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Southeast Portland is a favorite area for startups companies because the rent is lower and the commercial properties sell for less than other parts of the greater metropolitan area of Portland. There is a cool urban feel, mixed with lovely areas of single-family homes that are bungalow style. Southeast Portland has great places to eat, shop, and have fun with the hip crowd.

The Division/Clinton district has many new restaurants that make the area a culinary delight for gourmet food lovers. For amazing fun, build a homemade soapbox derby car and enter the yearly Adult Soapbox Derby competition to re-experience happy times similar to those in childhood. The race is held in the beautiful Mt. Tabor Park.

Boundaries
The boundaries of Southeast Portland are E Burnside St. to the north, the Willamette River to the west, approximately SE Clatsop St. to the south and approximately SE 174th Ave. and Powell Butte Nature Park to the east. If East Portland is included in the Southeast Portland area, the eastern boundary extends to the portion of Portland east of 82nd Ave. all the way to the border of the area called Halsey in the east.

Distinguishing Features
The liberal Reed College is located Southeast Portland. There are wonderful outdoor recreational areas to enjoy in Southeast Portland, such as hiking trails on Mt. Tabor and bicycle trials in the Springwater Corridor area.

In the eastern part, there are the nice parks of Powell Butte Nature Park, Knott Park, and the interesting Boring Lava Field. In addition, a wonderful government-sponsored, non-profit Zenger Farm in East Portland has six acres of organic farming and 10 acres of natural wetlands under protection.

Bridges
There are many bridges that connect Southeast Portland with downtown Portland and Southwest Portland, which are:

  • E Burnside Street Bridge
  • Southeast Morrison Bridge
  • Southwest Hawthorne Bridge
  • Interstate Freeway 5 – Marquam Bridge
  • Ross Island Bridge
  • Southwest Sellwood Bridge

Southeast Portland Neighborhoods

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek
This is the area between Portland and the town of Milwaukie. It has lots of green space.

Brentwood-Darlington

The pretty Hazeltine Park is in this area.

Brooklyn
This is a hip and popular area full of coffee houses, pubs, and good eating choices.

Buckman

This was the first neighborhood established in Southeast Portland. It is mixture of industrial and residential areas.

Eastmoreland

Eastmoreland has charming older neighborhoods and tree-lined streets.

Foster-Powell

This area has affordable housing, which attracts middle-class families and is undergoing a process of revitalization.

Hosford-Abernethy

This neighborhood is mixed use with industrial areas and residential communities.

Kerns

A nice older neighborhood, Kerns is a partially in Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Laurelhurst
Just to the east of the Kerns neighborhood is Laurelhurst, which is also partially in Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Montavilla

Montavilla is another beautiful area of older homes with tree-lined streets. It has a suburban feel.

Mt. Scott-Arleta

Nature lovers will enjoy this area because of the trees around Mt. Scott.

Mt. Tabor

Mt. Tabor has the second largest park in the city of Portland. There are breath-taking views from Mt. Tabor.

North Tabor

Southeast Portland shares this working class neighborhood with Northeast Portland.

Reed

Reed is a safe and quiet neighborhood filled with 1950s style bungalows.

Richmond
This neighborhood has an active association that works hard to make living pleasant in Richmond.

Sellwood-Moreland

Even though this neighborhood is part of the greater metropolitan area of Portland, it feels more like living in a charming, small town than living in a big city.

South Tabor

This neighborhood is just to the south of Mt. Tabor Park. It has good schools, which makes it an attractive area for families.

Sunnyside

This area is also called “Belmont.” It has many quaint boutiques, cafes, markets, and coffee shops that have individualistic characteristics, appreciated by those who live in the Portland area.

Woodstock

This neighborhood started in 1889 making it one of the original areas in the founding of Southeast Portland.

Suburbs of Portland

Clackamas
Clacakamas is an unincorporated community that is a suburb of Portland, located towards the southeast, accessible by Interstate Highway 205. It has about 7,000 people, a small town feel, and a nice community college.

Happy Valley
Another suburb of Portland in the southeast is Happy Valley. It features a nice boardwalk trail that runs through a wetlands conservation area called the Happy Valley Nature Park. There are many outdoor summer concerts and wonderful picnic areas.

Milwaukie

Milwaukie is a suburb of Portland located to the south on the Willamette River and near Lake Osewego.

