Foster-Powell Neighborhood – Your New Home

The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641

Referred to as “Fo-Po” by its residents, Foster-Powell is located in the SE portion of Portland. This triangular-shaped neighborhood occupies an area of Southeast Portland south of SE Powell Boulevard and north of SE Foster Road, which runs at a diagonal to Portland’s street grid.

There are a variety of ethnic restaurants along 82nd street including Pho Vietnam, Don Pedro for Mexican, and Vien Huong Restaurant. One popular location in this area is Sweetness Bakery and Cafe on 52nd, which has a pretty good reputation. For shopping, most people will find themselves visiting the Eastport Plaza Shopping Center, and the Fred Meyer Red Tag Store on 82nd Avenue.The neighborhood has a reputation for being ethnically diverse. It currently has large populations of Russian, Ukranian, Vietnamese, Hispanic, and Chinese immigrants. As real estate prices rose in the rest of Portland, Foster-Powell attracted a number of young families and other first-time homebuyers. While this has led to many improvements, some parts of the neighborhood are still in transition.

New residents seem to have breathed new life into the community, and many are pushing for positive change here, particularly with regards to traffic and crime. There is easy access by car or bus, though Foster-Powell is bounded by major roads that are not ideal for cyclists. If you’re looking to move here, stick to the center of the neighborhood rather than the outskirts, which are more commercial in nature. Residential streets mostly contain homes built at the turn of the last century, with a few newer apartment buildings mixed in.


  • Essex Park 
    This 4-acre park features a ball field, a play area with a seasonal splash pad & sport courts.
  • Kern Park
    Includes accessible play area, basketball court, paths – paved, playground, and softball field.
  • Laurelwood Park
    It is a triangular park, at the corner of SE Foster Road and SE Holgate Blvd in the Foster-Powell neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Large trees shade the park, which includes chess tables and a neighborhood bulletin board. The park is sometimes host to neighborhood events, such as Fun on Foster.


  • Bar Carlo
    Large, comfy restaurant serving Mexican & American brunch, lunch & dinner fare, plus cocktails.​
  • Pieper Cafe
    Coffee drinks & light food like panini & soups in a cheerful cafe with arcade games.


The Lindley Team has helped more than 1000 families, couples, women, and men navigate the loan process in order to make their dream of owning real estate a reality, and they are the highest reviewed team on Google in the Portland market. The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Foster-Powell Neighborhood!  We would love to develop a finance strategy with you so that you can build wealth through real estate. ​

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