Vernon Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Vernon is a NE Portland neighborhood that can be found near King and Sabin. This area can be found North of Alberta Street. In fact, Alberta Street and NE Fremont Street will provide most of the shopping, dining and entertainment for those who live in Vernon. One great thing about this area is that it is very diverse. Many Portland neighborhoods don’t come anywhere near matching this impressive level of diversity.

Homes in the area are cute, older houses, with a few apartments, townhouses, cottages, bungalows, and condos thrown in. Many were built in the first decades of the twentieth century, with a smattering of newer construction. Housing here is affordable, drawing many young families and first-time homeowners to the neighborhood. Depending on the area, it may not be quite as safe as other neighborhoods, but many see Vernon as an up-and-coming neighborhood that will continue improving as time goes by.

Alberta Park, which offers an off-leash dog area, is in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. Vernon Elementary School is just south of the park. If you are looking for green space, your best choice is Alberta Park, which is a popular neighborhood fixture. Alberta Park trail, which circles the park and school, is a popular trail for joggers and dog walkers. The popular Alberta Street, along the south edge of the neighborhood, is home to a number of popular eateries. Killingsworth Street, running through the center of the neighborhood, also offers a number of restaurants. These areas are easily walkable from the rest of Vernon, which makes living here convenient. Commuting to downtown Portland is easy as well.

Vernon Public Schools:


  • Podnah’s Pit
    Podnah’s Pit fills Portland’s need for good Texas-style barbecue. The slow-smoked meats (some cooked for as long as 12 hours) have been praised by national media and the many full bellies that leave the restaurant. Podnah’s Pit serves lunch and dinner every day, and the weekend brunch is worth waiting all week for.
  • Handsome Pizza
    Handsome Pizza is housed in an updated 1940s-era building and former hardware store. With a hand-built, wood-fired oven; handmade dough; and veritable pizza nerds slinging the pies, Handsome pizza aim to serve good pizza and feature locally made artisan products and support local growers and makers.
  • Tiffin Asha
    A food cart turned brick-and-mortar restaurant, Tiffin Asha brings South Indian food to PDX. Featured in The Guardian, Portland Monthly and Food & Wine, Tiffin Asha does creative takes on Indian small plates & entrees, plus beer & wine, served in a colorful, cozy space.
  • Hat Yai
    Thai plates & draft brews are the draw at this snug, rustic-chic counter serve with outdoor seating. Named after the Southern Thai city of Hat Yai near the Malaysian border, Hat Yai passionately prepare famous Hat Yai Fried Chicken and favorite foods from Southern Thailand in the Vernon Neighborhood in Northeast Portland. Hat Yai is a casual restaurant and accept walk-in business only.
  • La Taq
    Hip, contemporary Mexican cantina serving imaginative eats & drinks amid tile-& wood decor. At La Taq, get the best Green Chile Queso and Puffy Tacos you’ve ever had!

Nearby Parks:

  • Alberta Park
    ​Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node, dog off-leash area, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, and tennis court.
  • Peninsula Park Rose Garden
    A formal French garden, this tranquil treasure is Portland’s first public rose garden and original site of the Rose Festival activities.  More than a century old, the Garden’s iconic fountain and bandstand are perfect complements to the splendor of more than 5,000 roses.  The Garden’s wide, brick walkways and ramps, along with level grassy paths, provide easy access to all.

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The Lindley Team has helped more than 1000 families, couples, women, and men navigate the loan process in order to make their dream of owning real estate a reality, and they are the highest reviewed team on Google in the Portland market. The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Vernon Neighborhood!  We would love to develop a finance strategy with you so that you can build wealth through real estate. ​​

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