Kerns Neighborhood – Your New Home
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The Kerns neighborhood is located in both central and southeast Portland, just on the east side of the Willamette River, north of Burnside Street. It is bordered by the Buckman, Lloyd, Sullivan’s Gulch, Laurelhurst and Sunnyside neighborhoods. Eastern Portland’s Kerns neighborhood is fairly close-in to downtown, and is an urban area mixing both commercial and residential buildings. It’s mostly inhabited by young singles who want to live close to downtown, though there are a number of families and older professionals living here too.
Just South of I84, Kerns is cross-crossed by several major streets, including Glisan, Sandy Boulevard, and Burnside (which forms the southern boundary of the neighborhood). This makes for an easy commute to most areas of the city. It’s also one of the most walkable neighborhoods, with easy access to everything residents need.
Most of the homes in Kerns are large, older homes with plenty of historic charm. Over the years, a number of these have been converted into apartments, and they are joined by newer condo and apartment buildings, providing a wide range of housing options that makes living in Kerns affordable. There are several nice schools and parks in the neighborhood.
For popular restaurants, visit 28th Avenue. Catch a movie at the classic Laurelhurst Theater on 28th and Burnside. Along both 28th and Burnside you’ll find some of the best bars and restaurants in town, including a number of microbreweries. If you want to live in a lively, active neighborhood with lots to do, Kerns might be right for you. Kerns is considered to be urban, artsy, bike-friendly, green and eco-conscious. This is a neighborhood of families, singles, and urbanites.
Restaurants / Establishments:
- Screen Door
Refined Southern specialties like buttermilk-fried chicken in roomy digs offering weekend brunch.
- Voodoo Doughnut Too!
This counter-serve, cash-only bakeshop serves creative donuts in colorful, quirky environs.
- Han Oak Restaurant
Minimal-chic Korean spot with upscale tasting menus & drink pairings, plus noodle & dumpling nights.
- Laurelhurst Market
Butcher shop/steakhouse providing unusual cuts, house-cured meats & craft drinks in industrial digs.
Buzzy, light-filled standout serving creative Middle Eastern fare plus craft cocktails.
Trendy Cuban eatery featuring classic dishes served in a snug, bustling space with an upbeat vibe.
- Laurelhurst Theater
1923 art deco movie house featuring discount films & pub fare, open to 21+ only after 5:30 PM.
- Burnside Skatepark
Popular community-built skateboarding destination tucked under the Burnside Bridge.
- The Circuit Bouldering Gym
Indoor rock-climbing gym offering walls, boulders & slacklines, plus gear rental, lessons & parties.
The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Kerns Neighborhood! We help families, couples, and individuals develop their financial “Story” in order to obtain residential home financing. 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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