Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood – Your New Home
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Sellwood-Moreland is a vibrant Southeast Portland neighborhood overlooking the majestic Willamette River. To its north lies Brooklyn, to the east Eastmoreland and Milwaukie rest in its south. An easy 5-mile drive from downtown, it’s an idyllic destination for discovering urban beauty steeped with historical charm!
The Sellwood part comes from Rev. John Sellwood, an Episcopal minister who held the land for a few years. Moreland is named after Julius Caesar Moreland, a successful real estate developer and also a prominent county judge. Many refer to Moreland as Westmoreland to differentiate it from their neighborhood directly east which is called Eastmoreland.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the agency that oversees neighborhood associations, combines the neighborhoods of Sellwood and Westmoreland into Sellwood-Moreland. Westmoreland is on the east side of the community bordering McLoughlin Boulevard, and Sellwood is on the west side bordering the river. These are two distinct neighborhoods, and each has their business district and parks. Ask any resident and they will tell you that they either live in Sellwood or Moreland and seldom reply that they live in Sellwood-Moreland.
The community has two shopping areas. Coming off the Sellwood Bridge heading east, you encounter the first one that is in the Sellwood neighborhood at the intersection of Tacoma Street and 13th Avenue. It’s the home of the Sellwood New Seasons Market along with antique stores, restaurants, and other shops. The other commercial area is the Westmoreland neighborhood along SE Bybee and SE Milwaukie, and it has a market called QFC (a division of Kroger’s). The Westmoreland area has a movie theater, coffee shops, restaurants, a florist, clinic, and a hardware store (they actually wait on you). It also has antique stores.
The Moreland Theater is one of the last single-screen movie theaters in Portland. A mix of first runs, art films, and lesser known treats. The Moreland seats 450 patrons and when the curtain rolls back, the movie begins. You don’t have to sit through the 15 minutes of “coming attractions”. And the popcorn is reasonably priced.
The Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods are like a hidden gem of East Portland; with charming older homes that feature classic architectural styles, such as Victorians, cottages and Craftsman bungalows – all set along tranquil tree-lined streets. Spend some time exploring the area to discover plenty of local restaurants and shops for whatever your heart desires including an impressive selection vintage antiques!
- Sellwood Riverfront Park, overlooking the Willamette River, is the site on the first Sunday each August, for the Sundae on the Park − a civic event presented by the neighborhood association that features ice cream sundaes for a quarter, inexpensive hot dogs, old fashioned live entertainment, and displays and booths featuring historic topics related to the neighborhood. All of it, on the most unfailingly sunny weekend of the year, according to Oregon weather statistics.
- Elementary school: Llewellyn Elementary School
- Middle school: Sellwood Middle School
- Westmoreland Park Nature Playground
This lush strip of land with multiple sport fields & courts & a play area is known for its pond.
- Johnson Creek Park
Bisected by a creek, this small park features picnic areas, a playground & a paved trail.
- Sellwood Park
Includes accessible picnic area, accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, football field, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, statue or public art, tennis backboard, and tennis court.
- Sellwood Riverfront Park
Sellwood Riverfront Park features a 1.5-acre off-leash area that is a great place for dogs to play. Bring poop bags and water for your pets, as they are not provided on site. Includes accessible restroom, boat dock, canoe launch, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, and riverfront views.
- Springwater Corridor Trail
Includes accessible restroom, natural area, paths – paved, picnic tables, riverfront views, trails – biking, trails – equestrian, trails – hiking, and vista point.
- Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
1.5-acre refuge features wetlands & deciduous forest with foot/bike paths, native plants & wildlife.
- Oaks Amusement Park
Family-oriented, circa-1905 amusement park offering wooden skating rink, mini-golf & picnic grounds.
- Saburos Sushi House Restaurant
Nigiri sushi & rolls are super-sized at this bustling, no-frills Japanese restaurant.
- Iron Horse Restaurant
Cozy, kid-friendly eatery with sidewalk seating dishes up spicy Tex Mex plates such as chile verde.
- Jade Teahouse
This homey Thai & Vietnamese cafe also sells French-inspired confections like tarts & macaroons.
Modern trattoria offers carefully prepared Italian dishes & an extensive wine list in a sleek room.
Easygoing Italian eatery offers a variety of pastas plus specialty dishes & wine in a warm room.
- Piece of Cake
This long-running award winning cake specialist with vegan & gluten-free options is known for its quirky vibe.
- The Muddy Rudder Public House
Laid-back pub with a kid-friendly garden patio offering pizza, sandwiches & salads, plus live music.
Sellwood-Moreland has numerous health clubs and here’s a list: Sellwood Yoga, and Snap Fitness. The Sellwood Community Center
- Snap Fitness Portland-Sellwood
7110 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
- United Athletic Club
8433 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Sellwood-Moreland 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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