Hollywood Real Estate Basics

The Hollywood District is one of Inner NE Portland’s most livable areas. Few areas in Portland boast as strong a mix of residential, commercial, and community-based locations. Hollywood has tree-lined residential streets, a major transit center, an historic business district, and an on-going commercial revitalization. These different sectors flow together effortlessly, making Hollywood a great place to live or work.

To the right are all of the active MLS listings in Hollywood. Alternatively, view homes for sale in Hollywood on an Interactive Map. Either way, you can take in all the best properties available in Hollywood real estate.

Hollywood District photos. Click on thumbnail to view larger image.

Hollywood Borders

Hollywood is located in the center of the southern portion of Inner NE Portland. It is a short commute (by Max, bus, bike, or car) from downtown and is only minutes from the airport. It is bordered by Beaumont to the north and east, Rose City Park to the south and east, and Grant Park to the west.

District Association & Maps

The Hollywood District is represented by the Hollywood Neighborhood Association and belongs to the Central Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood Coalition. For more information on Hollywood, please click the links below:

Hollywood Neighborhood Association Website

Central Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood Coalition Website

City of Portland Neighborhood Coalition Page

City of Portland Hollywood Page

City of Portland Hollywood Map

Hollywood 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 Hollywood

A focal point of Hollywood is its revitalized commercial district complete with a transit center, several grocery stores, the Hollywood Farmers Market, and the ever-popular Hollywood Library (IMHO, the best branch in Portland). Hollywood residents are fortunate to have all of this within a few blocks of their homes.

The area immediately surrounding the Hollywood Transit Center has become a hub of activity. Public transportation riders enjoy its convenient location and the direct routes to/from downtown, the airport, or other areas of Portland. The new Trader Joe’s is an Eastside favorite (see below for more). The equally new 24Hour Fitness provides workout buffs (and me) with a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The Hollywood Bowl is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon with kids (the automatic lane bumpers really help the little guys). The seasonal Hollywood Farmers Market bolsters Hollywood’s community feel and allows local farmers and merchants to show off the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors.

The Hollywood Library and the Northeast Community Center provide engaging community-based activities. The library is on the main floor of a newer mixed-use building (apartments on the upper floors). The library houses a very competent staff, a wide spectrum of books and other media, and many easily accessible computers, tables, and private reading rooms. It also contains a large granite tile mural depicting many of the blocks and locations from Beverly Cleary’s Ramona book series. The Community Center has a gym, a pool, exercise facilities, and offers many classes and programs (including Red Cross training). These resources enhance the lives of many Northeast residents.

Hollywood District Homes

Hollywood real estate features a wide array of Craftsman, bungalow, English, and Cape Cod homes. Lot sizes are generally the R-5 standard of 50’ x 100’. The Hollywood District is more affordable and practical than some of the other BIGHAT neighborhoods, so there’s not a prevalence of oversize lots or homes. Hollywood generally offers well-built, moderately sized homes that have easy access to shopping, restaurants, and services.

Shopping & Services

The Hollywood District covers nearly all of your shopping needs (and budgets) with Grocery Outlet, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods. Bargain hunters love Grocery Outlet, whose motto is “Bargains Only.” They have a nice produce section and people generally rave about the steals they get on wine and cheese. The frozen food section has seasonal favorites such as Stone Crab claws. During warm weather weekends, Grocery Outlet shares its abundant parking lot with the Hollywood Farmers Market.

Sandy Boulevard (between NE 36th and 54th Avenues) is the heart of Hollywood commerce. Many retailers and service-oriented businesses are located on or just off Sandy. You can add color to your life at Miller Paint or Flowers by Dorcas. Who knows what a freshly painted room or a bouquet of flowers will do for you or a loved one. For do-it-yourselfers, A-Boy Plumbing & Electrical Supply can assist with your next home improvement project. If you need guidance, their staff includes former plumbers and electricians. For those who don’t know a screwdriver from a hammer, stop in at Sterling Savings Bank for a Home Equity Line of Credit and let someone else do the job for you!

Food & Fun

Some of my favorite pubs and restaurants include the Gustav’s/Rheinlander, (German food/beer) the Laurelwood Public House & Brewery (pizza), the Ambassador (lively karaoke), and Clyde’s Prime Rib. Clyde’s is located adjacent to Hollywood, but close enough to merit mention. It’s caught in 1960’s time warp, so picture Mad Men meets Sinatra (definitely not Austin Powers). It has a perfect wine list, serves mouthwatering prime rib and Caesar salad, and has live entertainment several nights a week in the lounge. The lack of bar smoke (very appreciated) is the only thing that keeps it from being truly authentic.

There’s plenty of entertainment and restaurants in Hollywood. Years ago, after the Hollywood Theater opened, the district was renamed from Hollyrood to Hollywood. The theater shows films from many genres, including foreign-language films, indies, and documentaries. I saw a digitally enhanced version of Jaws there a few years ago. Nearly 30 years after seeing it for the first time, it retained all of its original gory glory.

Public Schools

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

For Portland Public School district maps, click on Hollyrood, Fernwood, and Grant. School assignments can change annually, 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)

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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

There are many mortgage products available to buyers and homeowners. These loans range from purchase loans or refinances and home equity lines of credit (HELOC) or home equity loan (HELoan). I work with a variety of mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers who provide expertise on these loan products.

The specialist for this neighborhood are Mary Carlton and Carolyn Hargus – both of Wells Fargo Mortage. Look for more information on Mary and Carolyn soon.

Resources & Referrals

Under construction.

BIGHAT Real Estate Newsletter

Maybe you’re not ready to buy or sell a home, but still want to have access to timely information about the BIGHAT neighborhoods. If you sign up for the BIGHAT Real Estate newsletter, you’ll get a monthly glimpse at what’s happening in your favorite neighborhoods.

Please share the newsletter with your family, friends, and neighbors who may be looking to buy or sell a home in Inner NE Portland. Wouldn’t you feel great if YOU were the one who brought them to the neighborhood or helped them sell their home? You can introduce the people you care about to me by sharing this site with them. Please – don’t keep it a secret!

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2532 NE 49TH AVE
Beds:4 Baths:3.0
SqFt:3039 YrBlt:1922
$425,000
2804 NE 37TH AVE
Beds:2 Baths:1.0
SqFt:1648 YrBlt:1926
$799,900
2211 NE 40TH AVE
Beds:4 Baths:2.1
SqFt:3315 YrBlt:1905
$459,900
2303 NE 43RD AVE
Beds:3 Baths:1.1
SqFt:2473 YrBlt:1911
$589,900
2126 NE 45TH AVE
Beds:3 Baths:3.1
SqFt:2176 YrBlt:2013