South Waterfront Condos

Condos for Sale at the South Waterfront in Portland

South Waterfront Condos in Portland

The lovely South Waterfront district is conveniently located just south of downtown on the west bank of the Willamette River.

Sales are still moving along at a brisk pace at the South Waterfront. In July of 2014 there were 5 closed condo sales in the South Waterfront and currently 7 pending sales.

The average sale price of condos sold in July of 2014 was $445,271. The 5 closed sales ranged from $234,900 up to $1,375,000 with an average price per square foot of $462. The average market time was 19 days and reflects a strong condo market in the South Waterfront.

Portland's south waterfront is dominated by 4 High Rise Condos: The John Ross, The Meriwether East and West and Atwater Place. There are a few other condos in the vicinity, but they are not "officially" part of the South Waterfront. The south waterfront is Portland's newest condo neighborhood. It was built on former ship yards along the Willamette river, so river, city and mountain views abound in this neighborhood.

The Meriwether East and West were built and sold before the "crash" hit Portland, but the John Ross and Atwater Place were not as fortunate. The John Ross came on the market in 2006 as thing were starting to unravel, and The Atwater in 2007 as real estate prices were crashing. Both of these building used auctions to move excess inventory, and the John Ross has sold out its developer units, and the Atwater is sold out.

The location of the South Waterfront, just south of downtown and on the streetcar line gives its residents great access to downtown. And they built a tram to connect OHSU Hospital with the south waterfront. There still is not the critical mass of residents in the area to support a robust retail business, but there are a few shops, restaurants and other services in the new "self contained" little city. As the area grows, it will be interesting to see if the South Waterfront becomes a destination neighborhood like its big brother the Pearl District.

For now, Portland condos in the South Waterfront district are a dreamy, somewhat quieter and more affordable alternative to the Pearl District, and offer many of the same conveniences.

Scroll down to see an article by Wade Nkrumah about "Downsizing".

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38 Listings found with the following criteria:

  • Zipcode(s): 97239
  • Property type and category like any: CONDO

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17438039 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 2204 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$2,650,000
Sqft:
2792
MLS#:
17438039
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Atwater Place
Taxe/yr:
$21,001.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Stellar
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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A South Waterfront jewel of a penthouse. Mountain and river views from floor to ceiling windows. This sophisticated and luxurious retreat has location, size, views and features you expect. The expansive living space is complemented by two outdoor terraces. Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail stops, OHSU Ariel Tram and easy freeway access offer a variety of transportation options. Join the Community Garden or Dog Park.
17185071 1
Address:
0455 SW HAMILTON CT 603 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$2,349,000
Sqft:
5512
MLS#:
17185071
Built:
2001
Beds:
3
Baths:
3.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
John's Landing / River's Edge
Taxe/yr:
$17,013.63
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
ODonnell Group Realty
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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You can experience an extraordinary lifestyle in this one of a kind penthouse situated above River's Edge Hotel along the banks of the Willamette River. Imagine entertaining your friends in this sophisticated urban retreat with extensive entertaining space encased in floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto 1200 ft.of terrace. Enjoy access to all the hotel amenities, including a valet, concierge, gym, spa and full service restaurant.
17681917 1
Address:
6134 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$2,275,000
Sqft:
4273
MLS#:
17681917
Built:
1980
Beds:
3
Baths:
4.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
RIVERPOINT CONDOMINIUM
Taxe/yr:
$27,621.67
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
RE/MAX Equity Group
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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LANDMARK CONDO ON THE WILLAMETTE RIVER w/river & Mt. Views. Originally owned by the Developer John Gray.Finest in Woodwork, Finishes & Stone. Renovations by Neil Kelly in '08 retain museum quality. Gourmet Kitchen w/ eating area. 3 Master suites; one on Main floor. Enter house thru Attached Garage. Possible multi-generational living or Nanny/Caregiver Quarters.Includes 25' boat slip.Close to Downtown, OHSU&VA Hospitals.Rare Opportunity!
17219611 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 2108 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,795,000
Sqft:
2215
MLS#:
17219611
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Atwater Place
Taxe/yr:
$18,186.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Hasson Company
Status:
Active

