Situated on high ground along the east side of the Willamette River, Sellwood is a picturesque neighborhood known for its charming antique stores, boutique groceries and walkable streets. The real estate options in Sellwood are mixed. The area is one of the oldest in the Portland area, dating back to the 1800s, and boasts an eclectic mix of beautiful upscale craftsman and Victorian homes, alongside many newer townhomes, apartments and condominiums. Many of the houses have grand views of the river and its opposite bank, and are sited on large lots with sprawling gardens. The retail and dining scene in the neighborhood is lovely, adding to the charm of its main strip, 13th Avenue.
Sellwood’s many apartments and single-family homes are within easy walking distance of the paths along the river and bicyclists will appreciate the bike-friendly trails through lovely Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.