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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44 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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19146821 1
Address:
0836 SW CURRY ST 1804 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,900,000
Sqft:
2541
MLS#:
19146821
Built:
2006
Beds:
3
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$21,931.99
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
The Agency, Inc
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Designed by interior designer, Jeff Lamb, and featured in Portrait of Portland magazine, this penthouse will not disappoint! Entertain in this open floor plan with sweeping views of downtown, mountains, the river and west hills. Three bedrooms + flexible den/family room. Rich Sapele woodwork throughout, rare Brazilian granite and custom built-ins provide beauty and sensible storage. Four deeded parking spots is a rare find!
19666954 1
Address:
455 SW HAMILTON CT 602 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,675,000
Sqft:
3017
MLS#:
19666954
Built:
2001
Beds:
3
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$28,109.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Profes.
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Welcome to The Avalon Penthouses at the luxurious Rivers Edge Hotel & Spa. 180 degree East facing views thru wall of windows overlooking the Willamette River allowing natural light pouring in. Penthouse living with private home feel and flow. Ample great room, formal dining & complete chefs kitchen. Large master suite w/ private deck & spa-like en suite bathroom. One of only 6 units in one of Portland's most exclusive condo buildings!
19499261 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2703 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,595,000
Sqft:
2699
MLS#:
19499261
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$20,251.12
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Luxe Christie's International Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Stunning 2 Mountain view from this penthouse condo that will take your breath away! Also, enjoy one of two decks. Only a few units in the John Ross feature a large wrap around deck, 4 x 50 ...and this is one of them! Not only can you enjoy the river and mountain views during the day, at night you can be entertained by the sparkling city lights! This is the one you have been waiting for! Like to entertain? Enjoy open and flexible spaces.
19257892 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 2206 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,495,000
Sqft:
2180
MLS#:
19257892
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$18,464.50
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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One of a kind Atwater Place Penthouse in the peaceful South Waterfront. Beautiful views of the river, Mt Hood & West Hills from every room. Enjoy outdoor living on the rare 2 large terraces where you can dine, garden, entertain, watch sunrise & sunset. Den, high-end penthouse finishes throughout, high ceilings, fireplace, 2 single parking spaces & large oversized storage unit complete this truly exceptional home.
19696849 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2805 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,450,100
Sqft:
2698
MLS#:
19696849
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$21,380.32
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Exceptional John Ross Penthouse! Dramatic Willamette River and Mt. Hood views from nearly every room and deck. The sensible layout and modern finishes compliment a high end lifestyle. Amenities include 24hr concierge service, gym, garden courtyard, two secure parking spots, storage unit, and more. One block from everything: park, river, shops and restaurants. Live, play, and work in comfort and convenience. Click Vtour link for video.
19198990 1
Address:
5270 SW LANDING SQ 15-A Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,250,000
Sqft:
2410
MLS#:
19198990
Built:
1980
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHNS LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$19,352.18
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Profes.
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Rare riverfront condo w/expansive unobstructed river & 2 mountain views! Spacious waterfront patio-enjoy peaceful wildlife & sunrises/sunsets. One level living w/elevator to age into. Grand living rm opens to patio - ideal for entertaining. Ensuite bdrms. Family rm/office, sun room & laundry/pantry. Smart flrpln w/mstr bdrm, dining & living opening to patio. Gated entrance/secure bldg/gorgeous grounds. Deeded storage & 2 prkg spaces.
19133419 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 415 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$998,000
Sqft:
2225
MLS#:
19133419
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$15,103.33
Schools:
Ainsworth / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Keller Williams-PDX Central
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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This modern and luxurious unit lives and feels more like a house than a condo! Finest finishes include; hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and gourmet kitchen featuring Viking appliances.The wall of windows will give an abundance of natural lighting throughout the spacious open floor plan.The private terrace is approx. 544 sq. ft. which makes this unprecedented to any other terrace within the building or the South Waterfront.
19638802 1
Address:
5740 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$925,000
Sqft:
1639
MLS#:
19638802
Built:
1976
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHNS LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$11,406.30
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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A stunning ground level condominium on the banks of the Willamette with access to riverfront trails and views of the city down river. A spacious open floor plan with uninterrupted views. Beautiful master suite with completely updated master bath and closets. Deeded parking and storage. 1639 sf, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, wood floors throughout. Quiet and serene yet just minutes to downtown and east side restaurants.
19406983 1
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2801 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$899,900
Sqft:
1938
MLS#:
19406983
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$13,523.75
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Beautiful 28th floor penthouse home in the John Ross with amazing views from every room. Open & spacious floor plan with premium finishes, hardwood floors & walls of windows overlooking the city & river. Large master suite with oversized bedroom, marble bathroom & walk-in closet. 2 parking, storage. Enjoy everything Portland's South Waterfront has to offer with parks, restaurants, Streetcar & OHSU right outside your front door.
19292027 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 1400 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$849,900
Sqft:
1594
MLS#:
19292027
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Atwater Place
Taxe/yr:
$9,875.93
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Fantastic 2 bedroom home in Atwater Place, with breathtaking city and river views. Open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious master suite, sleek and modern kitchen, spacious covered balcony with gas BBQ hook-up, and large utility room. Includes deeded parking space and large deeded storage unit. All conveniently located with all the beautiful South Waterfront has to offer!
18650946 1
Address:
0841 SW GAINES ST 1602 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$784,000
Sqft:
1478
MLS#:
18650946
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$10,365.00
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Realty Trust Urban
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! Atwater Place is South Waterfront's Premier Address with 24 hour Concierge Service. A LEED Gold Building. This home is located on the 16th floor and is 1, 478 SF. Two bed, two bath, and a large balcony with a Willamette River view! Floor to ceiling windows, new carpet & paint throughout. A short walk to OHSU & Zidell Yards. Includes two parking spaces and one storage unit.
19053075 1
Address:
0836 SW CURRY ST 908 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$769,000
Sqft:
1525
MLS#:
19053075
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$10,370.31
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Redfin
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Pristine 2 bed, 2 bath on the 9th floor! Rare NW corner unit w/tons of windows & natural light pouring in. Relax & enjoy the serene river, mountain & city views. Entirely upgraded w gourmet kitchen w/lg custom island & high-end appliances, solid cherry wood floors, carrera marble bath, etched glass bedrm doors, B-I desk/murphy bed, new carpet, fresh paint & expansive deck. South Waterfront offers walking trails, street car, tram & OHSU.

44 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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