Alberta and Mississippi Neighborhood Guide

Home to popular parks, timeless architecture, and incredible restaurants, the Mississippi and Alberta neighborhoods are two of the most vibrant neighborhoods within the Portland area. There is simply nowhere as quintessentially Portland! We’ve created this guide to introduce you to the best of this North Portland treasure. Read on to see what makes it one [...]

By |2020-05-28T22:09:45+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Neighborhoods, Portland, Portland Community|Comments Off on Alberta and Mississippi Neighborhood Guide

St. Johns Neighborhood Guide

On the tip of the peninsula formed by the convergence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, St. Johns is a truly unique Portland neighborhood. Featuring a small-town atmosphere with a quaint main street, it is a great place to call home. We’ve created this guide to introduce you to St. Johns and what makes it [...]

By |2020-05-28T22:10:05+00:00August 8th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Portland, Portland Community|Comments Off on St. Johns Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood: Montgomery Park

Feature image: Steve Morgan Situated on the northern edge of Portland’s famous Northwest District, Montgomery Park has long been a popular area for both residents and visitors alike. Boasting walkable streets, nearby hiking trails, and countless entertainment options, Montgomery Park is especially popular with a younger crowd. If you’re looking to move to Portland and [...]

By |2017-07-31T16:50:30+00:00July 24th, 2017|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

Which of Portland’s 5 Quadrants Is Right For You?

Are you thinking of buying a home in Portland? The Rose City is home to nearly 100 diverse and beautiful neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods are divided into 5 quadrants: Northwest, Southwest, North, Northeast, and Southeast. (Leave it to Portland to defy mathematics by having 5 quadrants.) Before you narrow your search to a quadrant, or [...]

By |2018-03-05T20:04:41+00:00March 28th, 2017|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

11 Hot Spots Only Portland Locals Know About

Over 75 people move to Portland every single day. And millions more visit our city as tourists each year. That means some of our favorite local places are starting to get crowded. I mean, have you seen the lines at Pok Pok and Salt & Straw lately? Today we’ll let you in on a few [...]

By |2017-07-25T17:02:19+00:00February 6th, 2017|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

Exploring Foster-Powell: 17 Can’t Miss Things to Do, See & Eat

Foster-Powell is an exciting place to be. Entrepreneurs are flocking in, the food scene is thriving, and the neighborhood is quickly becoming more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Despite its spike in popularity, though, there’s something wonderfully authentic and very “Portland” about Foster-Powell. If you want to get ahead of the “move to Portland” crowd and settle [...]

By |2020-05-28T22:10:35+00:00November 18th, 2016|Neighborhoods, Portland, Portland Community|Comments Off on Exploring Foster-Powell: 17 Can’t Miss Things to Do, See & Eat

Hawthorne Neighborhood Guide: 15 Fascinating Facts & Can’t Miss Attractions

1. Hawthorne Isn’t a Neighborhood (Technically) Even many locals make this mistake! Even though there are nearly 100 neighborhoods in Portland, Hawthorne isn’t one of them. What most people refer to as the Hawthorne Neighborhood is actually a business district, stretching from SE 12th Avenue out to SE 60th avenue. The area actually serves as [...]

By |2020-05-28T22:10:51+00:00September 27th, 2016|Neighborhoods, Portland, Portland Community|Comments Off on Hawthorne Neighborhood Guide: 15 Fascinating Facts & Can’t Miss Attractions

Beat the Crowds: Authentic Portland Traditions to Try

The world is more familiar with Portland’s unique culture than ever before, thanks to TV shows like Portlandia and Grimm, and memes like this. As more people visit and move to Portland, the city’s most popular events are getting, well, more popular. So what traditions do true Portland locals still love? I’m sure all you [...]

By |2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Portland Community|1 Comment

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Portland Home

Buying a home is exciting, stressful, and confusing. Often, the process is full of “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” moments. I’m writing this post to help you avoid as many of those moments as you can. At Columbia Redevelopment, we’re no strangers to buying homes in Portland. But I still remember what it’s like [...]

By |2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Home Tips, Portland Community|0 Comments

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor Who wouldn’t love this view from Mount Tabor? In our last Portland neighborhood guide, we featured Ladd’s Addition. This month, we’ll look a few miles east, towards Mount Tabor, another one of Portland’s most picturesque, walkable, and livable neighborhoods. Our guide to Mount Tabor will show you how the area [...]

By |2017-01-11T18:34:14+00:00February 10th, 2016|Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments