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Parkrose | NE Portland Homes


At first glance, Parkrose is just another commuter community located northeast of Portland's city center, but we're consistently surprised by the vibrancy, diversity, and pride that is so evident in this part of town. The Parkrose neighborhood is an affordable alternative to some of Portland's trendier close-in neighborhoods without sacrificing the historic homes, cute cafes, and parks of those pricier areas. Parkrose is home to an excellent independent school district, as well as commercial, dining, and entertainment districts that mean you wont have to leave your neighborhood to find anything you need. Parkrose wasn't always part of Portland, and that spirit of independence imbues every block of this historic area. Once a community supporting timber farms and lumberjacks, the neighborhood of Parkrose as bloomed into a vibrant part of Portland over the past 50 years. The neighborhood of Parkrose is located near the Portland International Airport, Interstate 205, Interstate 84, and major Portland thoroughfares Columbia and Sandy, providing easy access to the best of what Portland has to offer. Come visit Parkrose and take in the great views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, stroll past cute bungalows and see the pride everyone puts into their homes, and chat with some residents who are more than willing to let you in on one of Portland's best kept secrets, the beautiful and close-knit neighborhood of Parkrose.


Parkrose began as a small farming and residential suburb of Portland, supporting the timber and agricultural industries northeast of Portland's city center. The Parkrose School District began in 1885 as a schoolhouse on Sandy and 122nd. In the 1920's, Parkrose had become primarily a commuting community comprised of Portland-area workers and business owners wanting a slice of rural life outside of the commotion of the urban metropolis, and was soon annexed by the city of Portland. Prior to the incorporation of the city of Maywood Park in 1967, the whole area was considered Park Rose, named for a subdivision located adjacent to northeast Portland. The plat of the Park Rose neighborhood was filed on October 5, 1911, and the name was doubtless suggested because of the proximity of Rose City Park, the plat of which was filed in March 1907. The city maintains a good deal of independence, from the local school district and the agricultural heritage still evident in its working farms and large lots. 


The Parkrose neighborhood is located in East Portland, bordered by the Sumner, Argay and Parkrose Heights neighborhoods. Parkrose is located between N.E. 122nd and 102nd Avenues from east to west and Fremont to Sandy from north to south. The Parkrose neighborhood offers excellent access to Interstate 205, making a trip to Downtown Portland a breezy affair. Portland International Airport is also a short distance away, which proves convenient for business travelers and commuters.


Parkrose is full of mid-century ranches and Portland style old bungalows. You'll also find the occasional Four Square and modern Traditional home. Because this neighborhood is father from the Portland city center, homes for sale in the Parkrose neighborhood are much more affordable than those located closer in. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the neighborhood of Parkrose, Portland, visit the McDonald Group Portland Real Estate Home Page for more information, or check the McDonald Group real estate search to search the RMLS for neighborhood homes for sale in Parkrose.

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Annual Native Plant Sale
Hosted by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, the Annual Native Plant Sale was started to inspire community residents and businesses to keep the neighborhood green. You can learn about which native plants are appropriate for your yard and property to help you make the right decisions about which plants to purchase. There are also Native Plant Workshops available to teach the community about new and ongoing large-scale projects for rural properties and restoration. This event is perfect for the wildlife friend in everyone!

Parkrose Farmers Market
Open from May through October, the Parkrose Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting locals in the heart of East Portland. Look for arts and crafts, fresh veggies, jams and jellies and honey…all to make your mouth water. Live entertainment attracts customers from neighboring communities also, and spirits are always high. Maybe you're looking for an inexpensive way to start your own garden; there's seeds and nursery stock for sale too.

Parkrose Festival & Cruise-In
Located on the main street of Sandy Boulevard, this annual event raises scholarship funds for Parkrose High School Seniors and enhancement projects in the Parkrose business district. Take the family to check out local vendors, grab a bite to eat, and admire around 100 classic and vintage vehicles, one of which takes home the coveted Best-In-Show trophy.

Senn's Community Garden: NE 112th Ave & Prescott St, Providing food garden space and educational events within Portland's neighborhoods,

Senn's Dairy Park: 11206 NE Prescott St - Senn’s Dairy Park is named for the family-owned business that operated on the site years ago. The park is an entirely native landscape, with a grassy lawn with benches and picnic table, a walking path, a playground, and community garden plots.

Rossi farms: On the corner of 122nd and Shaver, Rossi Farms is a local family-owned farm that has been around for generations. Usually, towards the end of summer they show free movies outside on the side of the barn. They also have a replica of how of some of Parkrose may have looked at the turn of the century!


The Refectory
Featuring three full bars, 168-seat dining room, and a daylight 350-seat banquet hall, The Refectory has been serving the community since 1968 and the owners give full credit to their employees providing quality and friendly service and the loyalty of their customers. This steak house lives up to the name with their prime rib, and their shrimp is excellent too. Prices are reasonable, the clientele is varied in their age groups, and if you become a favored regular you just might be invited to their annual Customer Appreciation Party (started 20 years ago) to raise hordes of non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank.

El Indio Mexican Restaurant
Unique is the best way to describe El Indio Mexican Restaurant. Their walls are covered with amazing colorful murals, hanging flower baskets are everywhere and the menu is impressive. The combination of authentic Mexican cuisine and personable and prompt waiters will make this a go-to destination for a great dining experience. The staff is very knowledgeable about the dishes and can help you decide if you're a first timer. And don't forget to check out the funny and ridiculous wall of birthday photos, or have yours put up there!

Yuki & Song Japanese Restaurant
This family owned cozy restaurant serves not only perfectly cut and fresh sushi, but they also fill out their menu with expertly prepared Korean dishes, like their homemade kimchee. If you like a lot of spicy flavor try the fire roll, or take delight in the generous helping of wasabi on the sushi. Customers are extremely loyal thanks to the incredibly friendly staff and reasonable prices, and love the authentic Japanese setting and service.



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