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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41 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 1216 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$282,000
Sqft:
633
MLS#:
21407564
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN ROSS, SOUTH WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$4,780.30
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Cascade Sothebys International Realty
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Discover the good life at South Waterfront! This stately studio is 100% ready to move in - the perfect place to hunker down or leave & lock. An abundance of light and views of river make this 12th floor open space live large. Everything is included, Washer/Dryer, appliances & parking. Lovely commons area throughout the desired John Ross - 24 hour concierge & friendly people. Walk to OHSU tram, light rail, streetcar, farmer's market, restaurants, fitness studios, boutiques, coffee and wine bar.
Address:
3601 S RIVER PKWY 213 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$849,900
Sqft:
2271
MLS#:
21547880
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/ JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$13,433.81
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Open and bright 2 bedroom home in the vibrant John Ross! This spacious home has two separate bedrooms, den, spacious kitchen & pantry, ample storage, fireplace & an upgraded penthouse-level finish package. Floor to ceiling windows & two large private balconies overlooking the green & peaceful South Waterfront with views of the West Hills. Comes with 2 parking spaces. Enjoy restaurants, retail, OHSU, Willamette River, Streetcar, parks & much more right outside your door!
Address:
841 S GAINES ST 113 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$825,000
Sqft:
2323
MLS#:
21089210
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
3.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$13,582.16
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Best value in South Waterfront! Rare townhouse in Atwater Place with private entrance steps away from Willamette River & Greenway. End unit closest to river, this townhouse lives like a home with spacious rooms, open floor plan, high ceilings, fireplace, den, ample storage & Subzero/Viking appliances. Large terrace with river view. Best of both worlds with convenience of condo living & privacy/space of a townhouse. Restaurants, coffee, parks, fitness clubs & OHSU right out your door.
Address:
841 S GAINES ST 433 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$475,000
Sqft:
1153
MLS#:
21482234
Built:
2007
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Atwater Place
Taxe/yr:
$6,678.84
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Live at Atwater Place! An innovative glass tower on the Willamette riverfront. One-level living offers 1 bedroom + den - a top floor unit of this tower with no neighbor above. Floor to ceiling windows. Deck w/corridor views of the river. Lux features: white quartz, travertine, extensive hardwoods, Bosch appliances & more. 24-hr concierge/security. Parking and storage included. Fun, eco-friendly condo living steps from the street car, Tilikum Crossing bridge, OHSU, aerial tram and so much more.
Address:
908 SW GAINES ST 14 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$199,900
Sqft:
625
MLS#:
21077878
Built:
1960
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Marquam Court
Taxe/yr:
$3,374.11
Schools:
Ainsworth / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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West Hills mid century modern upper level condo near OHSU! Freshly painted with updated kitchen/bath. Beautiful hardwood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances, shaker cabinets, Italian tile. All appliances included! Beautiful shared outdoor courtyard. Easy access to trails, Marquam Nature Park, downtown, OHSU & Doernbecher campus. HOA pays heat, laundry, water, sewer, garbage and exterior maintenance. Includes large on-site storage unit. No rental cap! Open House Sat 4/17 10a-2p.
Address:
3601 S RIVER PKWY 203 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$695,000
Sqft:
1873
MLS#:
21310723
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
John Ross
Taxe/yr:
$10,804.26
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Tilia Property Group
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Stylish and elegant corner unit overlooking John Ross Plaza with expansive windows, wide open spaces and covered balcony. Gourmet kitchen with wine fridge and gas range. Master suite with soaking tub, walk in closet. Easy access to arial tram, street car, Farmer's Market. Building amenities include 2nd floor commons and courtyard and 5th floor rooftop garden/common area. 2 car tandem deeded parking included. Convenient stair access to street level just across the hall.
Address:
841 S GAINES ST 1306 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$1,250,000
Sqft:
1891
MLS#:
21479168
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$12,117.10
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
The Hasson Company
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Sophistic Urban Living in a natural setting near walking paths, parks, shops, restaurants, Farmers Market, Max, Trolleys and OHSU Campus with medical, Health Club and Spa. Stunning NE corner with floor to ceiling windows view downtown, 3 Mountains, and bridges. Tillikum Crossing is fantastic at night with it's changing light patterns. This great room plan with 2 bedrooms plus an office is perfect for working at home.
Address:
841 S GAINES ST 1308 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$1,450,000
Sqft:
2233
MLS#:
21385257
Built:
2007
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT ATWATER PLACE
Taxe/yr:
$17,190.92
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
The Hasson Company
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Spectacular sunrises plus evening alpine glow over Mt Hood and serene and peaceful views of the river are yours to enjoy from floor to ceiling windows. This spacious unit boasts a richly appointed great room, den, plus 2 en-suite bedrooms. The master has a cozy sitting area which could be used as an office. Experience the best of River front living from the SE corner of Atwater Place just steps to walking trails, parks, street car, MAX, shops, restaurants, seasonal farmers market and OHSU.
Address:
5050 S LANDING DR 304 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$405,000
Sqft:
1058
MLS#:
21453875
Built:
1988
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHNS LANDING
Taxe/yr:
$6,390.63
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Urban Nest Realty
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Exceptional John's Landing condo with lovely river views and greenbelt at your front door. Light, bright and very quiet top floor corner unit. Open floorplan with many upgrades--quartz countertops, ductless mini split, ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher. Just 6 minutes to downtown Portland, this is a move in ready home or fantastic investment (no rental cap!) Close to OHSU tram, Portland streetcar, restaurants and shopping.2 deeded parking spaces. Very solid HOA. See it today!
Address:
836 S CURRY ST 1708 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$800,000
Sqft:
1632
MLS#:
21173826
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$11,278.44
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Paris Group Realty LLC
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Expansive, waterfront views, steps to restaurants, coffee, shops and nature path. Luxury living at it's finest, wake to the most perfect views in the City. Gourmet kitchen is easy to enjoy the view and still make dinner. Two en suite bedrooms, with corner views and decks.This home has all you require and will delight you with its elegant extras. See it today!
Address:
3601 S RIVER PKWY 1007 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$289,000
Sqft:
640
MLS#:
21334920
Built:
2006
Beds:
0
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
The John Ross
Taxe/yr:
$4,762.44
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Cascade Sothebys International Realty
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Studio with views of the Willamette River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens & bridges. Open floor plan with W/D in unit, beautiful hardwood floors, contemporary style kitchen with granite countertops & SS appliances. It also includes a deeded parking spot. Building has a 24hr concierge, party room with a kitchen and a terrace with a BBQ area. Close to shops, restaurants, Caruthers Park, riverfront walking paths, streetcar & aerial tram to OHSU/downtown, and it is conveniently located near freeways.
Address:
5858 S RIVERIDGE LN 29 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$395,000
Sqft:
1335
MLS#:
21290667
Built:
1976
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
JOHN'S LANDING - WATERFRONT
Taxe/yr:
$5,707.74
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Ida B Wells
Courtesy:
Quick & Associates Real Estate
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Portland waterfront living represents a relaxed, carefree lifestyle. A connection to nature and neighborhood. Riveridge No. 29 embodies every aspect of this and more. You'll enjoy the many tasteful updates in this 1, 355 SF, two Bed, two bath waterfront condo. Abundant natural light enhances the spacious, open floor plan. Everywhere you turn, thoughtful touches and textures create a rich sense of being at home. Johns Landing offers outstanding access to the river, eateries, parks and more!

41 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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