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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45 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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17185071 1
Address:
455 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:
$2,095,000
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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CONDO 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. Hard-to-find Attached 2 Car Garage plus storage. Possible multi-generational living or Nanny/Caregiver Quarters.Includes 25' boat slip.Close to Downtown, OHSU&VA Hospitals.Rare Opportunity!
17217676 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2905 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,995,000
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!
17133139 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 808 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,519,000
Sqft:
2350
MLS#:
17133139
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$13,376.64
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Reekie Properties LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Just listed in the Atwater! SE Corner unit with 2350 sq. feet on one level. Floor to ceiling windows showcasing unparalleled views of both the Willamette River and Mt. Hood. 2beds + den/bonus room. Wonderful floor plan for entertaining. Sub-zero, Viking & Bosch appliances in gourmet kitchen. Tons of storage. 2 Parking spots & secured storage. This is a special property in the South Waterfront. LEED certified. Call for a private showing.
17133976 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2703 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,399,000
Sqft:
2699
MLS#:
17133976
Built:
2006
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 2 bedroom Penthouse home in the John Ross offers sweeping 180 degree city, river and multiple mountain views. Generous open living and dining spaces w/ hardwood floors, open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite countertops. Master suite w/ large walk-in closest, generous master bath. Spacious outdoor balcony along dining & living space to the master bed. 2nd outdoor space off kitchen perfect for outdoor dining!
17118233 1
Address:
841 SW GAINES ST 305 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$920,000
Sqft:
1897
MLS#:
17118233
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$10,037.82
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Hasson Company
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Bright & spacious home in South Waterfront @ The Atwater. Walls of windows overlook private courtyard & Willamette River. Includes 2 Master Suites (each w/walk-in closet & full bth ) and den, beautifully appointed kitchen (quartz counters/wine fridge/counter depth side by side refrigerator/large island) opens to great rm & dining rm. Covered patio/deck (w/BBQ hook up). Generous pantry & laundry/storage rm. Deeded secure tandem parking.
17218641 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST #1500 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$899,900
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. Can be sold furnished
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!
17062907 1
Address:
836 SW CURRY ST 508 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$799,000
Sqft:
1525
MLS#:
17062907
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
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
16140081 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST #209 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$775,000
Sqft:
1806
MLS#:
16140081
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
South Waterfront
Taxe/yr:
$6,896.26
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Realty Trust Group, Inc.
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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NEW PRICE!!!! Beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit in the luxurious Atwater Place Condominiums. Open floorplan with lots of storage and closet space in the unit, beautifully maintained with floor to ceiling windows. South Waterfront offers easy access to restaurants, shopping, OHSU, Streetcar, downtown and the Willamette River, don't miss this opportunity!
17104666 1
Address:
0836 SW CURRY ST 808 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$775,000
Sqft:
1525
MLS#:
17104666
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/MERIWETHER
Taxe/yr:
$8,941.02
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Fantastic north facing 2 bedroom in the Meriwether with 180 degree views of South Waterfront, Downtown, Portland bridges and Willamette River. Desirable layout with open kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace, large master bedroom, utility room, and ample built-in storage. Located in the heart of the South Waterfront close to restaurants, shops, parks, Willamette River, Downtown, and OHSU. Home comes with two parking spaces.

45 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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