"Great up and coming family oriented neighborhood!"
My wife and I recently moved from San Francisco to Portland. It took us some time to adjust to the slow pace of Portland, but our neighborhood is great. Utility lines are run through the alley so the streets are lined with huge mature trees. There is little traffic and the homes are beautiful--many old Craftsman, Arts and Crafts and Portland Foursquare homes. The neighborhood is incredibley popular with rehabbers who remodel these grand old homes and flip them for a profit improving the look of the neighborhood. There are some homes that are run down or surrounded by chain link fence, but that is slowly changing. Just a few blocks away several new restaurants have been opened greatly improving the restaurante scene near this historic Piedmont street. Additionally, the neighbors are fantastic and take great pride in looking after each other's homes. A new neighborhood watch group has recently began patrolling the neighborhood and property values have skyrocketed. I would strongly recommend this diverse neighborhood to families and couples. The schools are not the strongest, but that has been changing and one of the cities premier parks is just a few blocks off of Cleveland Avenue--a beauty!