Downtown Portland Homes for Sale

Welcome to Downtown Portland

Downtown is a buzzing area with indie boutiques selling local brands, and a creative dining scene ranging from eclectic food trucks to high-end seafood bistros. In Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the Portland Saturday Market has live music and sells crafts like leather, jewelry and glass art. The Portland Art Museum’s collection includes Asian and Native American art, while Keller Auditorium stages ballet and concerts.

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Area: 640 acres
Population: 9,965 (2000)

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Relocating to Downtown Portland

Portland has a rather compact downtown area that stretches from Northwest Broadway Bridge encompassing Old Town and Chinatown South toward the intersection of Interstate 405 and I-5. It runs east and west from the 405 to the river. Living in downtown means that you're close to your morning coffee shop, brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as multiple shopping outlets, transportation stations, and businesses. There so much variety in just one square mile of downtown Portland you may not ever need to leave.

Pioneer Square

There are a lot of pioneer squares all over the country but Portland's is the heart of downtown and one of the best places to gather. You'll find food trucks, concerts, farmers markets, and over 40,000 ft.² of open space affectionately referred to as "the cities living room". It's comfortable and inviting.

This is also the home to the famous Towels Bookstore, the largest infinite bookstore that takes up one whole block on Burnside Street. If you love books, it's easy to get lost in here for hours.

The best thing about downtown Portland

Portland is green. And I'm not just talking about the landscape. Portland is very environmentally conscious and has more than 279 city parks, many of them in the downtown area. Oregon was the first state in the country to introduce bottle deposits in an effort to reduce litter and of course, it is the beautiful Pacific Northwest so you'll have a lot of greenery along the typography and landscape.

Portland is also a millennial city. While we have a variety of generations, Portland is one of the top 15 best cities for millennials in the country. And while many of them hate the term "millennial", we prefer young professionals, rising professionals, and young families.

Downtown walkability is top-notch. If you're looking to live in Portland without a vehicle, downtown Portland is the place to be. There's a variety of transportation options including the MAX and bus lines but you can also walk to just about everything you would need including grocery stores, banks, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and probably your place of business. There are several businesses in downtown and those who work in the area are drawn to the idea of living there as well. Portland can get its fair share of traffic so a lot of folks that work in downtown also live there.

Perfect for urban living. Downtown Portland offers several condominium buildings including condos in the Pearl District and the Southwest waterfront district just outside of downtown. They provide access to a lot of amenities perfect for urban living. Many old warehouses in the Pearl District have turned into lofts with chic industrial appeal. Plus, for the ultimate in waterfront living, downtown Portland has a variety of condominium buildings and lofts ride along the Willamette River.

Top Spots in Downtown Portland

Love Belizean - Located between Clay Street and Market Street is a low-key Caribbean eatery prized for its delicious stews, curries, and other Belize favorites.

Q Restaurant - This pub is perfect for a modern and romantic dinner with locally-sourced Pacific Northwest cuisine. It's easily located on SW. 2nd Ave.

Higgins – Higgins is located on Broadway in the center of downtown Portland. It's a classy spot for a sustainable Pacific Northwest fair with a lively bar and local beers and wines.

Departure Restaurant – for the ultimate in fine dining check out Departure on Morrison Street. This is an upscale, Asian fusion restaurant serving unique fair and global cocktails.

Pastini – perfect for a light lunch or great dinner, this is an Italian bistro chain located on Taylor Street.

Portland Art Museum – This is one of the oldest art museums on the West Coast and the seventh oldest in the US. It's a great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Portland Farmers Market – located at 1803 SW. Park Ave. this farmers market is open year-round every Saturday from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM.

Portland State University – This public research university in downtown was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. It has evolved into the four-year college it is today and is located at 1825 SW. Broadway.

Waterfront Park - Located all along the waterfront of the Willamette River, this park is home to trails, concerts, festivals, picnic tables and more.

Downtown Portland Real Estate

The primary properties for sale in downtown Portland are going to be condominiums and lofts. There are a few craftsmen and bungalow homes on the outskirts of downtown Portland but it's primarily condominiums. However, condos can be fairly inexpensive ranging from about $230,000 up to $1 million. Studio apartments can even start at less than $200,000. High-end penthouse condominiums can range as high as $3 million, but those are typically larger format high-rise condominiums. For more information on homes for sale in downtown Portland, browse active listings above or contact our office at any time to schedule a showing.

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