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. 

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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42 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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Address:
3515 SW BARBUR BLVD SW Y1 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$319,000
Sqft:
831
MLS#:
19464985
Built:
1979
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
ABITARE CONDOMINIUM
Taxe/yr:
$3,509.42
Schools:
Ainsworth / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Living Room Realty
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Beautifully remodeled condo tucked into the SW Hills, near OHSU, downtown PDX, river and park. Freshly painted, all new appliances, windows, flooring, complete bathroom remodel, and brand new exterior HardiPlank siding. Rare 2 bd unit in this complex has a great shared bathroom setup. Enjoy the gorgeous mountain, river and city views from your private balcony. Open layout is perfect for entertaining or enjoying the trees and views!
Address:
117 SW GIBBS ST Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,045,000
Sqft:
1952
MLS#:
19543707
Built:
2017
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
LAIR HILL
Taxe/yr:
$11,052.03
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Where, Inc
Zone:
CS
Status:
Active

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Spectacular opportunity in Lair Hill.Thoughtful design blends a distinct historic vibe and a real modern functionality.Coveniently situated by OHSU & South Waterfront, residents enjoy intimate feel of a real neighborhood with the benefits of an urban lifestyle.623 sq. ft roof top deck/1000 sq ft additional attic storage.High end finishes include quartz, Sub Z, Rejuvenation, Fisher Paykel, 5" oak floors, Hansgrohe.Koehler.Den can be bedroom.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 431 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$297,000
Sqft:
807
MLS#:
19158685
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$4,291.63
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Mapa Realty NW LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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LEED Certified Green Efficient, deeded parking spot, & 1 block to street car. Shared bicycle storage areas.Live in the heart of growing South Waterfront with OHSU, Streetcar, MAX, fitness studios, restaurants, river, and parks out your front door!The John Ross offers 24-hr concierge, private event room & an amazing rooftop deck.
Address:
3570 SW RIVER PKWY 1903 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$715,900
Sqft:
1248
MLS#:
19499012
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT / MERIWETHER
Taxe/yr:
$10,607.05
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
The Agency, Inc
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Breathtaking views on the 19th floor of the Meriwether! Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase a sweeping vista of Mt Hood, Willamette River, Mt St Helens and downtown. Enjoy big city lights on the welcoming covered patio. Flexible floor plan includes a spacious den w/ Murphy bed and 2 full baths...perfect for a home office or the occasional guest. Easy access to the river, SOWA neighborhood offerings, streetcar, MAX & OHSU.
Address:
5624 SW RIVERSIDE LN 13 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$324,900
Sqft:
1170
MLS#:
19346193
Built:
1981
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$4,369.57
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Knipe Realty ERA Powered
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Located near the shores of the picturesque Willamette River, this main floor condo with 1, 170 square feet has two bedrooms and two full baths. Numerous updates including quartz counter tops and stylish tile back-splash, newer appliances, updated a/c and windows. Suburb location close to OHSU, Downtown, the Tilikum Crossing, Willamette River Trail, Springwater Corridor, Johns Landing and South Waterfront shops and restaurants.
Address:
4926 SW CORBETT AVE 305 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$309,900
Sqft:
1080
MLS#:
19466999
Built:
1979
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$4,445.74
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Updated single-level condo in the heart of Johns Landing w/ territorial views of Mount Hood & the Willamette River! Great open floor-plan w/ plenty of space to entertain! New Stainless steel appliances, plenty of counter space & kitchen storage. Beautifully renovated bathroom w/ quartz counters & cherry vanity. Large east facing deck. Proximity to downtown, great restaurants & the Willamette Greenway Trail!
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2502 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$525,000
Sqft:
1468
MLS#:
19562818
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN ROSS, SOUTH WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$8,592.78
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Coldwell Banker Bain
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Rare, oversized unit with spectacular views, spacious master suite, 2nd BR/office with built-in desk, storage and murphy bed.Custom island with granite, new paint, designer window shades, lighting and closet organizers. This rare unit is move in ready & includes W/D, 2 parking spaces & deck.Community garden/kitchen/patio. 2nd BR is non-conforming. Steps to streetcar.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 407 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$825,000
Sqft:
1901
MLS#:
19252529
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$11,589.20
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
The Agency, Inc
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Beautiful corner unit in the John Ross with an amazing balcony overlooking the park & Portland's iconic tram. Bathed in light, the open floor plan provides the perfect blend of sophistication & comfort, with 2 bedroom suites, a chef's kitchen, & separate seating areas. The John Ross offers 24-hr concierge & an amazing rooftop deck. Close to restaurants, shops; & easy access to the street car, tram, & Max. Comes with 2 parking spaces.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 1708 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$789,000
Sqft:
1827
MLS#:
19068322
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$12,481.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
The Agency, Inc
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Exceptional on so many levels. The John Ross, unmistakable on the South Waterfront skyline, offers up an energetic vibe, perfectly in balance with the tranquility of the waterfront and culture of the neighborhood. This premium home takes full advantage of the northeast exposure with attention grabbing mountain, city and river views that feel more like a connection than a view. Convenient lifestyle. Intelligent design. Perfection.
Address:
3570 SW RIVER PKWY 811 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$650,000
Sqft:
1325
MLS#:
19573823
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$8,191.13
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Enjoy the close-in convenience & sweeping views of the city in this versatile, west-facing Meriwether condo. Open kitchen & living area features Brazilian cherry hardwoods & floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the west hills. Give guests the royal treatment w/ nearly panoramic views & walk-in shower or enjoy ample space/storage in the dual-sink master bath. Elizabeth Caruthers Park & South Waterfront Greenway steps away.
Address:
5950 SW RIVERIDGE LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$475,000
Sqft:
1286
MLS#:
19500134
Built:
1980
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHNS LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$5,785.83
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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This charming, light-filled Riverwind unit has been extensively updated: updated cabinets, counters, back splash, all new appliances (Kitchen Aid, Fisher Paykel, ) master bath & much more. Living room & deck face a lush, green courtyard. Wake up to a river view. Walk to restaurants & cafes, or to Willamette Park along the Greenway Trail. This gorgeous setting offers tranquility & recreational opportunities all just 3 miles to downtown. [Home Energy Score = 1. HES Report at https://rpt.greenbuildingregistry.com/hes/OR10182229]
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 1507 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$307,900
Sqft:
633
MLS#:
19492961
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN ROSS, SOUTH WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$4,459.41
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
JKI Realty
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Studio in charming and developing South Waterfront neighborhood. The John Ross includes a rooftop deck w/BBQ, reservable room for parties, etc., 24/7 concierge, park areas and minutes to downtown, retail and restaurants. Quick access to street car, max and Tram. Property has never been rented, used by owners as second residence. One Seller is OR licensed real estate broker.

42 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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