Portland Southeast Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Oregon
On the east side of the Williamette River in Portland, there is a group of communities that make up the area of Southeast Portland. Here, first-time homebuyers and investors will find eclectic architecture, charming neighborhoods and funky retail districts, plus all the conveniences of a big city. Housing options in Southeast Portland include single-family homes in a variety of sizes and prices, condominiums, and townhouses.
Close-in Southeast Portland is roughly bordered by the Williamette River on the west, Interstate 84 on the north, Interstate 205 on the east, and the Clackamas County line on the south. With more than 20 separate designated neighborhoods, Southeast Portland is home to approximately 163,000 people. These residents are known for their community pride, demonstrated through efforts to retain each neighborhood's small-town sense of identity. The communities of Buckman, Brooklyn, Hosford-Abernathy, and Sellwood-Moreland offer quick downtown access over the Williamette River bridges. Sunnyside, Mt. Tabor, Richmond, Creston/Kenilworth, Eastmoreland and Reed neighborhoods are a bicycle or bus ride away from downtown. Woodstock, Foster /Powell, Brentwood/Darlington, Montavilla and Lents make up the perimeters of the close in SE neighborhoods.
Outer SE Portland extends from just east of Interstate 205 to the city of Gresham and offers a more suburban living option.
City parks, coffee houses and pedestrian-friendly outdoor retail/entertainment districts are the main venues for free-time fun. Public schooling is provided by Portland Public Schools, a city-wide district that manages over 100 campuses. District-wide enrollment is more than 50,000 and the student-to-teacher ratio is less than 19. Greater Portland also has many options for post-high school education, including community colleges, public and private universities and vocational programs. The largest institutions in terms of enrollment are Portland State University, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark College and the University of Portland.
SE Portland City Guide