Rose City Park
Classic Northeast Portland Appeal, but at a More Affordable Price
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About Rose City Park
The Rose City Park neighborhood offers classic Old Portland architecture, tree-lined streets, and easy access to public transportation, but at a more affordable price than other close-in northeast neighborhoods. Most homes in the neighborhood are within walking distance of Sandy Boulevard, which is a bustling commercial corridor where you’ll find an endless array of restaurants, food carts, coffee houses, grocery stores, gyms, and more.
You can grab your morning coffee from Case Study Coffee Roasters and then wander next door to Bakeshop to pick up made-from-scratch pastries crafted with whole-grain flours. For a midday bite and brew, check out the food carts at the The Barley Pod, which features an enclosed tap room. For dinner, make reservations for Cabezon, which is a neighborhood favorite for seafood and wood-fired specialties. You could also indulge in a night of dinner and dancing at Clyde’s Prime Rib. This old-school steakhouse has been a fixture since the 1950s featuring live music, cocktails, and classic fare. If you feel the call of your inner lumberjack, you can try your hand at axe-throwing at the Laurelwood Public House and Brewery. It’s just like darts, only with axes.
Rose City Park’s northern boundary along Fremont Street provides even more shopping and dining options. You’ll find warm, made-to-order donuts at Pip’s Original Donuts and the best coffee cake in town at Jim & Patty’s Coffee People.
The Rose City Park neighborhood was platted in 1907, the same year of the inaugural Portland Rose Festival. A city park by the same name features a beautiful rose garden and is connected to the historic Rose City Golf Course, which was established in 1923. Other neighborhood parks include Normandale Park and Frazer Park.
Many of the homes in Rose City Park were built between the 1920s and 1940s in the classic Portland architectural styles of the era. You’ll find a craftsman bungalows, four squares, colonials, and English cottages mixed in with a smattering of ranches and modern homes.