1.7 out of 10

Sunderland

45.5848309930355 -122.644148762402
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
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Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"Undesirable Community near Portland International Airport"

Sunderland is located in North Portland near the Portland International Airport. With the exception of two golf courses, Broadmoor Golf Course and the Columbia Edgewater Golf Club, both nice courses, there is little to do here. Most people agree with this, which is why it probably ranks as Portland’s smallest community at just over 500 people.

Sunderland is known for being the location of Dignity Village, an encampment of approximately 60 homeless people. Columbia River Correctional Institute is also located here, so frankly, this is not an appealing or popular family friendly community.

Not surprisingly, homes are affordable, and there are little choices for shopping or dining.
Pros
  • Golf courses
Cons
  • Few residents
  • Homeless camp
  • Not much to do
  • Prison
  • Very few homes and businesses
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Offers a Prison, Homeless Camp, and Not Much Else"

Most people have no reason to stay in Sunderland for any length of time. Few people actually live in Sunderland, other than those in the Dignity Village homeless settlement or in the prison located in the northern part of the neighborhood.

A large portion of the neighborhood is occupied by the Riverside and Broadmoor golf courses, and there's another large golf course just off the east side of the neighborhood, in neighboring East Columbia, Portland. To the east of Sunderland lies Portland International Airport. The very northern edge of the neighborhood, which is NE Marine Drive, borders the Columbia River and offers a couple of marine-related services and restaurants. Other than that, the neighborhood doesn't have much to offer.

The South end of the neighborhood is bordered by Columbia Boulevard and Lombard Street. If you must live in Sunderland, find a house in the southeast section of the neighborhood, which is the only part of the neighborhood where you'll find actual housing, in the form of a small handful of modest homes. That's also where the few businesses and restaurants of Sunderland are located. Really, though, you shouldn't live in Sunderland, unless you want to live a stone's throw away from the prison.
Pros
  • Golf courses
Cons
  • Prison
  • Homeless camp
  • Very few homes and businesses
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Tiny NE Community by the Airport"

Sunderland is a North Portland neighborhood that is due West of the Portland International Airport. This is one of the best areas for golf lovers, as it includes both the Broadmoor Golf Course and the Columbia Edgewater Golf Club. Also those who like boating and fishing can take advantage of the access points on the nearby Columbia River. You can see some interesting wildlife from the wetlands.

There are few residents in this neighborhood. In fact, the population is estimated at only 551! There isn't too much in the way of shopping and dining right in Sunderland. However, since it is so close to the airport, residents have access to all of the airport commerce, which includes some restaurants, Target, Ikea, and Best Buy. Sunderland does have a few tiny places to eat including Green Lady Cafe (a juice bar) and Blah Blah's Ice Cream.

One thing people should know about this area is that it is home to Dignity Village, which is a camp of about 60 homeless people. The area has some crude cooking, electric and bathroom facilities set up for residents. Tiny temporary shelters are set up. In this intentional community, people practice communal and socialist principles.
Pros
  • Golfing
  • Near airport
  • Close to I-5
Cons
  • Not much to do
  • Few residents
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

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