Sellwood Real Estate – Homes for sale
The Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood sits on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River. The neighborhood was named after Reverend John Sellwood who held the donation land claim to the area. He eventually sold the land and it became a part of the city of Portland in the late 1800s. A notable feature of the area is the Sellwood Bridge, which was built in 1915. The bridge has been deteriorating since the 1960s and a $299 million project was recently approved for a new bridge. The Sellwood neighborhood features modest homes, both old and new, along with an array of local shops and restaurants.
Sellwood Neighborhood is a family-friendly neighborhood situated between the Willamette River and Eastmoreland in Southeast Portland. Charming and bookish, Sellwood feels a bit removed from Portland proper, perhaps owing to its history as an entirely separate town, once connected to Portland by trolley in the early 20th century. Sellwood’s the kind of sleepy, old Portland neighborhood where neighbors hang out with each other, where quality of life takes priority over what’s currently trendy, and where breakfast joints easily outnumber nightclubs.
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The Sellwood Neighborhood is bordered by SE McLoughlin Blvd and the Willamette River.
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Shopping and Dining
Best known as a collectors paradise, Sellwood’s Antique Row along SE 13th Ave is home to literally dozens of quaint, independent antique stores crammed with historical artifacts and cute knick-knacks that are sure to impress even the most discerning collector. You’ll also find a wide range of boutiques catering to anyone with a taste for whimsey. Check out the selection of kids literature at Wallace Books (7241 SE Milwaukie Ave), then browse the novels at Lookingglass Books (7983 SE 13th Ave, look for the caboose). Peruse accessories over a cup of tea at Tilde (7919 SE 13th Ave) or ogle the imaginative, old fashioned, and non-toxic delights at Spielworks Toys (7956 SE 13th Ave).
Dining options range from to fine dining at Papa Hadyn (5829 SE Milwaukie Ave) or Caprial’s Bistro and Wine (7015 SE Milwaukie Ave) to more casual meals at Gino’s (8051 SE 13th Ave) to quick bites: a slice from Pizzicato (1630 SE Bybee Blvd) or the nostalgic fast food at Mikes Drive-In (1707 SE Tenino St) are popular options. Sushi lovers will enjoy proximity to the well-regarded Saburo’s Sushi House (1667 SE Bybee St).
Breakfast seekers: indulge your craving for breakfast panini at the locally popular Grand Central Bakery (7987 SE 13th Street), get a gourmet omelette at Hash (8728 SE 17th Ave), or order up a bacon-eggs-and-sausage type meal at Bertie Lou’s (8051 SE 17th Ave). Grab a tasty cup of Stumptown at Ugly Mug (8017 SE 13th Ave) or try the craft-roasted coffee at Blue Kangaroo (7901 SE 13th Ave).
Everyday Living & Recreation
With a full spectrum of neighborhood amenities, living in Sellwood is a breeze! QFC and New Seasons are both in the neighborhood, along with a hardware store (6505 SE Milwaukie Ave), a cleaners, and a well-utilized public library. Pick up a rental at Video Lair (8234 SE 17th Ave) or catch a first-run flick (at second-run prices) at Moreland Theatre (6712 SE Milwaukie Ave).
With several large parks and natural areas nearby, Sellwood is an ideal location for outdoors enthusiasts. On a bluff overlooking the Willametter River is Sellwood Park, a fantastic neighborhood asset with a nice, big community pool, a playground, and plenty of open space interspersed with mature trees. A walk downhill towards the river from Sellwood Park leads you to the Springwater Corridor, a biking and jogging path that runs north from the park to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and east towards Gresham. Tucked away along the northern leg of the Springwater is Oaks Amusement Park, one of the oldest ‘trolley parks’ the nation. In operation since 1905, Oaks Amusement Park offers old-timey carousel rides as well as roller coasters, cotton candy, and even has a skating rink. Nearby you’ll find Oaks Bottom Wildlife Area, a serene 140-acre wetland preserve alongside the Willamette with miles of walking paths and great birdwatching.
Sellwood Market update for Q3 of 2010
The Portland Real estate market is sputtering along and it is interesting to look at how individual neighborhoods are doing. I recently took an in depth look at the Sellwood neighborhood. below is a video summery of the third quarter of this year. To see the entire post check out – Sellwood Real Estate update – 1010 Q3
Pictures of the Sellwood Neighborhood