Sumner Neighborhood – Your New Home

The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641

Tucked between the Cully and Parkrose neighborhoods in Northeast Portland, Sumner is a peaceful area featuring tidy, affordable homes on quiet streets, a large section of undeveloped wildlife habitat and easy access to nearby shopping and entertainment destinations.

A portion of Sandy Boulevard runs through Sumner, bringing energy and local color to this sleepy neighborhood as well as providing residents a quick commute to downtown, Portland International Airport or several outlying recreational destinations. There are a lot of unique things in the neighborhood that make it special for people who like green spaces and nature.

Part of the neighborhood is on the other side of Columbia Blvd, around Johnson Lake and the wetlands. The neighborhood and city have been working together to clean it up and make it into a nice area to explore nature.  If you go to the south, you run up against Rocky Butte State Park, which is a really cool butte that has trails up the hill, and an amazing view of the river, city and part of the gorge up at the top. The Grotto is also on the edge of this neighborhood. It is a really cool fern covered ravine you can hike into, where they have a Christmas light show in the winter.  And the Columbia River is close. There are trails that go along the river, and even some beaches you can access.

Sumner neighborhood is extremely kid friendly. It is mostly a working class neighborhood, the houses are much more affordable than most of the other neighborhoods in Portland, it has mostly single family homes  with a few apartments. There aren’t a lot of sidewalks, which is true in a lot of the outer areas of Portland (even some of the inner areas), and there are lots of young families with kids.

Public transportation is pretty good because there are are multiple bus lines with Sandy blvd so close, also the MAX and a Transit Center. It is easy access to the freeways, the bridge to Washington, 205, 84, Sandy Blvd and the Portland International Airport is close, so if you have to get places on the freeway, it is a good location.

Sumner Neighborhood Schools:


  • Rocky Butte Natural Area 
    This is a 2.38-acre park located in Northeast Portland near Interstate 205 which offers some stunning views around the Portland metropolitan area.
  • Rocky Butte State Park add history, trails, and scenic views to the neighborhood.
  • 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.
  • The Grotto
    The grounds of the Grotto include 62 acres of pathways, forest, and an upper-level botanical garden situated above the cliff, which are accessed through an elevator built against the cliff wall. The Grotto is a beautiful botanical garden with a shrine that has a special Christmas light display. The upper botanical gardens also provide expansive views of the Columbia River Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and Mount Saint Helens.

Restaurants / Establishments:

  • Namaste Indian Cuisine
    Local Indian chain offering lunch & dinner buffets, plus an a la carte menu, in a casual space.
  • Escape Bar & Grill
    This nightspot & sports bar offers a menu of classic burgers, fried fare & breakfast entrees.
  • Disabled American Veterans Bingo
    DAV Bingo proceeds help our vets in so many ways. Through bingo, DAV raise funds to purchase vans to transport any veteran to their medical appointments, support our National Service Officer program that files and pursues claims on behalf of veterans, develop adaptive recreation and other therapeutic programs to help our returning vets transition back into civilian life.


The Lindley Team  is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Sumner Neighborhood! 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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