Grant Park Real Estate Basics

Grant Park is one of Inner NE Portland’s most established neighborhoods. Within Grant Park’s gridded street and block pattern, you’ll find many beautiful homes and yards. Most streets are adorned with nearly century-old fruit or shade trees, enhancing the neighborhood feel. In the spring, the rows of flowering plum trees lining Knott Street explode with countless pink blossoms trumpeting the return of warm weather.

To the right are all of the active MLS listings in Grant Park. You may also view homes for sale in Grant Park on an Interactive Map. Either way, you’ll see all of the elegant homes that Grant Park real estate has to offer.

Grant Park neighborhood photos. Click on a thumbnail to view larger image.

Grant Park Borders

Grant Park is centrally located in Inner NE Portland and is just minutes from downtown and the airport. It is bordered by the following neighborhoods and districts: Alameda to the north, Beaumont to the northeast, Hollywood to the east, Sullivan’s Gulch and Laurelhurst to the south, and Irvington to the west.

Neighborhood Association & Maps

Grant Park is represented by the Grant Park Neighborhood Association and belongs to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. For more information on Grant Park, please click the links below:

Grant Park Neighborhood Association Website

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Website

City of Portland Neighborhood Coalition Page

City of Portland Grant Park Page

City of Portland Grant Park Map

Grant Park Wikipedia Entry

Caveat: This site uses HomeQuest maps to identify neighborhoods and districts. These maps vary from City of Portland and Portland Public School maps.

Focal Point of Grant Park

The focal point of the neighborhood is U.S. Grant Park, a nearly 20-acre park named in honor of our 18th president. The park is the heart and soul of the neighborhood. It offers an expansive green space where people from all over Northeast Portland come together to enjoy picnics, sporting events, or just some peace and quiet.

Grant Park features a running track, basketball and tennis courts, and several sports fields where team sports are played. Impromptu Red Light, Green Light games sometimes pop up in the middle of the football field. In the summer, visitors can enjoy a dip in the pool, a picnic under the trees, or a movie at twilight. My family loves to while away the hours at the play structure and the water feature, which is based on characters from the Ramona Quimby book series, written by local author Beverly Cleary.

Grant Park is dog friendly and dog owners are often seen walking or jogging with their dogs. There’s an off-leash area where free-range dogs can roam and socialize. There’s also been a rash of coyote sightings in the park. Thankfully, it’s been nearly a decade since the last sighting of a rollerblading dog owner (in a zebra-patterned Spandex suit) being tugged along by their dog.

Neighborhood Homes

Grant Park real estate includes a large inventory of English and Tudor homes in all shapes and sizes. There’s also plenty of Craftsman, Cape Cods, Colonials, and other styles in the mix. Lot sizes are generally the R-5 standard of 50’ x 100’, but some are ½-acre or larger estates, particularly on NE 28th Avenue (that’s where I want to live when I grow up).

Shopping & Services

The main commercial streets of Grant Park are Broadway and NE 33rd Avenue. Between NE 26th and 36th Avenues, Broadway plays host to a variety of very practical retail (Batteries Plus, Pets on Broadway), resale (Bella Stella – children’s clothing, toys, and apparel), and services (Dogs in the City (Doggie Daycare), Eco Dry Cleaner). For anything else that’s on your list, you’ll find it at Freddy’s – the Hollywood (misnomer) Fred Meyer store.

Food & Fun

Grant Park’s stretch of Broadway has plenty of tasty food (Cha Cha Cha (Mexican), Sweet Basil (Thai)), good libations (Pour Wine Bar and Thatch Tiki Bar (featuring Polynesian décor and totems from the first iteration of the downtown Trader Vic’s)), and wine (Gem Wine Cellar). If you overindulge in these, there’s also some fitness options (Pilates on Broadway, Northwest Personal Training).

Public Schools

Grant Park residences are generally tied to two schools – Beverly Cleary and Grant High School. Beverly Cleary School has two locations, the Hollyrood Campus (K-1) and the Fernwood Campus (2-8). Fernwood flows to Grant High School (9-12).

For Portland Public School district maps, click on Hollyrood, Fernwood, and Grant. School assignments are subject to change, so click here to check the schools assigned to your address.

Caveat: This site uses HomeQuest maps to identify neighborhoods and districts. These maps vary from City of Portland and Portland Public School maps.

Contacts - 911 & 411

Portland Police Bureau – ( Emergency – 911)

Portland Fire & Rescue – (Emergency – 911)

Ambulance, Hospitals, and Pet Hospitals - (Emergency – 911)

Post Offices:

Market Data & Trends

If you want to stay on top of the market, you’ll need some good data. Each month, the RMLS produces their Market Action Report (MAR) that covers the entire region. Each report shows year-to-year and month-to-month trends including median/average sales prices, months of inventory, market time, and more.

Each month I write a post on the first two pages from the MAR. My analysis shows changes in the five areas (North, Northeast, Southeast, The West Side, and Lake Oswego/West Linn).You can find these posts in my blog section or by typing “Market Action Report” into the search site box. I have a page dedicated to current and historical Market Action Reports. Click here to view that page.

Mortgages - Refinances - Home Equity

Julia Wlodarczyk is a senior mortgage banker with Platinum Home Mortgage. She is licensed in Oregon (NMLS #319931). Platinum is a direct lender, so the underwriting period on in-house loans is compact.

As a mortgage broker, Julia has access to a wide variety of loans. She helps his clients with purchases, refinances, and home-equity loans and lines. If you or someone you know is looking to buy in Grant Park, Julia would love to discuss your financing options over a cup of coffee. She is also happy to visit your home to discuss a home improvement loan.

Julia is well versed with conforming and jumbo residential loans and with specialty loans such as VA, FHA, and 203k loans. In addition to financing primary residences, Julia helps her clients purchase or refinance second homes and investment properties (from one to four units). She has hands-on experience financing Home Path properties and can arrange investor financing up to 10 properties per owner. Julie’s email is and the work phone is 503-203-6300.

Resources & Referrals

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BIGHAT Real Estate Newsletter

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Neighborhood Listings

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Beds:4 Baths:3.1
SqFt:4076 YrBlt:1908
Beds:3 Baths:2.1
SqFt:3887 YrBlt:1927
3311 NE 29TH AVE
Beds:4 Baths:3.0
SqFt:2972 YrBlt:1930
Beds:3 Baths:2.0
SqFt:3498 YrBlt:1939
3125 NE 35TH AVE
Beds:4 Baths:3.0
SqFt:2634 YrBlt:1931
2844 NE 32ND AVE
Beds:4 Baths:2.1
SqFt:2525 YrBlt:1934
Beds:3 Baths:2.1
SqFt:2400 YrBlt:1936
2225 NE 33RD AVE
Beds:4 Baths:4.0
SqFt:3783 YrBlt:1932