6.0 out of 10

Cully

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Portland
45.5601113580253 -122.600072848655
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Community with a Strong Sense of Pride"

Cully, located in NE Portland, offers fairly affordable housing for those wanting to live in a diverse community. Located not far from the Portland Airport, this area is particularly well known for their Community Garden. The residents here take pride in their neighborhood and many are very involved in continuing to improve their small suburb. Recreational parks are very limited in Cully, and I have heard that public transportation is not as good as other communities in Portland, but there are many family owned businesses, including local restaurants and shops, that cover a good portion of the town.
Pros
  • Affordable houses
  • Diversity
  • Close to airport
Cons
  • Few green spaces
  • Noise
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Near the Airport with an Urban Vibe"

Cully is a NE Portland neighborhood that is very close to the airport and the Washington border. This urban neighborhood feels far more diverse than many Portland locations. There is a large community vibe in Cully, and you definitely get the feeling that people who live here take an active interest in improving their neighborhood.

One interesting place in Cully is the Rigler Community Gardens. This used to be an abandoned parking lot. It was transformed into a beautiful community space that opened in 2005. This area has a sculpture garden and an educational component as well, as it seeks to teach kids about agriculture. There aren't too many green spaces in Cully, but the Rigler Community Garden is a great example of what can occur when a community gets together.

You can find homes at a very low price in Cully. There are modest homes as well as starter homes throughout this region. It is a good place for families and those who are looking to buy a home at a reasonable price.
Pros
  • Close to airport
  • Affordable houses
  • Diversity
  • Welcoming
Cons
  • Few green spaces
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Diverse Urban Neighborhood"

Cully is a Northeast Portland neighborhood named for Cully Boulevard, which runs through it on a diagonal. It is found directly between the airport to the north and Rose City Park to the south.

Though there are a couple of small parks and community gardens within Cully, this is not the neighborhood for anyone who wants to visit green spaces on a daily basis. This is definitely an urban neighborhood, with densely packed housing and businesses and not a lot of open land.

This culturally diverse neighborhood has a strong sense of unity, and you'll definitely notice when you've stepped foot in Cully. Residents tend to feel strongly about improving the livability of Cully, particularly addressing traffic and crime problems, which have historically plagued the area. It can be noisy here due to the traffic, proximity to the airport, and urban nature of the neighborhood. Residents also feel strongly about maintaining the diverse character of the neighborhood and resisting the gentrification that has happened in similar Portland neighborhoods.

Living in Cully tends to be affordable, with plenty of modest starter homes in the area. Some are more well-kept than others. Residents seem friendly, and range from students to young families to retirees. If you're looking for urban living on a budget, Cully may be right for you.
Pros
  • Diversity
  • Affordable houses
  • Welcoming
Cons
  • Noise
  • Few green spaces
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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