Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood Information & House Listings - Paris Group Realty, LLC Portland OR

An Eclectic and Independent-Minded Neighborhood

The Southeast neighborhood of Sunnyside is home to the bustling Belmont District and part of the Hawthorne District.

Surrounded by the Buckman, Kerns, Laurelhurst, Mount Tabor, and Richmond neighborhoods, Sunnyside is a charming, centrally located area.


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Sunnyside Neighborhood Real Estate & Walkability Score

Perhaps one of the most quintessentially “Portland” neighborhoods in Portland, Sunnyside is popular among both renters and homeowners. It’s common to see multifamily buildings mixed in among restored homes from the 1900s. Home styles include Victorian and Queen Anne, as well as Four Square, Bungalows, and Craftsman.

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With easy access to both Hawthorne and Belmond, Sunnyside boasts a high walkability score. The neighborhood is close to plentiful restaurants, businesses, and shops.

The Sunnyside neighborhood is also known for its Queen Anne architecture and Victorian homes and is often compared to San Francisco’s colorful Haight Ashbury district. Many boutiques and cafes are nestled inside converted homes, as well as apartments for rent.

Sunnyside, Portland is a popular choice among renters and comes with a price tag to match. Expect to pay an average of $1,516 on rent for apartments in Sunnyside, which is higher than the average $1,484 rent around the rest of the city.

There are a lot of great old homes here that date back into the early 1900s and even before! There are mostly Four Squares, Victorians, Craftsman, Old PDX and Bungalows- many with leaded glass windows, ornate woodwork and built-ins and a lot of character and charm. There are rentals mixed in because it is right in the middle of Hawthorne and Belmont- but many homes have been restored to their former beauty and completely remodeled.


Date Night: Eat & Drink

Dining in Sunnyside is a foodie’s dream come true. Find pubs and cafes, pizzerias, and food trucks, and much more. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for tacos, curry, burgers, or baked goods.

This family-friendly neighborhood has great public and private school options.


Childpeace Montessori School: 1516 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97209
503-222-1197 | Website

Glencoe Elementary School: 825 SE 51st Ave, Portland, OR 97215

Mt. Tabor Middle School: 5800 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97215
503-916-5646 | Website

Franklin High School: 5405 SE Woodward St, Portland, OR 97206
503-916-5140 | Website

Sunnyside Environmental School: 3421 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214
503-916-6226 | Website

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Shopping & Businesses

Plenty of local businesses add to the independent feel of the neighborhood and contribute to the area’s walkability.

Parks & Green Spaces

Despite all the urban amenities, Sunnyside only has one park – Sunnyside School Park – located within its borders. However, plenty of great parks are just a few minutes away, including Laurelhurst Park and Mt. Tabor Park.

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Things to Do & See in Sunnyside

There’s so much to do in Sunnyside. In addition to the many eating and drinking options, there are plenty of unique and eclectic shops and boutiques. Catch a movie at the Baghdad Theatre or the Avalon Theater, one of Portland’s oldest theaters. During the holidays, don’t miss Peacock Lane, a group of homes that put up incredible light displays.

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History of Sunnyside Neighborhood

In the 1800s, Portland’s downtown was crowded and dirty. When the Morrison Bridge opened in 1887, more residents began moving across the river to the east side of town. Sunnyside was developed by the Sunnyside Land Improvement Company. Its name was used to market the area, with advertisements encouraging citizens to move to the “the sunny side of the river away from the shadow of the West hills and pollution of downtown.”

Sunnyside grew rapidly thanks to the streetcar that went in soon after the Morrison Bridge was built. As a planned community, Sunnyside’s streets and structures had a pleasing cohesion that made the neighborhood popular. A commercial district began to grow along Belmont, which eventually began the area’s central hub of business. Today, the Belmont District is still Sunnyside’s primary source of commerce and entertainment. You can even find original buildings from the 19th century throughout the neighborhood.

Source: The Southeast Examiner