avenue to the east and Broadway St. to the south. It is located right in the middle of the former city of Albina, and is a cultural destination for many residents of Portland, who come here to eat, shop, drink, listen to live music and generally have a good time.

Homes in the area may not be quite as pricey or sprawling as nearby neighborhoods such as Irvington or Alameda, but they are still quite nice. Often built in the Craftsman style, they consist of cottages and bungalows in a range of sizes and square footages. Many yards are large and showy, with mature landscaping and lovely greenery that graces the old streets.

Residents and visitors have tons of options when it comes to R&R. The Eliot neighborhood possesses fun cultural destinations, such as old churches or historic homes, for those who appreciate the weight of history. Coffee shops and restaurants abound, so you always have plenty of choices for where to eat. Shops, boutiques, groceries, and artisanal stores line the busier streets, so you can always find something to cook in too.

Because of its central location and proximity to several major freeways, including I-84 and I-5, the Eliot neighborhood is a great place to live no matter where you work. The downtown strip is especially close by car or public transportation.

Far Southwest & West Portland Park

Portland Community College’s Sylvania campus defines this hood; available housing includes both condos and single-family homes, and there’s quick access to shopping districts in Tigard and Lake Oswego.

Forest Park & Northwest Heights

Named for its high vantage point on top of Portland’s West Hills, Forest Heights has some of the best views the city has to offer. On a clear day, you can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and other far-off Cascade Range beauties from this beautiful neighborhood’s many excellent viewing spots.

Homeowners in the area take great pride in their houses and in the landscaping in their yards, which is why they have a Homeowners Association governed by a Board of Directors. Homes in the area are a mix of single-family houses along with townhomes and condos. The neighborhood is primarily composed of residences, although there is a small retail shopping center there.

The area also has hundreds of acres of beautiful shared nature areas, including miles of walking trails. There are seven overall, winding through small parks, glens, forests and along streets that bespeak the commitment of residents to the beauty of the area. Mill Pond Park also graces the neighborhood, offering additional walking trails, fountains, green space and playgrounds. It’s also a good area to catch local wildlife.

Foster-Powell & Mt Scott-Arleta

Perennially on the edge of gentrification, these Southeast hoods still boast some deals to be found, plus proximity to the glorious Portland Mercado food cart pod.

Glenfair, Hazelwood & Mill Park

The city has poured millions into greenspaces here like Gateway Discovery Park, but residents also endure one of the city’s highest concentrations of traffic deaths and other safety issues.

Goose Hollow

Dipping from downtown and climbing up toward Vista Avenue and Washington Park, this onetime bastion of Portland high society still has some grand homes and exclusive clubs, though all comers are welcome to be part of the 25,000 fans packing into Providence Park on soccer game days.

Grant Park

Another cozy enclave within Portland’s larger community, Grant Park successfully combines family comforts with the classic slightly-hippie, slightly-yuppie, good-kind-of-weird culture for which Portland is known.

Located in the city’s Northeast quadrant and bordered by charming neighborhoods such as Alameda, Irvington, Laurelhurst and Beaumont-Wilshire, among others, it is home to classic houses and lots of culture. Houses are mainly in the Craftsman and Old Portland style, and tend to be large and luxurious, much like the homes in the surrounding neighborhoods. With spacious lots, many bedrooms and bathrooms and lots of classic detailing, they are very desirable homes.

The culture scene is no less happening. The main streets host artisanal fooderies like donut shops and breweries as well as more traditional restaurants and pubs. Residents are within easy driving distance of all sorts of destinations, from art galleries to shopping centers to grocery stores. Many houses and buildings in the area have historical significance, becoming destinations in their own right.

There are also many large parks in the neighborhood, with open green space for sports and recreational activities and lots of walking trails that meander through natural areas and out onto busy streets hopping with city life.

Residents take pride in the fact that Grant Park is home to the fictional characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins from Beverly Cleary’s famous children’s books. Want a fun historical tour? Stroll down Klickitat Street, the main setting for the books, and imagine yourself back in the 50s.

Hayden Island & Jantzen Beach

Amusement park–turned–shopping center dominates the view, and floating homes and marinas fill in the edges—but much of this expanse in the Columbia River is a nature preserve.

Healy Heights, Homestead & Southwest Hills

Very hard to live up here and NOT have rooms with stunning city views and neighbors who are hardy, fit doctors who bomb down the Marquam Nature Park trails. Sidewalks are scarce, so watch for joggers and dog-walkers in the middle of the road.


One of the most walkable hoods in Southwest boasts a killer year-round farmers market and an extra-welcoming library branch.

Hollywood & Rose City Park

The residents of the Hollywood neighborhood in Portland have the unique option of living in a part of town with that big city, urban feel, while also having access to one of the oldest golf courses in the state of Oregon. Outside of golf, Hollywood is full of incredible, locally-owned shops, cafes, restaurants, and more. The crown jewel of this neighborhood is the Hollywood theater, which has stood since 1926. It is now surrounded by sleek, modern buildings in a way that showcases the history of Portland, and the seamless blending of old and new that makes this city so beautiful.


