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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46 Listings found with the following criteria:

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

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Address:
3601 S RIVER PKWY 213 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$975,000
Sqft:
2271
MLS#:
20542839
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$12,094.40
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Oregon First
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Pristine 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath in the John Ross. Lives like a home with large separate bedrooms, spacious kitchen & pantry, fireplace & custom built-ins throughout. Floor to ceiling window, Oversized 2 patio perfect for outdoor living & dining. Comes with 2 parking spaces. Live in the heart of growing South Waterfront with OHSU, Streetcar, MAX, fitness studios, restaurants, river, parks out your front door!
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 307 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$1,095,950
Sqft:
2265
MLS#:
20214558
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/ JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$11,207.51
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
NextHome Willamette
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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A designers dream! This home has it all highlighted by a stunning kitchen designed by local designer Vanillawood! Brick walls, wood-wrapped pillar, reclaimed carriage doors & wool carpet make this the most dreamy condo that has hit the market in years. Enjoy calming views overlooking South Waterfront Park and up towards Portland Tram. 2 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 deeded parking space + designated storage space. Welcome Home.
Address:
6220 SW CAPITOL HWY 7 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$189,000
Sqft:
922
MLS#:
20246666
Built:
1970
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Hillsdale
Taxe/yr:
$3,757.36
Schools:
Rieke / Wilson
Courtesy:
Living Room Realty
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Townhouse style condo with open living space up and 2 bedrooms down with 2 full baths. Centrally located in Hillsdale, walkable to the farmers market, many restaurants, schools and parks. Galley kitchen with breakfast peninsula, and dining with large windows. Dedicated parking in carport and close to public transportation. Great rental history at $1580 per month with no rental cap.
Address:
908 SW GAINES ST 19 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$235,000
Sqft:
744
MLS#:
20181630
Built:
1960
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$3,743.16
Schools:
Ainsworth / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Well maintained and private ground level corner unit. Property features hardwood floors throughout, slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & mosaic tile in bathroom. Granite countertops in kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Deeded covered parking (HOA amount covers parking), common patio area, storage unit and free laundry in basement. Walking distance to OHSU, tram, bus line, Marquam Trail, restaurants, shops and much more! No Rental Cap!
Address:
117 SW GIBBS ST Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,020,000
Sqft:
1952
MLS#:
20526199
Built:
2017
Beds:
3
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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Exclusive to unit entry.Entertain on the large private 623 sq. ft roof top deck with view!Thoughtful design blends a distinct historic vibe and a real modern functionality.Coveniently by OHSU & South Waterfront, residents enjoy intimate feel of a real neighborhood with the benefits of an urban lifestyle./1000 sq ft additional attic storage.High end appliances&finishes include quartz, Sub Z, Rejuvenation, Fisher Paykel, 5" oak floors, Hansgrohe.Koehler. 3rd bed (currently den) is non-conforming.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 1700 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$449,000
Sqft:
1207
MLS#:
20520432
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$8,536.66
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Redfin
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Fantastic 17th floor condo in South Waterfront's John Ross.This two bedroom property features an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows & beautiful wood floors throughout the main living area. Home includes a gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, large utility room & tons of built-in storage. Enjoy the panoramic views of Portland's west hills. Great location in the heart of South Waterfront with OHSU, restaurants, shops, Willamette River, parks, Streetcar & more outside your front door!
Address:
836 S CURRY ST 804 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$599,000
Sqft:
1247
MLS#:
20495868
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT / MERIWETHER
Taxe/yr:
$9,592.84
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Sean Z Becker Real Estate
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Highly sought after one bedroom + den in the Meriwether with amazing protected views of the Willamette River/Mt Hood, & rare 2 single parking spaces. Desirable floor plan with flexible den space, spacious master bedroom with ample closet space & ensuite bath, large utility room & south facing deck. Amenities includes guest parking, guest suite & 24/7 concierge. Enjoy the best of Portland condo living in the South Waterfront with the peace & tranquility of the river & easy access to the city.
Address:
3570 SW RIVER PKWY 807 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$415,000
Sqft:
889
MLS#:
20593060
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$5,931.64
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Group
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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Come Home to the south waterfront & this one bdrm condo w/a beautiful view of the Willamette River & the South Waterfront. This home is all about lifestyle & convenience. Enjoy Concierge services, living near the city, OHSU, retail & business services, cute restaurants & the benefits of Portland's street car. An extra bonus is the tram up to the hospital. Parks, walking & bike trails. Rare find with 2 parking spots.
Address:
3601 SW RIVER PKWY 417 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$299,500
Sqft:
775
MLS#:
20160662
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
SOUTH WATERFRONT/ JOHN ROSS
Taxe/yr:
$4,362.77
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
John L. Scott Market Center
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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1 bd 1 ba on 4th flr. Located in the heart of growing South Waterfront where Oregon Health & Science Univ. (OHSU), tram, streetcar, Max, fitness studios, restaurants, river parks are part of your neighborhood. Home displays the elegancy of wood flrs, large glass windows, washer/ dryer and modern kitchen ss-appliances. Get a piece of this great investment. Showing subject to an accepted offer.
Address:
3601 S RIVER PKWY 431 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$264,900
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 2207 Portland, OR 97239
Price:
$1,050,000
Sqft:
1771
MLS#:
20091545
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
MERIWETHER
Taxe/yr:
$16,108.87
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
CX
Status:
Active

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This penthouse condo is one of 4 unique units on the 22nd floor. High ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular views of the Willamette river south to the Sellwood bridge and west hills. A covered, 8X19 balcony offers year-round outdoor living with views of the river and Mt. Hood. High-end finishes, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, automated window treatments, pantry/storage, 2 parking spaces, concierge and security. Easy access to streetcar, tram, restaurants and waterfront TRL
Address:
5150 S LANDING DR 209B2 Portland, OR 97239
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Price:
$265,000
Sqft:
866
MLS#:
20548239
Built:
1980
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
John Landing
Taxe/yr:
$4,056.94
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Wilson
Courtesy:
Meadows Group Inc., Realtors
Zone:
R1
Status:
Active

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Easy-going river living at its finest! Light & bright single level upper unit with river views, spacious deck for sunning, perfect open floorplan, cozy wood fireplace, washer/dryer in-unit, covered parking. Stroll or bike the Willamette Greenway, hop over to all Macadam haunts, enjoy the pool, hot tub & sauna! 5 mins to downtown Portland, move-in ready! Welcome home!

46 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