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ALL ABOUT FAIRVIEW, OREGON

Located east of Portland, Fairview resurrects the hometown feeling of classic Americana. From the neighborhood pizza parlor and farmers' market to the gorgeous views of Fairview Lake and Blue Lake, Fairview Real Estate has it all. Located within easy access to Downtown Portland via Interstate 84, Fairview sits at the magestic entrance to the Columbia River Gorge, and has a rich history of farming, fishing, and recreation access to some of the best views in Oregon. Fairview is both an older town and the location of an innovative new development, Fairview Village. Fairview Village is one of the most creative new communities in the Portland area, providing a model for an alternative growth pattern to suburban sprawl. The Village's designers wanted Fairview to be a community "with the warmth and security of a small town and the energy and convenience of an urban area... a good place to live and work. A place to call home." The Columbia River Gorge is minutes away and boasts one-of-a-kind views as the river heads through the Cascades to the Pacific. Take advantage of miles of hiking and biking trails that take you past hundreds of beautiful regional waterfalls, or spend the day gazing out on the crystal waters of the many lakes in the area. If you're looking for homes for sale in Fairview, Oregon, read on for information about Fairview real estate, home styles, new construction, and community resources and events.

LOCATION AND SCHOOLS

Located in east Multnomah County along the Columbia River and Interstate 84, Fairview is close to everything. Fairview Village, the popular new community, is located on a 95-acre site is bounded on the north by N.E. Halsey Street, N.E. Glisan Street to the south, and N.E. 223rd Avenue to the east. The western edge of the property is defined by N.E. 207th Avenue connector that provides direct access to Fairview Village from Interstate 84 (Exit 14).

Fairview is located in the Reynolds School District. Fairview Elementary, Salish Ponds Elementary, Woodland Elementary and Reynolds Middle School serve the Fairview area.

HISTORY

Several native communities inhaited Fairview when the Lewis and Clark Expedition visited the area in 1806, but by the mid-1800's white settlers had begun farming the hay, grain, and livestock that would establish the land to the east of Portland as a viable part of Multnomah County. Railroad tracks extended to the Fairview area by the 1890s, and as the population expanded, residents began referring to the area as Fairview because of the pleasing views of the nearby river, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood.

FAIRVIEW OREGON REAL ESTATE & HOME STYLES

Fairview homes range widely from small Portland Bungalow style homes all the way up to luxury lake-front estates. Some of the newer areas near Fairview offer retail space below new spacious creature comfort townhomes, like in Fairview Village. Village homes are designed with timeless design and unique features and built with traditional craftsmanship - but using contemporary floorplans and amenities. These are not your average tract homes! One of the main goals of the Fairview Village designers was to get people out of their cars and back on the streets. Village streets were designed for walkers and bicycle riders as well as motorists. Additionally, over 30 acres of conservation lands, adjacent to the Village, provide attractive forested areas through which the Salish Trail System meanders. The trails attract walkers, joggers, and those in need of a lazy afternoon of fishing at the Salish Ponds.Many Fairview homes are located on one of the lakes, including Fairview Lake and Blue Lake, with private docks and amazing river views.

The Fairview Village homes are meant to endure over time and serve many generations. To guarantee superior design, the developers created a set of Villagearchitecture design guidelines that conform to the regional craftsman vernacular style of the 1890s to 1940s. The guidelines -- which specify such items as the pitch of the roof, scale of the chimney, window type, and ceiling height -- ensure that the houses behave in a similar, harmonious manner to form a cohesive neighborhood.

If you're interested in homes for sale in Fairview, Contact the McDonald Group Realtors today or click here to Search for Homes in Fairview.

ENTERTAINMENT

Fairview Farmers' & Artist Market
The Fairview Farmers' and Artist Market - Fairview City Hall, 1300 Village St. - features locally grown produce, beautiful flowers, entertainment and local artists. The open-air booths with their colorful displays enhance the fun of picking the perfect fruits and vegetables for your table. Open Thursdays from 4 to 8 pm from April through October, the market also supports local musicians and artisans. The Fairview Open Air Market is a green market, 98% of the produce growers are organic and 2% are considered transitional and follow safe growing practices.

Annual Fairview Chili on the Green Festival - This annual chili cook-off is hosted by the City of Fairview and sanctioned by the International Chili Society as a district-level cook-off. Prizes are awarded to the top contestants in each category, along with an opportunity to compete in the International Chili Society World's Championship Chili Cook-off. Everyone in the community is invited to enter the contest or just come to sample the variety of different chili recipes and vote for their favorite. The festival features tons of family-friendly activities, including a Chili Cook-off, live music, and Arts and Crafts festival, the Bumper Beer and Wine Garden, a Kids Carnival - with an inflatable slide, obstacle course, rock climbing wall, carnival games and more - and a Poker Run - a motorcycle rally where riders meet up and proceed to a predetermined destination. Along the way, contestants stop and execute small fun and entertaining tasks in exchange for a playing card. There are five total stops along the way including the departure point. When all of the contestants reach their destination, the rider with the best poker hand wins. The Chili on the Green Festival takes place at Fairview Community Park, located next to City Hall, 1300 NE Village Street.

December Tree Lighting ceremony - The seasonal favorite is held on the first Saturday in December. The event draws attendees from all around the community and features singing groups, carriage rides, arts & crafts, and a visit from Santa.

McMenamins Edgefield - 2126 SW Halsey St - Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and drink, live entertainment and more.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS NEAR FAIRVIEW

Boston Pizza - 22605 NE Halsey St - This cozy pizza joint is attached to a sports bar, lined with well-loved vinyl booth cushions, and is a regular spot for residents of Fairview. They roll the pizza dough out right in front of you and do their best to give you a deal (12" for $10!). They pile on the cheese and don't go overboard on the sauce.

McMenamins Edgefield - 2126 SW Halsey St - There are several outstanding restaurants located in Edgefield's main lodge. On of our favorites, the Black Rabbit, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fantastic murals tracing the history of Edgefield and the Columbia River Gorge line the walls, and intimate booths encourage you to linger over a fine meal. Guests can choose from an innovative menu of Northwest cuisine and traditional favorites, as well as an expansive list of regional and local wines.

 

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