Wilkes Neighborhood – Your New Home
The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641
The Wilkes neighborhood is located in East Portland. It is bordered by the Russell, Argay and Glenfair neighborhoods. Wilkes is a nice, quiet community located not far from Portland International Airport in East Portland. Unlike other communities near the airport, Wilkes doesn’t suffer from the noise or the industrial type atmosphere that suffer from. Rather, much of this neighborhood remains undeveloped and is actually quite private and secluded.
Most homes here are older and affordable, with many being built in the 1970’s and 1980’s yet newer homes are being constructed giving some neighborhoods that cookie cutter look. You can find some fairly large homes for reasonable prices considering the size. This residential area tends to be pretty quiet and low-key. It is also possible to find apartments and condos in Wilkes.
One of the best things about Wilkes is its close proximity to the Columbia River Gorge, one of the top outdoor activity areas in the state. Also nearby is Troutdale, a charming town, which also has a nice outlet mall, a McMenamin’s restaurant and entertainment venue. With easy access to I-215 and I-84, commuting to downtown Portland is fine, but again, traffic during rush hour can add at least 40 minutes to your drive. It is interesting to note that this neighborhood is considered to be one of the fastest growing in all of Portland. There have been new additions to the area in recent years including the Wilkes Creek Natural area, which took five years to come to fruition. Before the addition of this area, Wilkes did not have any parks.
- Level Beer
Great atmosphere with loads of parking, kid/dog friendly, nice selection of beers & food carts on premises.
- Shari’s Cafe & Pies
Family-friendly chain of sit-down cafes serving an all-American menu 24 hours a day.
- Grant’s Philly Cheesesteaks
Bustling eatery doling out Philadelphia-style sandwiches & house made potato chips in simple digs. Included in the top 10 Best Cheesesteaks That Aren’t Made in Philly by Men’s Journal
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