Exploring the Alameda Neighborhood

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If you are looking for a Portland neighborhood where you can get to know your neighbors in the community, the Alameda neighborhood is the place for you. It is located in Alameda Ridge, which overlooks Downtown. It also comes with a view of Willamette River and the Cascades.

The Alameda neighborhood is one of Portland’s oldest. It is lined with large and stately houses, charming bungalows and cottages. 

History of the Alameda Neighborhood

Founders William C. and Isabella Bowering established the area in 1859. The neighborhood’s gravel pit first earned the nickname, Gravelly Hill Road. The name change occurred when the Alameda Land Company decided on the Alameda Park subdivision in 1909.

Eventually, the City of Portland stepped in to annex the land. It then officially became part of the city. “Alameda” comes from the Spanish word ‘alamo,’ which means poplar tree. Alameda itself means, ‘a walk lined with trees,’ which perfectly describes the area.

The streets of Alameda

Along the streets, you will find older, shaded trees marching in rows, planted by earlier generations. The area is lovely for a stroll with laid out streets of green, aligned with trees.

The area is a “classic, old neighborhood where people still know their neighbors,” and is the proud home of several Portland institutions. The Alameda Brew House, events, walks, school fundraisers at the elementary school and foodie fairs are just a few of the events one can find when exploring the Alameda neighborhood.

Homes

Alameda’s home options range include, Craftsman and Tudor to English cottage and Mid-Century Modern. Lovers of great architecture will admire its handiwork.

The Alameda neighborhood is near Grant Park, Beaumont-Wilshire, Concordia, Sabin and Irvington. It abounds with green space, including Wilshire Park and Alberta Park.

To learn more about the Alameda Neighborhood, read more on the Alameda Neighborhood Association website. 

If you’d like to know more about Portland real estate, follow me on Instagram to stay in the know. You can also read previous posts on the blog for more information.

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