Check out the tree-lined streets before Dutch elm disease beats you to it, and stop to smell all the roses in the Ladd’s Addition gardens.


The Humboldt neighborhood in Portland can probably be best described as young, urban, and hip. The streets are busied with bike traffic, foot traffic, and buses cruising by every few minutes. Humboldt is a great place for those who want the comfy feel of an older home, a sense of community, and easy access to other popular neighborhoods and downtown Portland.

Humboldt homes are either modest, awesome, or funky and are just as varied from Old Victorians, Bungalows, Old Foursquare, ranch, apartments, fresh new condos, and more. Creative paint schemes and landscaping will shout out to you from pockets all around the neighborhood.

Irvington & Sabin

The Irvington/Broadway area combines beautiful homes, elegantly landscaped yards, sweeping stretches of greenery and wide streets which deviate from much of the city’s traditional grid pattern. Irving Park’s sun-trap and dog mecca and commercial stretches on NE Broadway, Fremont, and Prescott put a lot within walking distance of these leafy streets.


An ax-wielding 31-foot Paul Bunyan stands guard over Kenton’s 1920s bungalows, new transit-served apartment buildings, old-timey downtown, and 24-hour doughnut shop.


After a recent glow-up, this close-in hood boasts a busy rock gym, a bespoke butcher shop, and the designiest of the city’s many food cart pods in the Zipper, along with a solid stock of homes to rent and buy.

King & Vernon

The forces of gentrification are strong here—an iced coffee might run you $6 along Alberta—but pockets of the area’s storied past remain, including in Black history murals and old-school barbershops.


Laurelhurst contains many sweeping, upscale single-family homes. Breaking Portland’s traditional grid pattern of streets, the avenues in this neighborhood wind gently through parks and residential enclaves. The center of the neighborhood is crowned with a golden statue of Joan of Arc, around which winds Coe Circle, a huge traffic circle.

Many of the homes in the area are grand, with multiple stories, fairytale elements such as towers and extra wings, long front walks and sprawling porches.

Nearby attractions include Laurelhurst Park, a huge stretch of green space that includes a pond and trails winding around the almost 27-acre lot.

Lents & Powellhurst Gilbert

The focus of furious revitalization efforts in recent years, this corner of Portland is a stronghold of Asian and Eastern European communities, and starter homes that won’t quite break the bank.


Neighbors here cluster along the bluffs overlooking the Willamette, know where to find the uncrowded Forest Park trailheads, and do as much of their shopping as possible at the classic Linnton Feed & Seed.

Lloyd District & Sullivan’s Gulch

Big question marks here about the future of the namesake mall, but the walkable area with its historic homes and low-slung apartments remains a pocket of quintessential neighborhoodiness.

Madison South & Roseway

The slightly shaggy, lovable business district around NE 72nd and Sandy holds a vegan Jewish deli and a tasteful wine bar; small, rehabbed ranches and Cape Cod homes line the quiet streets leading up to Rocky Butte.

Markham & Marshall Park

Big lots and Tryon Creek in the backyard make up for having no real business district to call your own. Best-kept neighborhood secret: the fairy doors hidden on the short loop of the Maricara Natural Area hike.


What’s not to love about a neighborhood with a classic second-run cinema, a corner coffee shop devoted to all things pie, and homes that are still affordable, at least for Portland?

Mt Tabor & North Tabor

In addition to being the name of the neighborhood in Portland, Mount Tabor is a historical landmark in Israel and a large butte on Portland’s Eastside, which incidentally lends the neighborhood its name. Grassy stretches, climbing paths and reservoirs comprise Portland’s Mount Tabor, which is actually a volcanic cinder cone rising out of the middle of the city.

The neighborhood is bounded by 49th Ave. on one end and 76th Ave. on the other. To the north and south, it sits between Division and Burnside and is bordered by the Sunnyside, Richmond, North Tabor, South Tabor, and Montavilla neighborhoods. Notable for its walkability and proximity to some of Portland’s trendier destinations, such as Division and Hawthorne, Mt. Tabor is home to many younger families and couples.

The area is known for its family feel, though it is a bit seedier than other parts of Portland. It is also known for destinations such as Petit Provence, a renowned eatery, and for the many food cart pods that adorn Portland’s Southeast quadrant. Coffee shops, hobby stores, second hand boutiques, tattoo parlors, bars, and pubs are all within reasonable walking or short driving distance.

Multnomah Village

This Southwest Portland neighborhood retains all the charm of a historic seaside hamlet, despite being more than a hundred miles inland. Gathered around the main stretch along Capitol Highway, with smaller offshoots along side streets and on parallel Multnomah Boulevard, the village is a recreator’s dream.

Rambling houses have been transformed into pubs, restaurants, bookshops, import stores, clothing boutiques, jewelry shops, coffee joints and more. The wide streets have plenty of parking for day-trippers, as well as wide sidewalks for gentle strolls after brunch or between shopping stops. Off the main strip, gardens tend to be well manicured and the streets are lined with trees.

Real estate doesn’t tend to move rapidly in Multnomah Village, as many of the people who live there are devoted residents who remain in place over the long haul. Houses are usually nice but not overwhelmingly luxurious, with prices ranging depending on lot size, square footage, and amenities.

Northwest District

A welcome mix of urban density and neighborhood charm, with eclectic architecture keeping things vibrant, and a bit of mid-aughts dignity to much of the dining along NW 21st and 23rd.

Running along the edge of Nob Hill is NW 23rd Ave. NW 23rd is known for its long stretch of impressive restaurants and boutique stores. Embossed into stunning historic architecture, you’ll find a ton of ultra-unique places to shop and eat. This area also has an incredible Walk Score of 93. And, if you need to get somewhere a little faster than on foot, there are always Ubers, Nike bikes, and plenty of scooters closeby.

Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes & Woodland Park

Almost to Gresham (but not quite), and in the flight path from nearby PDX, homes here go for less that you’ll pay closer in and have quick access to some of the best Mexican, Russian, and Vietnamese food in the city.


Located in the trendiest part of Portland’s Northwest quadrant and lining the river, the Pearl, once purely industrial, is a case study for urban renewal. Some of the Pearl’s more beloved attributes include a trolley system, a stunning view of the green and beautifully arched Fremont bridge and scenic footpaths along the Willamette River. Property in this area predominantly consists of luxury condos in high-rise buildings, lofts with huge windows and rooftop apartments with sweeping views of the neighborhood, river and Mt. Hood. An incredibly walkable neighborhood, the Pearl appeals to travelers and residents alike, with a wealth of parks, tree-lined streets, urban wildlife and bars. It is also a foodie’s dream destination, offering such culinary gems as the Peruvian restaurant Andina and Bluehour, one of the city’s best-recognized joints.

Many will appreciate the Pearl’s world-class art scene, which plays host to some of the city and the nation’s best gallery displays.

Piedmont & Woodlawn

Take in peekaboo views of surrounding mountains from century-old homes with generous porches, picnic at Woodlawn Park, or plan a wedding, quinceañera, or emo photo shoot at Peninsula Park’s bandstand and rose garden.

Pleasant Valley

Snuggled up against Powell Butte, the name is a misnomer: There is no valley, though it is quite pleasant out this way, with newer homes and some of the best views on the east side (but less-than-optimal public transit access).

Portsmouth & University Park

Catholic college students play beer pong in front yards on one end and the New Columbia public and affordable housing development anchors the other in this swath of North Portland.


Situated on high ground along the east side of the Willamette River, Sellwood is a picturesque neighborhood known for its charming antique stores, boutique groceries and walkable streets. The real estate options in Sellwood are mixed. The area is one of the oldest in the Portland area, dating back to the 1800s, and boasts an eclectic mix of beautiful upscale craftsman and Victorian homes, alongside many newer townhomes, apartments and condominiums. Many of the houses have grand views of the river and its opposite bank, and are sited on large lots with sprawling gardens. The retail and dining scene in the neighborhood is lovely, adding to the charm of its main strip, 13th Avenue.

Sellwood’s many apartments and single-family homes are within easy walking distance of the paths along the river and bicyclists will appreciate the bike-friendly trails through the lovely Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. (Moreland is short for Westmoreland, and the dividing line is hotly debated but is somewhere around SE Rex.)

South Portland

Sixth quadrant pride, are we right? The glossy condo towers and abbreviated riverfront walking paths here have never quite jelled into a fully vibrant neighborhood, but we stay optimistic; a supermarket would definitely help out.


No need to cry in the H-Mart on Belmont; instead, scour side streets for gracious older homes converted into apartments, mixed with the occasional new and hyper modern structures.

Sylvan Highlands

Nearly to Washington County, the mid century modern homes and high-end new builds here sell quicker than you can say “good schools.”


On the one hand, a bustling business district anchored by a high-end New Seasons that boasts a rooftop patio; on the other, still some unpaved, pothole-pocked streets in this tucked-away hood.

Teddi Schill

Featured on “Tiny House Hunting” Season 3 as the Portland Metro Area Property Expert on the FYI Network and HGTV “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” series.

I’ve always been drawn to real estate and connecting with people. Whether you are buying your first home, retirement getaway or investment property, I will help guide you through the process and will always provide my honest opinion and feedback.

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Kimberly Russell

I serve buyers and sellers throughout the entire Greater Portland Metro Area and specialize in residential real estate, rural property sales, relocation, short-sale, multi-family homes, and investment property sales.

I moved to Portland in 1996 and fell in love with the city right away. I raised three children in the Pacific Northwest and after raising my kids, I graduated from Oregon State in 2015 with a Bachelors in Political Science. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing with my dog, seeing live music, and discovering new food pods.

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