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Rose City Park | NE Portland Homes

ALL ABOUT

Rose City Park is a charming neighborhood in Northeast Portland, known for its peaceful parks, tree-lined streets, sweet bungalows, and a close-knit community. Located in a popular area filled with quaint restaurants and pubs and wonderful coffee shops, residents of Rose City Park enjoy historic homes, beautiful, lush gardens and lawns, and plenty of gathering spots for the whole family. The neighborhood is also located next to the Rose City Golf Course, one of the oldest and most charming golf courses in town. As you wind your way down the neighborhood's streets, you can't help but point out house after house just bursting with historical charm and wildflowers.

With the charm of a small neighborhood and easy access to Downtown via the I-84 freeway and MAX light-rail transit line, the Rose City Park neighborhood is in the middle of it all. Bordered by the upscale Beaumont neighborhood and minutes away from the quirky charm of the Hollywood district, Rose City Park is a great spot to call home. For more information about Rose City Park Real Estate, read on!

LOCATION AND SCHOOLS

Rose City Park is located in northeast Portland, bounded on the north by Fremont Street, on the west by 47th Avenue, on the south by the Banfield Freeway, and on the east by a line extending from Fremont Street south on 65th Avenue to the Banfield Freeway.

Rose City Park borders Beaumont-Wilshire and the Hollywood District to the west, Cully to the north, Roseway and Madison South to the east, and Center to the south.

The NE 60th Avenue station of the Blue Line and Red Like of the MAX light rail transit system provides easy access to MAX stops east and west of the neighborhood, including downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport.

The Rose City Park area is serviced by Rose City Park Elementary School, Gregory Heights Middle School, and Madison High School.

HISTORY

The neighborhood was established in 1907, the year Portland, the City of Roses, celebrated its first Portland Rose Festival. The area was serviced by the Portland Railway, Light & Power Co. trolley system from downtown Portland from 1907 to 1936. A statue of George Washington, commissioned by Henry Waldo Coe and completed by artist Pompeo Coppini, was dedicated on the fourth of July, 1927, on the corner of 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

ROSE CITY PARK REAL ESTATE & HOME STYLES

The Rose City Park neighborhood is carefully laid out on a ridge overlooking the gorgeous park with which it shares its name. Popular real estate styles include mid-century modern bungalows, English cottages, and classic ranches with great views of the park and golf course are mixed in with modern condo and town home developments. The area is also filled with cute bungalows built before 1940. The neighborhood is served by the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Rose City Park neighborhood, visit the McDonald Group Home Page for more information, or click here to search for homes for sale in Rose City Park.

PARKS AND RECREATION

True to its name, the Rose City Park neighborhood is filled with beautiful green spaces and neighborhood gathering spots. The largest, Rose City Park, after which the neighborhood was named, was acquired in 1920, but many other gorgeous parks fill the area, including Normandale Park, established in 1940, Frazer Park, added in 1950 on the site of a former juvenile detention center, and the western part of Rose City Golf Course, also acquired in 1920.

Portland State University's Women's Softball games are held at the Erv Lind Stadium and neighboring Normandale Park, and neighbors can often be found cheering on the home team.

The recently-updated Rose CIty Golf Course, built in 1923, is the second oldest course in the city of Portland, and was once home to the Portland Country Club. This classic, tree-lined golf course is located in the center of the Northeast Portland residential neighborhoods, making it a hidden gem. Offering both challenging courses and fun, relaxing playability, there is something for everyone. The clubhouse at Rose City Golf Course, completed in 1937 as part of the New Deal Public Works Project, is a fantastic spot to relax, with a pro golf shop and great restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Fun fact: the Rose City Golf Course once served as the first landing strip for Portland's earliest airplanes!

 

FAVORITE SHOPPING

Cosmic Monkey Comics - 5335 NE Sandy Blvd - This is one of the best comic book stores in Portland. The owners are welcoming and nice as they come. Cosmic Monkey really want to help you find what you're looking for. Plus, Cosmic Monkeys have ongoing monthly warehouse sales and a large selection ranging from independent comics, manga, DC, Marvel and many other sections that will surprise you every time!

Shelby's World of Wheels Collectible Toys - 6063 NE Glisan Street - Come check out this amazing collection of pre-1980 toy car, trucks, and model sets. This wacky spot carries Hotwheels, Matchbox, Tonkas, Slot Cars, Model Kits, Action Figures, Nylint, Corgi, Structo, Marx, and much more. The owner started her own private collection and decided to open her own store when it got too big to keep in her house!

Northwest Flag & Banner - 5700 NE Sandy Blvd - This interesting spot has all of your flag, banner, and pole needs. They carry American flags in any size you could ask for, U.S. state flags, international flags, sports team flags, military flags, historical flags, custom banners, and flagpoles. Come find your favorite soccer team's colors or represent your home state! They also do custom installation and advice - check them out!

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Du's Grill: 5365 NE Sandy Blvd - This sweet little place has the best chicken teriyaki in Portland, as voted by the Oregonian, the Portland Mercury, the Willamette Week, and MIX Magazine. Super-friendly service and quick, made-to-order bento keeps people coming to this Northeast Sandy standout. Du's keeps things simple, offering grilled chicken, beef, pork and combo platters served with rice and an iceberg lettuce salad. All are marinated in Du's house teriyaki sauce, which is smoky, rich and not too sweet.

Rheinlander: 5035 NE Sandy Blvd. - One of the most popular spots on NE Sandy Boulevard, this German spot serves up authentic food in an equally authentic setting, singing servers and strolling musicians add to the festive atmosphere that draws families, couples and groups of friends. Menu offerings range from fondue to sauerbraten, from hasenpfeffer to schnitzel. Diners a budget get there early for early-bird specials. The adjacent Gustav's has a cheaper menu, sans the singing. Lots of beers, a decent wine list and a full bar round out the beverage choices.

Jim & Patty's Coffee: 5015 NE Fremont St - Neighborhood cafes come and go, but Jim and Patty Roberts have been staples of the Portland coffee scene for years. They started (then sold) the Coffee People chain, and now run this down-to-earth shop along walkable NE Fremont Street. Aside from expertly made lattes, customers swoon for the Umpqua ice cream and homemade sour cream coffeecake, free Wi-Fi access and the "Caffeine Meditation Garden" out back.

New Deal Cafe: 5250 NE Halsey St - This place is great! If you need a spot to study or do some work, or are looking for a great breakfast or brunch place, try New Deal. The staff is super friendly, and the meals are fantastic with great prices. This is bound to become one of your neighborhood spots! The New Deal Cafe is a welcoming joint, a place where you don't feel rushed at all and can read the newspaper from cover to cover.

Ohana Hawaiian Cafe: 6320 NE Sandy Blvd: This cafe has inexpensive meals that taste amazing, and the owners are very nice. The meats are all super delicious, and have the right mix of salty/sweet/ginger and other flavors in the marinades. The sticky rice is perfect, and the prices are reasonable for the huge portions. Two people could easily fill up on any of the large plates. Extras like the passion fruit iced tea and Kona coffee ice cream are tasty too.Try the sweet potato pie!

 

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