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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49 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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Address:
908 SW GAINES ST Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$259,900
Sqft:
852
MLS#:
19472428
Built:
1960
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$3,908.38
Schools:
Ainsworth / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Ideal for anyone wanting to be close to OHSU or the VA, this cool condo offers mid-century styling and a welcoming courtyard adorned with greenery. Hardwood floors flow throughout the large living room and two spacious bedrooms. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Dedicated covered parking makes coming and going easy, and secure storage provides plenty of space. Make it your home or invest in a rental!
Address:
836 SW CURRY ST 1304 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$595,000
Sqft:
1247
MLS#:
19063573
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$8,921.69
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Stunning one bedroom + den home in the Meriwether! Beautifully remodeled with sleek modern finishes, custom cabinetry, and wood floors throughout. Updated gourmet kitchen with large island and plenty of storage. Highly sought-after floor plan with spacious master bedroom, flexible den space, utility room, large deck and amazing views of the Willamette River & South Waterfront.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2805 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,295,000
Sqft:
2698
MLS#:
19075199
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$22,308.01
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Penthouse. Exceptional John Ross unit with 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, 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.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2300 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$480,000
Sqft:
1209
MLS#:
19097364
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$9,332.93
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Quick & Associates Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Sometimes superlatives fail to capture perfection, such is the case with No. 2300. The moment you enter, your senses are captivated by the natural light and spaciousness of this very special home. It boasts an open floor plan with panoramic views of Portland's west hills, but theres more: while the living areas are one contiguous space, the arrangement is purposeful, providing a sense of rooms w/o walls. Deeded Parking + Large Storage.
Address:
4926 SW CORBETT AVE 205 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$284,900
Sqft:
1049
MLS#:
19454996
Built:
1979
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN'S LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$4,369.57
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Eleete Real Estate
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Adorable single-level 2-bed, 2-bath condo in John's Landing, with territorial views of Mount Hood and the Willamette River. Expansive deck with access from Master Bedroom and Living Room. Close proximity to transit, South Waterfront, OSHU and Downtown, and just a quick stroll to Elephant's Delicatessen and JoLa Cafe! Updated luxury vinyl flooring and new sliding doors. No rental cap!
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 2318 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$499,000
Sqft:
1210
MLS#:
19587437
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$7,810.33
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Rare 2 bedroom with 2 parking spaces under $500k! Light & open living space with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of the west hills & Willamette River. Beautifully kept home with ample storage featuring custom kitchen island & large utility room. John Ross is a vibrant community with 24hr concierge & amazing community spaces. Conveniently located close to retail, restaurants, OHSU & Streetcar in the heart of South Waterfront!
Address:
4970 SW LANDING DR 103 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$309,000
Sqft:
888
MLS#:
19048358
Built:
1988
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN'S LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$3,688.15
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Major updates throughout this ground floor modern style condo. French doors lead to an open patio overlooking private water feature. Brand New Luxury vinyl flooring. Updated kitchen with Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Renewed bathrooms with Quartz countertops and tile. Newly installed A/C w/ remote heating/cooling. Comes with 3 Parking spaces & cheapest HOA in the area. 1 min. from the river edge. Close to OHSU.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 1716 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$315,000
Sqft:
638
MLS#:
19065380
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$4,766.13
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
The Agency, Inc
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Escape from the city on the 17th floor of the John Ross. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer peaceful south facing views of the Willamette. Modern finishes include SS appliances, gas range, wood floors & W/D in unit. Building amenities: 24-hour concierge, 2nd floor amenity space, 5th floor roof top deck, secure parking & bike storage. Just steps to OHSU tram, MAX and street car - all in the heart of beautiful South Waterfront. No rental cap.
Address:
4124 SW CORBETT AVE 27 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$500,000
Sqft:
1934
MLS#:
19059413
Built:
2007
Beds:
3
Baths:
3.1
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$6,880.12
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
RH
Status:
Active

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Fabulous townhome living in the Johns Landing-Lair Hill area just south of downtown. Light & bright with open floor plan. Spacious terraces. Two master suites. Gas fireplace. Lower level guest suite is perfect for rental. City view from upper level & Mt Hood view from back terrace. Convenient to downtown, shops, dining, transit, freeway. Walk to pedestrian bridge to South Waterfront. [Home Energy Score = 6. HES Report at https://rpt.greenbuildingregistry.com/hes/OR10164991]
Address:
841 SW GAINES ST 237 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$429,000
Sqft:
935
MLS#:
19122699
Built:
2007
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$4,070.12
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Group
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Floor to ceiling windows create a bright and airy home in this highly coveted luxury unit in Atwater Place. Enjoy South Waterfont living at its best with custom, high-end finishes and your own private balcony. Deeded Parking included so don't worry about those street parking woes. Take a stroll along the waterfront steps from your front door. Enjoy easy access to OHSU, public transportation, restaurants, & parks. This one will go fast!
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 711 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$275,000 - $310,000
Sqft:
638
MLS#:
19491290
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$3,825.09
Schools:
Stephenson / Wilson
Courtesy:
Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Perfect studio for minimalist full time living. With pleasant East side exposure and a view to the river, this unit is move in ready. 24/7 concierge service, deeded parking optional with price, resident lounge with kitchen, outdoor BBQ area, 5th floor garden deck, close to 2 acre park & river trail, Leed Certified Green Efficient, 1 block to the street car. Shared bicycle storage areas. Vibrant South Waterfront living. Rentals allowed.
Address:
5672 SW RIVERPOINT LN Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$848,008
Sqft:
1673
MLS#:
19103731
Built:
1976
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$11,481.82
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Well-designed 2Bd/1.1BA condo has prvt deck with VIEWS of river, mountain & city skyline. Features Brazilian hrdwd flrs, skylight & flr-to-ceil windows. Lvng/dining area w/fireplace has deck access overlooking riverfront. Rmdld Kit has new appliances, soft close Cherry cabs, Carrara Marble Island w/seating & Cambria Quartz Surfaces. Willamette Greenway trail is perfect for strolling along the riverfront. Minutes to downtown Portland.

49 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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