Want a Water View in Portland? Here Are the 5 Neighborhoods You Need To Know About

November 20, 2020 in

Water views are really hard to come by in Portland even though our city is nestled just south of the Columbia River and the Willamette River runs right through the city. 

There are lots of views in Portland in general—views of Mt. Hood, the city, the outdoors. But water views are much harder to find. 

Where are the best Portland neighborhoods to live in if you want a view of the water? Many of these neighborhoods will give you a view, but it might be a peekaboo view. With that in mind, here are the 5 neighborhoods you need to know about:

1. Overlook

This Portland neighborhood is aptly named as it quite literally overlooks the Willamette River. As of 2019, the median price point in Portland’s Overlook neighborhood was at $472,000. 

Overlook Home – Sold for $635,000

Listed by Deb Kemp with The Agency, Inc

2. Sellwood-Moreland

Sellwood-Moreland Home – Sold for $833,470

Portland’s Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood had a median price point of $510,000 at the end of 2019. This neighborhood is situated right along the Willamette River. 

Listed by Kathy Quick with Quick & Associates Real Estate

3. Hillside

In 2019, Portland’s Hillside neighborhood had a median price point of $800,000. 

Hillside Home – Sold for $910,000

Listed by Steve Nassar with Premiere Property Group, LLC

4. South Waterfront 

As of 2019, South Waterfront’s median home price was $457,750. This neighborhood has all newer construction, with all of it being built in the last 5-10 years. 

South Waterfront Home – Sold for $719,000

Listed by Listed by Suzanne Page • Meadows Group Inc., Realtors

5. Cathedral Park 

The median price point for Cathedral Park was at $390,000. This Portland neighborhood is also located right along the banks of the Willamette River. 

Cathedral Park Home – Sold for $639,950

Listed by Thomas I Hall with Farrell Realty & Property Management


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