Creston goes from SE 26th out to Foster Rd, and it is between Powell and Holgate- so it isn’t too far from Reed College- really close to downtown…just go across the Ross Island Bridge. It has a lot of commercial and a little industrial close to the river- but it also has a lot of cute little older homes in quiet neighborhoods. So it’s a good place to live if you want to live close in to Portland and not be in any of the trendy neighborhoods. It has become very popular for first time home buyers because it is more affordable yet so close in and cute.
It is set between Powell Blvd and Holgate, so if you go just a little bit farther south, you run into Woodstock Neighborhood and the awesome business area with restaurants, shops, cafes and Farmer’s Market, really everything you need in a little town! If you go east when you are south of 39th, you run into Reed College and Eastmoreland Neighborhood Beyond, which is one of the prettiest, most expensive neighborhoods in Portland!
If you head west, you can go across the Ross Island Bridge into downtown and the South Waterfront. You can go across the new Tilikum Crossing
Bridge, or take the MAX light rail if you go either a little bit north to Division St, or you can catch The Max train if you go a little bit south. It
runs along Bybee Blvd between Eastmoreland and Reed neighborhoods.
FoPo has become a super popular area in SE Portland. Foster Rd used to be a commercial center a long time ago, before it went into decay. The cool old buildings are still there, and it is being revamped and revitalized, with all kinds of new shops, restaurants, food carts and houses are being remodeled. Foster is at the east border of this neighborhood, so this adds another dimension to all that is available to
people living here.
Reed College – is on the border to the South. Founded in 1908, it is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking, and engaged citizenship. The grounds and architecture are breathtaking.
Walk to Trader Joes and Safeway.
Here is the Neighborhood association website- Creston Kenilworth neighborhood association
Creston Park that has a picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, dog off-leash area, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, softball field, and tennis backboard –
Kenilworth Park which has a picnic area, accessible play area, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, softball field, tennis backboard, tennis court, and volleyball court.
Eats and Sips
- Shut up and eat
- Bird + Bear Food and drink
- Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
- Hopworks Urban Brewery
- For the best Burritos in town, go to Torres de Morelos on Powell. It is a food truck that has cheap eats.
They keep adding more and more cute places to eat.
Other Important Links
Reed College – is on the border to the South. Founded in 1908, it is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking and engaged citizenship. The grounds and architecture are breathtaking.
The MAX and buses make public transportation really good!
You can find all kinds of [pmaps] even exactly what happened where, if you just put in an address in Portland. There are lots of other things you can learn there- like census information, maps, school info, parks, environmental issues, permits on houses, nuisance complaints and taxes.