Southeast Portland has a handful of delightful neighborhoods with a diverse flavor of architecture and home sizes. The majority of homes were built in the late 1880’s, with some infill a bit later. Stately historic homes sit next to cottages, aside smaller apartment buildings adjacent to sleek new condos. The architectural styles range from Queen Anne, Tudor, Colonials, Arts and Crafts to Old Portland Craftsman homes. Some of the well known architects who designed homes here are Herman Brookman, Wade Hampton Pipes, Ellis Lawrence, and Morris Whitehouse.
The Buckman neighborhood has the Historic Lone Fir Cemetary, The Buckman Community Garden and Colonel Summers Park. The Clinton neighborhood is known for its original and beloved Portland establishments. The Hawthorne district presents 28 blocks of shopping & cafés to entice you from morning to night. Ladd’s Addition with it’s historic Rose Gardens, unusual layout and sweet café. Mt Tabor, a dormant volcano, enjoys the 196 acre lush and cool forest of Mt Tabor Park and an historic reservoir. Woodstock‘s village feel and small town aura is also acclaimed as one of Portland’s best walkable neighborhoods – easy to live there without a car. Eastmoreland has an expansive and picturesque park with Crystal Springs Lake, Portland Rhodendron Gardens, and historic Eastmoreland Golf Course. Finally we have sweet Sellwood, a quaint neighborhood dotted with modest sized homes on level lots close to the Willamette River at Oaks Bottom. The year-round amusements and the Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink host our Female Roller Derby Team, the Rose City Rollers.
Each of these neighborhoods has a cozy feel and unique Portland flavor with nearby and usually locally owned cafes, restaurants, markets, groceries, theaters, and so much more. It is easy to get to the city center within a 10-20 minute commute via car, bus or MAX as you are but a few miles to downtown.