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Premiere condo in the Atwater, one of Portland's vibrant South Waterfront's most desirable complexes . SE corner unit with floor to ceiling windows provides 180 degree gorgeous views of Mt. Hood, city lights and the changing seasons along the Willamette River. Complete your wish list : gourmet kitchen, Great Room with fireplace , 2 ensuite bedrooms , large den with built-ins, 2 balconies , 2 separate parking spaces & loads of storage !
17572704 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2703 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,699,000
Sqft:
2699
MLS#:
17572704
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$18,124.79
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Realty Trust Group, Inc.
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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This Penthouse home in the John Ross offers sweeping 180 degree city, river and multiple mountain views. Generous living and dining spaces w/ hardwood floors, open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite countertops. Master suite w/ walk-in closet, generous master bath. Spacious outdoor balcony along dining & living space to the master bed.
17055451 1
Address:
0836 SW CURRY ST 802 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,150,000
Sqft:
2032
MLS#:
17055451
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
South Waterfront
Taxe/yr:
$13,480.28
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z. Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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This is the one you have been waiting for! Spacious 2B + den with stellar views of the river and Mt. Hood. Gourmet kitchen with s.s. appliances and wine chiller. This home was made for entertaining with a front row seat to all the river and greenway has to offer...wildlife, dragon boats, Christmas ships, etc. 2 balconies, 2 deeded parking spaces. Steps from restaurants, shops, streetcar and tram to OHSU.
17683285 1
Address:
6116 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$949,900
Sqft:
1750
MLS#:
17683285
Built:
1977
Beds:
3
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Riverpoint
Taxe/yr:
$13,907.27
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Profes.
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Hard to find one level GROUND FLOOR condo in one of Portland's most desirable riverfront condo communities of only 23 homes. Directly ON the Willamette River. Magnificent river & mountain views from living and master. Spacious living room has gas fireplace, built ins, opens to kitchen w/sub-zero fridge, eating area. 2nd bedroom PLUS office, could be 3rd bedroom. Rare oversized TWO car garage, two decks, private front courtyard and more!
17623852 1
Address:
6122 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$939,000
Sqft:
1730
MLS#:
17623852
Built:
1977
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
John's Landing
Taxe/yr:
$15,144.94
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Stellar
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Incredible views! One of 23 rare, luxury riverfront condos in the heart of vibrant John's Landing. This GORGEOUS one-level unit is filled with natural light. Desirable open floor plan with sweeping city, river & Mt Hood views. Beautifully remodeled to studs in 2008. Every possible exterior improvement done recently, including HOA buying the land. Minutes from downtown by car, bike or foot. Gas fireplace, two separate garages. Must see!
17695367 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 405 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$930,000
Sqft:
1898
MLS#:
17695367
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$10,473.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Sunset Corridor
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Luxury waterfront w/River views. 2-master suites, den, very bright, open, airy, GORGEOUS. Beautiful HW, tile, and carpet flrs. High end appliances, wine cooler, lg. quartz island. Lg. pantry, laundry, closets w/ shelving. Balcony overlooks courtyard/river. Surround-sound, high ceilings LED lights. Additional storage nearby. Amenity room for owner use. Minutes to downtown, MAX, shops/restaurants in walking distance. Parking included
16096113 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 411 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$845,000
Sqft:
1931
MLS#:
16096113
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
South Waterfront/ John Ross
Taxe/yr:
$9,096.67
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Luxury living in The John Ross! Don't miss this 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home! 24 Hour Concierge, Walk to shopping, restaurants, biking, Tillicum Crossing, streetcar and Tram. Extensive patio overlooks Eliz Caruthers Park, Cherry hardwoods & large window walls fill the generous sized rooms with light! Kitchen with Granite counters, SS appliances, island & pantry. Master suite w/ 2 walk-in closets, Guest rm and bonus space. This is the one!
16075530 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 403 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$800,000
Sqft:
1874
MLS#:
16075530
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$10,244.02
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z. Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

View Details
Beautiful open floor plan with additional family/dining/den area. SE corner with wonderful views of the courtyard, water feature and tree lined street to the river. This home shines w/large windows, beautiful wood floors and newly painted walls. On streetcar line, across from park, walk to restaurants, shops, OHSU, greenway, dog park and so much more!
17484142 1
Address:
836 SW CURRY ST 508 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$799,000
Sqft:
1525
MLS#:
17484142
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
South Waterfront
Taxe/yr:
$7,775.83
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Hasson Company
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Two bedroom unit in The Meriwether East tower. Well designed great room plan with separation of two bedrooms that provides the perfect privacy for guests or use as an office/den. Cherry floors, fireplace, quartz, gas cooking, stainless appliances, and views of the river and city. Enjoy the convenience of a 24 hr concierge, close proximity to streetcar, aerial tram, and all the vibrance of the South Waterfront! 2 parking and storage.

38 Listings found with the following criteria:

  • Zipcode(s): 97239
  • Property type and category like any: CONDO

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"Downsizing Downsides" by Wade Nkrumah

Basement.
Garage.
Closet.
You’ll have the latter when you move into your condominium. And you’ll wish you had at least one of the former two, which is what you’ll miss most when you downsize from your house to a condominium.
Even in houses, there’s often not enough closet space. Thus, basements and garages function as catchall storage in a great percentage of houses.
Therefore, if your house has a basement and garage, your what-I-miss list doubles in size when you trade your house for a condo. In most cases, closet and storage space in your condominium won’t double.
Lack of seemingly adequate closet and storage space can be the biggest downside to condominium living. So, if you’re a collector or a pack rat with hoarder tendencies, you’re going to have to curb your enthusiasm or stay in your house with the basement and garage.
Of course, there are creative storage solutions a plenty, even for the smallest condominium space. And – you guessed right – they come at a cost.
So, the smart condominium shopper puts closet/storage on a par with that which he or she considers the single most important living component or space.
For many, it’s the kitchen. For others, it’s high-ceilings. For her it’s the living/dining area. For him, it’s the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Whatever is deemed most important, the priority mindset when looking for a place should be, for example, kitchen and closet/storage or floor-to-ceiling windows and closet/storage.
Most everyone needs space for computer/electronics packaging, fitness/recreational/sports equipment, suitcases, and miscellaneous collectables.
Thus, if having a place to store those skis or surfboard is a must, the condominium at the top of your list might be the wrong fit if there’s closet space only for your clothes and no other storage space in the building.
Many condominium buildings have additional storage space, but many don’t. As for garages, unlike in your house, the assigned spaces in condos are for cars, not storage.

Here is the link to read the whole article about Living Small in Portland Condos

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