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Portland’s Different Inner East City Neighborhoods

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There is a community closeness in each of the SE Portland Neighborhoods, fostered and nurtured by the little local cafes, restaurants and shops. Read More…

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The East side of Portland is the older part of the city- with lots of awesome historic homes full of charm and character, tree lined streets and little neighborhood business areas with local restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. Read More…

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Westside Neighborhoods

Borders Beaverton, Tigard and Lake Oswego. The city of Portland has listed some of the neighborhoods that logically should be SW Portland Neighborhoods, in the NW Neighborhood Coalition. Read More…

Northwest Portland includes the Parts of downtown area, alot of the tall buildings you see in the skyline photos, Pearl District, the Alphabet District, and Forest Park. It rises quickly from the river up into Forest Park, the West Hills and the SW Hills. Read More…

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West Suburbs and Countryside

Directly west of Portland you will find Beaverton- a thriving city in itself. It stretches from Portland to Hillsboro- with the Max line running right through it. To the SW is Tigard- stretched out along Barber Blvd-which becomes 99W. Read More…


Yamhill County is listed as one of the 20 hottest neighborhoods to live in the Portland Metro area. It is some of the most gorgeous farmland you have ever seen – rolling patchwork hills going on and on – between Portland and the Ocean. Read More…

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North and Downtown Portland

North Portland has done a complete about face in the past 10 years or so. It used to be run down, full of rentals and uncared for homes- lots of crime and violence- and gangs about 20 yrs ago. Read More…

Downtown Portland has so much to offer from its world class restaurants to its farmers markets and festivals. Downtown is found in the SW Part of the inner west side. Read More…

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East Suburbs and Countryside

East Portland is very different from West Portland. It is on the east side of the Willamette River, with the Columbia River as it’s northern border, and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains is the east border, the towns along the Willamette River, including Oregon City which goes steeply up from the Willamette River. . Read More…

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There are so many festivals, museums, parks and trails, heritage sites, rivers-lakes-creeks, mountain areas and forests that we can explore, there just isn’t enough time to do it all. So I decided to make a guide for us, and share my research with others who want to enjoy Portland with their kids and grand kids! . Read More…

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Inner East Portland is usually considered west of 82nd Ave. This is still in Portland proper, but the neighborhoods are a little bit farther out, are not as popular (although as Portland grows, these neighborhoods are getting more and more interest), and most people don’t really hear much about them. This neighborhood guide would not be considered complete without addressing these neighborhoods, which would be the ones between 82nd and Gresham. Read More…

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There are so many festivals, museums, parks and trails, heritage sites, rivers-lakes-creeks, mountain areas and forests that we can explore, there just isn’t enough time to do it all. So I decided to make a guide for us, and share my research with others who want to enjoy Portland with their kids and grand kids! I am separating it into sections, broken down into the same areas that I broke the neighborhood guide into. I will describe what I think are the most fun things to do with kids in that area, some I have seen and done, others are new to me and I am excited to do. Read me…

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Explore Portland with Portland Neighborhood Guide

We wrote the Portland Neighborhood Guide to help people who do not live here to understand how Portland is laid out! It covers all the little Neighborhoods of the Inner City, plus most of the West Suburbs, and some of the East Suburbs. Each little Neighborhood has it’s own personality and lifestyle, which is important to think about whether you want to walk or bike a lot, whether you want to be close to coffee shops and restaurants- and how close. Whether you want to take public transportation, have a garden, live in a historic district or newer area. There are some areas that have access to miles and miles of walking trails, there are other areas that do not even have sidewalks- and it is dangerous to walk anywhere! The West side lifestyle is quite different from the East side- and it is important to understand the difference. It will save you a lot of time as you search for your perfect dream home! We give free Portland Neighborhood Tours.

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Portland is divided into East and West by the Willamette River and Burnside Ave divides East and West Portland. The Columbia River is just North of Portland and divides the States of Oregon to the South and Washington to the North. The Portland Neighborhood Guide is one of the first things I did when I started selling Real Estate. I knew that if people wanted to find the perfect home to buy, they needed to understand the Neighborhoods. I think Portland has more diversity than any other city I have been to, as far as the way it is laid out, the type of houses there are, and the lifestyle people live! Our Portland Neighborhood Guide has detailed descriptions, maps, photos, and links to parks, bike trails, festivals, shops, public transportation, schools, history. If you want to learn more about each neighborhood, go to the individual neighborhoods. Have fun! And if you would like a free personal tour of Portland neighborhoods, or would like to look at some houses with someone who would love to share their insight with you, just give us a call or email us and we can set it up! We specialize in helping people get to know Portland better!

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    November 9, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Wendy and the whole team at Portland Creative Realators are amazing! Wendy especially went above and beyond to help us find our dream home at the price we could afford and help us sell our house even though we had a difficult situation with an large impending HOA assessment. She was always...

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    March 12, 2019
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Helen was a Godsend for my wife, my family, and me. She assisted us from out of state for our whirlwind move. She was exceedingly responsive to our texts and often would reply within minutes. She provided a great deal of encouragement, knowledge, balance, care, and truly is a masterful...

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  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Wendy is great to work with. She helped us to buy and sell homes in Portland, and made the process easy every step of the way. She knows the local market and her follow-through is excellent.

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    November 9, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Wendy was always puntual. She made the long and stressful days of looking for a house fun. Wendy was always polite and patient. She always had all the information we needed and made every appointment in a timely manner. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to make their house shopping...

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    November 14, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  It was an absolute pleasure working with Wendy. She knows Portland like the back of her hand and will work tirelessly to find you what you want. She is an excelllent negotiator and makes sure to take care of all the little details. She found us exactly the house we were looking for and got us a...

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    December 4, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  We thoroughly enjoyed working with Wendy. We moved from out of state so she had a big task to get us settled. We flew up and met her in person. She was kind enough to dedicate an entire weekend touring us around to get us familiar with the neighborhoods. Once she helped us narrow down the right...

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    November 9, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Wendy was incredibly helpful during the stressful process of buying a house. We were moving across the country and allowed ourselves 4 days to frantically look at houses. Wendy worked with us via email and phone calls to determine our interests and priorities. Once we arrived in Portland for the...

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    November 9, 2017