Oregon City
Further south of Clackamas, on the Interstate Highway 205, is the town of Oregon City. It is the county seat of Clackamas County and sits on the banks of the Willamette River. This small town of around 35,000 people is about13 miles south of Portland.

Schools
The best schools in Southeast Portland are the ones that receive a top rating from Great Schools and they are:

  • Richmond Elementary School (PK-5) in Richmond
  • Abernethy Elementary School (K-5) in Hosford-Abernethy
  • Duniway Elementary School (K-5) in Brentwood-Darlington
  • Winterhaven School (K-8) is near Reed
  • Llewellyn Elementary School (K-8) in Sellwood
  • Milwaukie Academy Of The Arts (9-12) in Milwaukie is the highest rated high school in the area, with an eight rating on a ten scale.

Public Transportation
The public transportation in Southeast Portland connects with the systems serving the greater metropolitan area of Portland, making it very easy to get around without a car. All public transportation services accommodate bicycles. Bike to the nearest station and take public transit for the longer distances. This is environmental friendly transportation and great for your health.

Amenities and Shopping

There are lots of amenities and great shopping areas in Southeast Portland.

The business and shopping districts are:

  • 82nd Ave. of Roses
  • Belmont
  • Burnside East
  • Division/Clinton
  • Foster
  • Greater Brooklyn
  • Hawthorne
  • Montavilla East Tabor

In East Portland the business and shopping districts are:

  • Division Midway Alliance
  • Gateway
  • Midway

Libraries
The Multnomah County libraries in Southeast Portland are Belmont Library (in the Sunnyside neighborhood), Holgate Library (in the Foster-Powell neighborhood),

Sellwood-Moreland Library (in Sellwood), and Woodstock Library (in Woodstock).

Parks & Recreation

Many people enjoy the public parks in Southeast and East Portland.

The top ten parks in this area are:

Mt. Tabor, Eastbank Esplanade, Laurelhurst Park, Ladd’s Circle & Squares, Piccolo Park, Kenilworth Park, Woodstock Park, Colonel Summers Park. Mt. Scott Park, and  Berkeley Park.

 

 

Southeast Portland is a favorite area for startups companies because the rent is lower and the commercial properties sell for less than other parts of the greater metropolitan area of Portland. There is a cool urban feel, mixed with lovely areas of single-family homes that are bungalow style. Southeast Portland has great places to eat, shop, and have fun with the hip crowd.

The Division/Clinton district has many new restaurants that make the area a culinary delight for gourmet food lovers. For amazing fun, build a homemade soapbox derby car and enter the yearly Adult Soapbox Derby competition to re-experience happy times similar to those in childhood. The race is held in the beautiful Mt. Tabor Park.

Boundaries
The boundaries of Southeast Portland are E Burnside St. to the north, the Willamette River to the west, approximately SE Clatsop St. to the south and approximately SE 174th Ave. and Powell Butte Nature Park to the east. If East Portland is included in the Southeast Portland area, the eastern boundary extends to the portion of Portland east of 82nd Ave. all the way to the border of the area called Halsey in the east.

Distinguishing Features
The liberal Reed College is located Southeast Portland. There are wonderful outdoor recreational areas to enjoy in Southeast Portland, such as hiking trails on Mt. Tabor and bicycle trials in the Springwater Corridor area.

In the eastern part, there are the nice parks of Powell Butte Nature Park, Knott Park, and the interesting Boring Lava Field. In addition, a wonderful government-sponsored, non-profit Zenger Farm in East Portland has six acres of organic farming and 10 acres of natural wetlands under protection.

Bridges
There are many bridges that connect Southeast Portland with downtown Portland and Southwest Portland, which are:

  • E Burnside Street Bridge
  • Southeast Morrison Bridge
  • Southwest Hawthorne Bridge
  • Interstate Freeway 5 - Marquam Bridge
  • Ross Island Bridge
  • Southwest Sellwood Bridge

Southeast Portland Neighborhoods

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek
This is the area between Portland and the town of Milwaukie. It has lots of green space.

Brentwood-Darlington

The pretty Hazeltine Park is in this area.

Brooklyn
This is a hip and popular area full of coffee houses, pubs, and good eating choices.

