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.


  • Buckman Field
    Includes accessible play area, baseball field, football field, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, synthetic turf, and track.
  • Buckman Community Garden
  • Portland Tennis Center
    Featuring eight indoor courts and four outdoor courts, PTC is open to the public year-round. PTC offers private, semi-private and group lessons, mixers, drills, World Team Tennis, USTA Leagues, and City Leagues.
  • Oregon Park
    This urban park features a basketball court, playground equipment & picnic area on 3 forested acres.

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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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We love meeting with our clients face-to-face, whether you’re a first time home buyer, moving up to a newer home, looking to invest in real estate, or refinance, we’re here to be your preferred Portland Mortgage Lenders.

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