Roseway Neighborhood – Your New Home
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Roseway, an urban paradise in Northeast Portland, is a neighborhood tucked around parks and the historic Rose City Golf Course. To its east lies NE 82nd Avenue – once marking the city limits of early 1900s Portland. Along two sides lies Glenhaven &Rose City Parks with their lush greenery spilling out to meet at the corner where NEPrescott meets NE Fremont then curves along 65th into 62nd Ave for the northern border- creating one picturesque perimeter!
The majority of Roseway is single-family residences, most built between 1920 and 1950, and mature trees line nearly every street. Sandy Boulevard cuts diagonally through the heart of Roseway and serves as its primary commercial corridor. The two primary TriMet bus routes servicing the neighborhood are #12 and #33. The Max Lightrail is nearby too, with a station just to the south at NE 82nd and NE Halsey.
Residents have easy access to I-84 and I-205 freeways in addition to proximity to Portland International Airport. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is just a short drive away via I-84 providing incredible access to hiking trails and some of the most beautiful natural terrain in the state of Oregon.
Roseway is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon wandering around, admiring the variety of architecture and the many beautifully kept gardens. If you begin in Glen Haven Park and walk the length of the Rose City Golf Course on Sacramento, you will see so many treetops that you might forget you’re in the middle of a city. Taking a right on 70th Avenue makes for a pleasant, winding route through the southern part of the neighborhood up to Sandy Boulevard.
Try out a class at Roseway Yoga (SE 65th) or stop by Kainos Coffee (SE 66th) a bright, cheerful spot with delicious coffee, pastries, and a purpose. Owners Marten Boyden and Austin Roberts started Kainos in part because they love coffee, and also to fulfill their desire to give back. Boyden has taken numerous trips to the Philippines where he volunteers with Life Child Asia Foundation, an organization working to get orphaned children off the streets and into homes that feel more like homes than institutions. Kainos donates 21% of its profits to the organization every month.
Take a walk down Sandy Boulevard and discover a vibrant Asian restaurant community. Start with Portland’s renowned Pho An (SE 63rd) for warming, flavourful pho soups or go to MeKha Noodles (SE 66th), which the Oregonian declared home of “Portland’s Best” in 2016! If it is not yet time for dinner an early bird visit to Cameo Cafe could be just what you need; freshly cooked American fare combined with Korean flavors such as kimchi hash and pindaettok – an eggy pancake flavored wonderfully with scallions, bean sprouts & carrots.
Roseway has seen decades of change, especially along Sandy Boulevard, but there are still some old-timer holdouts that will make you feel like the important things have not changed. If you’re seeking comfort, stop in at neighborhood staple Annie’s Donuts (SE 72nd) where you will find the familiar lineup of old favorites and a baker’s dozen won’t break the bank.
Roseway Theater has seen generations of entertainment! Dating back to 1924, it was a beloved cornerstone of community life and socializing with its 600-seat capacity. Even when entrance fees were only 2 coins per movie in the 1950s, locals remember their fondness for this space – then modernized by Greg Wood. Grandson to a film editor and son of a director at Sony’s Engineering Department, he restored art deco details while simultaneously reducing seating from 500 -> 330 for increased comfort & legroom as well as upgrading projection & sound equipment so that visitors can still enjoy top-notch viewing experience today!
Fairley’s Pharmacy is a reminder that pharmacies used to be fun and functional. Constructed in 1913 at the junction of SE Sandy and Fremont, the building is triangular, coming to a narrow point at the corner. Walking into this pharmacy is like stepping back in time. There are some activities to keep you busy while the staff fills your prescriptions. Saddle up to the soda fountain counter and enjoy a sundae, milkshake, malted, egg cream, or phosphate soda. You can also pass the time gazing at their assortment of vintage pharmacy equipment and old advertisements for things of the past like cocaine tooth drops and asthma cigarettes.
Restaurants & Businesses in the Neighborhood:
- Kainos Coffee
Kainos Coffee is a locally roasted, family owned business in the Columbia Gorge fueled by a mission to give back.
- Pho An
Large bowls of Vietnamese soup made with meat & vegetables plus other classic fare in a basic room.
- MeKha Noodles
Asian cuisine such as Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodia gourmet dining that offers the highest level of freshness in their ingredients.
- Cameo Cafe
Small eatery serves global fare such as breakfast, pasta & Asian dishes amid eclectic decor.
- Roseway Yoga
Airy yoga center with classes for adults, families & parents with babies, plus a kids’ summer camp.
Neighborhood Parks / Golf Course:
- Glenhaven Park
Green space with athletic fields & tennis courts, plus play equipment, paved paths & a skate park.
- Wellington Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, and soccer field.
- Rose City Golf course
Built in 1923, it is the second oldest municipal course in the city and state. Located in the center of northeast Portland neighborhoods, their course is a classic, tree lined course that is both playable and challenging for players at all levels.
The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Roseway 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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