Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods feature turn of the century to mid-century vintage East Portland homes that have been well maintained and updated and in some cases fully restored to vintage condition. You’ll find great historical architectural styles including Vintage Cottage Bungalows, Victorians, Craftsman, Arts & Crafts Bungalows and PDX 4-square 2 story. There is also a mix of Modern style Townhomes and Condos and some Mixed Use along the business districts. The streets are quiet, and lined with mature trees. This is a great family neighborhood where people hang out at the coffee shops on the weekend, and you’ll see couples pushing strollers and walking their dogs. The community features many locally owned shops and restaurants, and Sellwood is known for its array of antique shops and great parks.
Located three miles south of downtown Portland on the east side of the Willamette River. This area is rich in history stretching back to the late 1840′s before Oregon was even a state. Previously operating independently with its own city council and sheriff, it became a part of Portland in 1893. Approximately two miles in length and a mile wide, this teardrop-shaped area is rich in natural and recreational amenities. Four parks make up over 71 acres, and the 145-acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a birdwatcher’s paradise, isolated from the urban bustle of the city.
Vibe and Style
This community is attractive to anyone looking for an affordable Portland home minutes from the excitement of downtown. Residents have a strong sense of community, enjoying time with neighbors, tending their lawns and gardens, and walking in the parks. This area is family friendly, walkable, and livable with a strong sense of community pride.
Sellwood feels much less “hipster” and “chic” than say, Mississippi Ave, Alberta Arts or the Pearl– but a definite, at ease kind of ‘anything goes, all are welcome’ type of feeling is present on these streets. Like most Portland neighborhoods, Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods feel very self-sustaining. Local grocery store New Seasons and QFC, many local coffee shops plus a few local coffee roasters make this community feel warm and a lot like its own small town. Walking the streets in Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods invokes a “back in the good old days” feeling.
Area homes reflect the neighborhood’s history and small town charm. Choose from a broad collection of architectural styles including Victorians, Craftsman bungalows and urban townhomes. Mature trees line the streets where couples are often seen pushing strollers, walking dogs and heading to area attractions.
You’ll find a full range of thriving local businesses including specialty retail stores and cutting-edge eateries. Purchase local produce at New Seasons Market and hear live music at local coffeehouses. Just up the street, Oaks Amusement Park and Skating Rink has been entertaining local families since 1905. But that’s not all; Sellwood is best known for its assortment of antique shops including the 30,000 square foot Stars Antique Mall, where collectors travel from out-of-town to browse for treasures.