Brooklyn Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Brooklyn is a very quaint and picturesque neighborhood. It is a historical area since it is one of the first neighborhoods in all of Portland. Brooklyn even has its own historical society, that works to preserve this neighborhood’s heritage.

One of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland, Brooklyn really cherishes and honors its past, yet wants to keep moving forward in their quest to rid once and for all the unsavory reputation in had many years ago. Homes are fairly affordable still, and many are historical set on beautiful tree lined streets. Three parks, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn School Park are popular for their playgrounds and with plenty of space for picnics and games and Oaks Park conducts outdoor summer movies and concerts. The very popular Aladdin Theatre is here and is a well sought out music venue that has great live music.

There are several historical landmarks, which include the Poulsen House, built in the 1890s, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Many of the businesses in the area are housed in historic buildings, giving the community an eclectic and historical feeling. In addition to residential areas and small, locally owned businesses, Brooklyn is also home to a few industrial sites, which are located along the river, along with a large railyard.

Brooklyn has its own very distinctive shopping, entertainment and nightlife. One of the best theatres in the whole city is The Aladdin Theatre, which is right in Brooklyn. They have great performers throughout the year including music and comedy. The Aladdin Theatre has been open since the 1920’s! You will also find some adorable stores and interesting restaurants in Brooklyn. Another positive factor about Brooklyn is it is convenient. You are extremely close to Sellwood and also quite near other interesting SE Portland areas. It also isn’t too far to downtown. If you don’t have a car, you can easily find public transportation options to take you throughout the city.

A diverse array of people live in Brooklyn and you will find everyone from the hipster to the senior. The homes tend to be older restored bungalows and simple four square homes. There is also some new architecture mixed in throughout Brooklyn. The neighborhood used to be known as a low-income area before it was revitalized a few decades ago. Now, it is considered a middle-class neighborhood, and some even consider it to be among the most desirable housing areas of SE Portland. It’s close to other popular Portland neighborhoods, and seems to offer something for everyone. There are many families with young children here, and you’re likely to see many people out and about, including cyclists, joggers, and moms pushing strollers. It seems very safe and family-focused.


  • Brooklyn Park

    • Accessible play area
    • Accessible restroom
    • Basketball court
    • BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node
    • Horseshoe pit, paths
    • Paved paths
    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    • Softball field
    • Statue or public art
  • Brooklyn School Park

    • Paved paths
    • Picnic site – reservable
    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    • Tennis court
  • Oaks Amusement Park
    Family-oriented, circa-1905 amusement park offering wooden skating rink, mini-golf & picnic grounds.


  • Pok Pok Wing
    Cozy counter serve serving crispy Vietnamese fish sauce chicken wings, cold beer & steamed buns.
  • Original Hotcake House
    Counter-serve joint known for ample American breakfasts & diner eats served 24/7 in old-school digs.
  • Rose City Coffee Co. Brooklyn Park​
    Spacious joint featuring coffee drinks, sandwiches & free WiFi in a bright, brick-walled setting.
  • Sanborns
    Hungry diners line up for home style breakfast fare at this comfy family-run cafe with a cheery vibe.
  • La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 
    Family-friendly spot for an array of classic Mexican dishes in a bright room with plenty of seating.


The Lindley Team  is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Brooklyn Neighborhood! The Tammi Lindley Team is proud to help you achieve your dreams of owning your own home, by offering various finance and loan options, and using our years of experience to make sure you are getting the best mortgage possible.

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