Big Houses for Sale for Families in Portland, Oregon

Living in a city with a big family might sound daunting, but there’s actually a lot available for families in Portland, Oregon. There are gorgeous parks, great schools, and kid-friendly restaurants, museums, and farmers’ markets. Although many urban houses have small properties, there are still beautiful homes for families with three or more children in Portland. You don’t have to be limited to one or two kids. Check out these spacious houses currently for sale!


Located in the trendy Hawthorne neighborhood, this 5-bedroom Colonial is filled with light, beauty, and history. Built in 1920, the home has been renovated with updated fixtures without losing any of the original architectural charm.
There’s also a nice garden for growing veggies and raising chickens, as well as a grassy backyard for outdoor play. On rainy days, you work on projects together in the basement workshop or cook together in the gourmet kitchen. There’s space for several helping hands, plus a pantry large enough to feed a hungry family!
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Big Home, Great Location

With 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this 6,913 square-foot home gives everyone privacy while still cozy spaces for the family to be together. Two of the bedrooms are in the in-law suite, so you can comfortably invite guests over and host extended family. Whenever you need a moment of peace and quiet, you can head to the luxurious master suite, which includes a sitting area, sauna, fireplace, and en suite bath.
In addition, your kids can enjoy the lovely backyard with a treehouse and patio, plus the nearby parks and natural areas. You’ll also be living close to excellent schools. The home is in Dunthorpe, which has an outstanding school district and a safe community, perfect for growing up.
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Quiet with Beautiful Views

This lovely 4-bedroom home rests on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by nature. There’s a greenspace right behind the house, so you get beautiful views when you’re sitting by the window or outside on the deck. It’s a great home for hosting a big barbecue or birthday party, with enough space for your kids’ friends to stay the night. You can prep food in the gorgeous kitchen while your children run in the yard or play games in the spacious living room. With 4,245 square feet, no one will feel crowded.
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American Foursquare

This classic American Foursquare has a fantastic layout for a family. The main floor has an open layout connecting the entrance, living room, dining room, kitchen, and corner office. All four bedrooms are on the second floor, so you’ll always be close by if your kids need you at night.
Then, the third floor has an additional family room with large skylights and lots of space. You can use this family room as a play area, or even turn it into another bedroom. There’s also an unfinished basement for room for storage, as well as a nice yard with a patio for entertaining. Finally, the two-car garage has an attached office, perfect for finding silence to work when you’re home.
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Historic Craftsman

This 1908 Craftsman has been renovated to combine the comforts of modern design with the beauty of historical details like original woodwork and subway tile. This combination gives the home a unique atmosphere while still being family-friendly. You get original woodwork and vintage touches like subway tile and a clawfoot tub, but you also have the convenience of a new dishwasher and updated kitchen.
In addition to the 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and upstairs loft in the main house, there’s an attached in-law suite with another bedroom and bathroom. You can reserve this space for guests, or make it into a private apartment for your aging parents or college-bound teenager. You could even rent it out, giving your family a financial boost for those vacations you’ve always wanted.
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These 5 homes are just a sample of what’s available for families in Portland. Contact us if you’re looking for a big home in the city, and we’ll show you all the best houses currently for sale!