Northeast Portland neighborhoods have such an ambience and charm with local stores, restaurants and sense of community. The area was built around 1890-1930 with many homes reflecting the styles of Tudor, Craftsman, Bungalow and Queen Ann. A short 7-10 minute jaunt from the downtown core, but detached from the bustle of the city. Lloyd Center, the Convention Center and MODA Arena (formerly the Rose Garden) are all located in NE Portland. Schools are highly rated with Grant being the High School.
Northeast Portland neighborhoods include Alameda, Beaumont-Wilshire, Concordia, Grant Park, Hollywood, Irvington and Laurelhurst. 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.
The Irvington neighborhood of Northeast Portland has been a very desirable area since it was first built by mature residents of means. In the early 2000’s , younger residents bought whatever they could afford and then upgraded just to get into the neighborhood bringing the average age down a good bit. Irvington is plated on a grid pattern with Irving Park on the north end. Retail can be found along Broadway to the South and Fremont to the North. The entire neighborhood is on the National Historic Register. Irvington along with Laurelhurst are the most expensive neighborhoods in Northeast Portland. Prices range between $650K-$1.1M.
Laurelhurst is similar to Irvington in housing styles but the neighborhood itself was not built on a grid. It’s winding tree-lined streets give it a slightly different feel. Laurelhurst is actually located in both NE and SE Portland because Burnside Ave. (dividing line between N and S) runs right through the middle. Laurelhurst Park is quite large and has ‘lake’ as it’s feature attraction. There is no retail within the neighborhood except along Burnside Ave.Laurelhurst prices are similar to Irvington, but a bit higher.
Alameda is just north of Irvington and very nice as well. Mostly large homes on wider streets. Part of the neighborhood known as the Alameda Ridge sits high above the rest of the neighborhood affording some pretty nice views of downtown and the west hills. Radon has been an issue in this area but it can be easily fixed with proper ventilation systems. Prices are a bit lower than Irvington.
The Hollywood neighborhood is back on the grid with Sandy Blvd as the main shopping district. You will find a local Farmers Market on Saturdays and a great Food Pod off 52nd and Sandy. Lots of old Portland bungalows with great walking streets and a high walkscore. I consider this a more active area with lots going on. More affordable than other NE neighborhoods ranging from $500-$800K.