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.

The average sale price of condos sold in April of 2017 was $712,500 with an average of $503 per square foot. The condos sold ranged from $395,000 up to $1,400,000. There were 4 sold condos in April of 2017 and they sold on average within 39 days. 

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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40 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:
$21,001.30
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.
17217676 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2905 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$2,350,000
Sqft:
2698
MLS#:
17217676
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$18,689.02
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Exceptional John Ross Penthouse! This one-of-a-kind home has dramatic Willamette River & Mt. Hood views & features a hi-tech modern flair mixed with a sophisticated warm & welcoming palate. The uber high-end finishes in this home set it apart from any other Penthouse in PDX. Featuring: Incredible custom stone, 2 fireplaces, smart home tech, steam shower, gym, custom finishes throughout, and so much more. This spectacular home is a 10!
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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Open Sun.1-3:30pmCONDO ON THE WILLAMETTE RIVER w/river & Mt. Views. Originally owned by the Dev.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!
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.
17302615 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 1412 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,399,000
Sqft:
2152
MLS#:
17302615
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$13,199.79
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Spacious 2 bedroom + den home in desirable Atwater Place with stunning views of the river, Mt. Hood, and surrounding tree-covered hills. Open floor-plan is perfect for entertaining and complete with power shades, keyless entry, custom built-ins, and high-end designer finishes. Home comes with two parking spaces and a storage unit (tax amount reflects storage and parking). Enjoy the best of what the South Waterfront has to offer!
17377512 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 323 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$929,000
Sqft:
1869
MLS#:
17377512
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
South Waterfront / Atwater
Taxe/yr:
$7,249.67
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Stellar
Status:
Active

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Refined modern living awaits in this elegantly tailored home in the Atwater Place building, one of South Waterfront's most desired addresses. Generously proportioned rooms afford flexibility throughout. Rare 2 bedroom + family room + office plan with southern exposure and views of the river from the living room, patio, and master suite. Enjoy full time concierge service & community amenity room. Includes 2 deeded parking spaces.
17683285 1
Address:
6116 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$924,900
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!
17218641 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST #1500 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$899,999
Sqft:
1595
MLS#:
17218641
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$10,618.17
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Equity Pacific Real Estate LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Pride of Ownership 2BR/2BA Atwater condo w/ 2 deeded parking spaces that are EV electric charging capable! Open floor plan perfect for entertaining w/ impeccable HW floors. Floor to ceiling windows feature views of the Willamette River, West Hills & cityscape. HOA includes High Speed Fiber Internet & Premier Concierge Service. Owner-occupied. Please text or call Listing Agent first before showing, thank you.
17075598 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2408 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$875,000
Sqft:
1831
MLS#:
17075598
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$10,973.34
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Stellar
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Views! City! Two Mountains! River! Easy living in this two bedroom home. Kitchen Isle, SS appliances. Utility room w/W&D. Huge walk-in closet. 2 parking spaces & storage room. 24 hour concierge service. 2nd floor amenity room for parties, 5th floor deck w/BBQs. Two parks, bike/walking paths, Streetcar, OHSU Tram, MAX & I-5 access. Seasonal Farmers Mkt.Leash free Dog park & community garden with membership fee.Option to be sold furnished
17294896 1
Address:
5736 SW RIVERPOINT LN 20 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$829,000
Sqft:
1639
MLS#:
17294896
Built:
1976
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN'S LANDING - WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$12,466.07
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Stellar
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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One- level luxury riverfront condo with incredible views of the Willamette River in sought after Bankside Condominiums. Chef's kitchen opens to living/dining for an open floor plan accentuated by large well cared for spaces. Wood floors, large custom closets, 2nd Bedroom/ Murphy bed. Rare 2 parking/3 storage spaces. With a river path for biking & walking outside your door, you'll be able to capture the lifestyle you always desired!
16096113 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 411 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$825,000
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!

40 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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