A lovely part of Portland, the desirable East Portland neighborhood is relatively well-off, home to those that earn a sizable sum. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the region has a rather large retail presence. East Portland offers conveniences to help warm up a house and cater to the families living in the neighborhood. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring Southeast Portland and Southeast Uplift.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Residents can choose from a variety of restaurants in the East Portland area, including pizza, deli snacks and barbecue. If drinks are on the agenda, head out to Mystic Night Club or Bills Steak House, which are just a few of the options close by. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well. McDonald's and Burger King are both located in the neighborhood.
For health and wellness enthusiasts, East Portland has it covered. On SE Washington St. is Mall 205 Sport Club, and Curt's Ultimate Fitness is also in the neighborhood. Additionally, F M C Maywood Park is a place where you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
Peruse the Yelp page and uncover even more East Portland spots where you can relax with good food and great company.
East Portland has a number of grocery stores, including Harry's Fresh Foods and Food Depot. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Ampm and Safeway.
Shun Fa Market and Evergreen Trading Inc are only a few of the many retailers located in East Portland. To add to that, you can find selection and value at one of the area department or factory outlet stores. Brand-savvy shoppers will appreciate the nearby malls of 205 Place and San Rafael Shopping Ctr.
Schools and School Districts
Think about sending the students in your family to schools in the David Douglas School District 40 or the Reynolds School District 7, and learn about some neighborhood options. Some of the schools near the apartments in East Portland are David Douglas High School, Floyd Light Middle School and Menlo Park Elementary School. The school information here serves as an approximation of what districts your children might attend, but be sure to speak with school district officials to confirm the precise schools serving apartments in the area.
David Douglas High School, a David Douglas School District 40 high school, offers advanced-placement classes and has the best student-teacher ratio in its district. David Douglas High School, a high school in the David Douglas School District 40 school, offers advanced-placement classes. Among David Douglas School District 40 middle schools, Floyd Light Middle School has the lowest student-teacher ratio at 17-to-1.
The 15 elementary schools, six middle schools and three high schools in the Reynolds School District 7 have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than David Douglas School District 40, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Reynolds School District 7 has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the David Douglas School District 40.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
When considering what's best for you and your pocket book, it may be of some interest to know that East Portland is more expensive than areas nearby. East Portland's average household spending totals $98.1K/year (compared to Southeast Portland's $50.3K/year), which is not completely out of the ordinary given its broad appeal.
The neighborhood of Southeast Portland is somewhat different from East Portland in terms of median age and the percentage of households with children, although they are more comparable by household size. In East Portland the median age is 31, while in Southeast Portland it's 28. In East Portland, the average household size is 2.33 inhabitants, and it's 2.19 inhabitants in Southeast Portland. Of households in East Portland and Southeast Portland, 33% and 20% have children, respectively.
Is East Portland the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Southeast Portland make an average of $61.9K, East Portland residents are raking in an average of $166.2K.