Rose City Park Neighborhood – Your New Home
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Rose City Park is a turn-of-the-century neighborhood and park in Northeast Portland. Many of the original homes are still standing, and nearly all of the houses here were built in the 1930s or earlier; there’s been almost no new development in Rose City Park since the 1970s. What this means is beautiful, historic homes along streets lined with old growth trees. This neighborhood features an array of home styles, including bungalows built in the first half of the 20th century as well as English cottages and ranches. There are also a few townhomes available for purchase. And because of the layout of this section of the city, nearly all homes give residents excellent views of the park and golf course!
Located in the northeast section of Portland, this community shares borders with Beaumont-Wilshire and the Hollywood District to the west, Cully to the north, Roseway and Madison South to the east and Center to the south.
This community was first platted in 1907, which also happened to be the year of the inaugural Portland Rose Festival. Today, Rose City Park is beloved for its natural beauty and excellent location. This neighborhood is best known as the home of Rose City Park. This expansive park helped earn Portland its nickname ‘City of Roses.’ It is simply amazing!
Another interesting spot in this neighborhood is Roseway Theatre. This is an beautiful old theater that has been rehabbed. It is a fun place to see a film and shows are only $6. The Roseway is much more lavish than many cheap movie theatres in Portland. In addition, golfers will be happy to learn that Rose City Park includes the Rose City Golf Course, which was built in 1923. As a result, this is one of the oldest courses in Portland. Various tournaments take place throughout the year.
The businesses are nearly all located along Sandy Boulevard, which cuts through this neighborhood diagonally. Sandy Boulevard is also home to a large statue of George Washington. Typical residents of Rose City Park are professional couples in their 30s or 40s with kids. They tend to be a little more affluent than average Portlanders, but not hugely so, though many do send their kids to private schools. Rose City Park has long been known as an overpriced neighborhood, though in recent years real estate prices here have dropped dramatically, making it much more affordable to move here.
Nearby Parks and Golf Course:
- Rose City Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, tennis court, and tennis court – lighted.
- Frazer Park
Includes basketball court, dog off-leash area, picnic tables, and playground.
- Normandale Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, dog off-leash area – fenced, football field, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, and volleyball court.
- Rose City Golf Course
This is the second oldest municipal course in the city of Portland. Built in 1923, the course is a classic, tree-lined course that is both playable and challenging for players at all levels. Built in 1932, the clubhouse at Rose City is a beautiful, brick building with steep pitched roofs. The clubhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. The grill area serves breakfast and lunch along with snacks.
- Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings
Deadhead-themed eatery offering free-range chicken wings, beers, burgers & deep-fried desserts.
- Clyde’s Prime Rib Restaurant & Bar
Old-school steakhouse offers hearty prime rib carved tableside, cocktails & comfy red-velvet booths.
- Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Flagship outpost of brewery serving beers & pub food in big space with kids’ play area & roof deck.
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