Buckman

This was the first neighborhood established in Southeast Portland. It is mixture of industrial and residential areas.

Eastmoreland

Eastmoreland has charming older neighborhoods and tree-lined streets.

Foster-Powell

This area has affordable housing, which attracts middle-class families and is undergoing a process of revitalization.

Hosford-Abernethy

This neighborhood is mixed use with industrial areas and residential communities.

Kerns

A nice older neighborhood, Kerns is a partially in Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Laurelhurst
Just to the east of the Kerns neighborhood is Laurelhurst, which is also partially in Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Montavilla

Montavilla is another beautiful area of older homes with tree-lined streets. It has a suburban feel.

Mt. Scott-Arleta

Nature lovers will enjoy this area because of the trees around Mt. Scott.

Mt. Tabor

Mt. Tabor has the second largest park in the city of Portland. There are breath-taking views from Mt. Tabor.

North Tabor

Southeast Portland shares this working class neighborhood with Northeast Portland.

Reed

Reed is a safe and quiet neighborhood filled with 1950s style bungalows.

Richmond
This neighborhood has an active association that works hard to make living pleasant in Richmond.

Sellwood-Moreland

Even though this neighborhood is part of the greater metropolitan area of Portland, it feels more like living in a charming, small town than living in a big city.

South Tabor

This neighborhood is just to the south of Mt. Tabor Park. It has good schools, which makes it an attractive area for families.

Sunnyside

This area is also called “Belmont.” It has many quaint boutiques, cafes, markets, and coffee shops that have individualistic characteristics, appreciated by those who live in the Portland area.

Woodstock

This neighborhood started in 1889 making it one of the original areas in the founding of Southeast Portland.

Suburbs of Portland

Clackamas
Clacakamas is an unincorporated community that is a suburb of Portland, located towards the southeast, accessible by Interstate Highway 205. It has about 7,000 people, a small town feel, and a nice community college.

Happy Valley
Another suburb of Portland in the southeast is Happy Valley. It features a nice boardwalk trail that runs through a wetlands conservation area called the Happy Valley Nature Park. There are many outdoor summer concerts and wonderful picnic areas.

Milwaukie

Milwaukie is a suburb of Portland located to the south on the Willamette River and near Lake Osewego.

Oregon City
Further south of Clackamas, on the Interstate Highway 205, is the town of Oregon City. It is the county seat of Clackamas County and sits on the banks of the Willamette River. This small town of around 35,000 people is about13 miles south of Portland.

Schools
The best schools in Southeast Portland are the ones that receive a top rating from Great Schools and they are:

  • Richmond Elementary School (PK-5) in Richmond
  • Abernethy Elementary School (K-5) in Hosford-Abernethy
  • Duniway Elementary School (K-5) in Brentwood-Darlington
  • Winterhaven School (K-8) is near Reed
  • Llewellyn Elementary School (K-8) in Sellwood
  • Milwaukie Academy Of The Arts (9-12) in Milwaukie is the highest rated high school in the area, with an eight rating on a ten scale.

Public Transportation
The public transportation in Southeast Portland connects with the systems serving the greater metropolitan area of Portland, making it very easy to get around without a car. All public transportation services accommodate bicycles. Bike to the nearest station and take public transit for the longer distances. This is environmental friendly transportation and great for your health.

Amenities and Shopping

There are lots of amenities and great shopping areas in Southeast Portland.

The business and shopping districts are:

  • 82nd Ave. of Roses
  • Belmont
  • Burnside East
  • Division/Clinton
  • Foster
  • Greater Brooklyn
  • Hawthorne
  • Montavilla East Tabor

In East Portland the business and shopping districts are:

  • Division Midway Alliance
  • Gateway
  • Midway

Libraries
The Multnomah County libraries in Southeast Portland are Belmont Library (in the Sunnyside neighborhood), Holgate Library (in the Foster-Powell neighborhood),

Sellwood-Moreland Library (in Sellwood), and Woodstock Library (in Woodstock).

Parks & Recreation

Many people enjoy the public parks in Southeast and East Portland.

The top ten parks in this area are:

Mt. Tabor, Eastbank Esplanade, Laurelhurst Park, Ladd’s Circle & Squares, Piccolo Park, Kenilworth Park, Woodstock Park, Colonel Summers Park. Mt. Scott Park, and  Berkeley Park.

 

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