Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood – Your New Home
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With SE Holgate to the South and SE Powell Blvd to the North, between SE 28th and SE 39th, lies Creston-Kenilworth. This neighborhood is hard to summarize in just a few words. It feels very family-friendly, whether you’re looking to raise your kids in an exciting urban environment or a laid-back community. It has a bit of a small-town feel, but with easy access to everything Portland has to offer.
The neighborhood was first settled in the 1890s, and many of the homes date to this era, along with a number of newer houses and apartment buildings. There are plenty of affordable rentals here if you’re looking to move into the neighborhood. Many of the apartments are located along the busier roads, offering easy access to shopping and public transportation.
There are several nice, older parks here, including Kenilworth Park and Creston Park, which has a pool and a dog park. Tree-lined streets give Creston-Kenilworth the atmosphere of a quiet neighborhood, even along busier roads. There is lots of shopping, especially to the Northeast, where businesses are mostly contained in strip malls. It’s a nice area for families, but the age group is diverse. The Portland influence is not far away, as you can find a little bit of traditional mixed in with some funky, but it’s all very charming.
Schools in the area:
- Elementary: Grout Elementary School
- High School: Cleveland High School
- Creston Park
Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, dog off-leash area, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, softball field, and tennis backboard.
- Creston Pool
Creston has two outdoor pools in Southeast Portland, both 25 yards (23 m) in length. One pool is shallow and perfect for beginning swimmers, with a kiddie slide for brave toddlers. The deeper pool reaches 8 feet in depth (2.4 m) and switches from lap swimming to leisurely swimming.
- Kenilworth Park
Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, softball field, tennis backboard, tennis court, and volleyball court.
- C Bar
Mellow gastropub with an eclectic menu, cocktails & a pinball room with more than a dozen machines.
- Hopworks Urban Brewery
Kid-friendly brewpub decorated with salvaged bike parts serving organic-leaning pub grub & drinks.
- Yoko’s | Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Snug & homey sushi joint with unusual rolls & an extensive sake selection.
- Rocio’s Mexican Restaurant
Casual, contemporary eatery turning out Mexican comfort food, with a cantina making margaritas.
- Marigold Coffee
Marigold is a Portland-based roastery featuring distinctive, meticulously roasted coffees, selected from quality-committed farmers around the world.
- Portland Rock Gym
21 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
- Foster Fitness Center
5623 SE Center St, Portland, OR 97206
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