Sunderland Neighborhood – A town with wetlands
Not many people actually live in Sunderland Neighborhood because it is really boggy, with lots of wetlands, has 2 golf courses and the airport is right near it! It is hard to give the exact boundaries. Dignity Village, a homeless camp, is located in the neighborhood though.
A large portion of the neighborhood is occupied by the Riverside and Broadmoor golf courses, and there’s another large golf course just off the east side of the neighborhood, in neighboring East Columbia, Portland. To the east of Sunderland lies Portland International Airport. The very northern edge of the neighborhood, which is NE Marine Drive, borders the Columbia River.
The South end of the neighborhood is up against Columbia Boulevard and Lombard Street. There are really just a few homes in the south part of the neighborhood. The Sunderland Neighborhood is also is close to a prison and the airport, so not a real neighborhood, if you are comparing it to other neighborhoods in Portland.
The Sunderland Neighborhood is good for golf courses, and being close to the Columbia River and seeing wildlife, kayaking or just enjoying the River. There are 2 golf courses in the neighborhood, the Broadmoor Golf Course and the Columbia Edgewater Golf Club. The other good thing about the neighborhood is that it is super close to the airport, so if you fly in and out of Portland alot, it might be ok to live here. There are lots of big stores and chain restaurants nearby too, like Ross, Target, Ikea, and Best Buy. Sunderland does have a few tiny places to eat.
One thing people should know about this area is that it is home to Dignity Village, which is a camp of about 60 homeless people. The area has some crude cooking, electric and bathroom facilities set up for residents. Tiny temporary shelters are set up. In this intentional community, people practice communal and socialist principles.
Sunderland is next to East Columbia, Madison South and the Portland International Airport
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