4.8 out of 10

Vernon

45.5615666341477 -122.650098273605
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Professionals

Reviews

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

"Up and Coming Neighborhood With Charming Houses"

Vernon is a diverse community in NE Portland. It is a small neighborhood that has many adorable older homes nestled along quiet streets. Here you will find a variety of architectural styles including cottages and bungalows. Homes are more affordable here than in surrounding neighborhoods, but you won’t find lots of shopping and restaurant choices, though there are a few to visit. This area does appeal to first time homebuyers as homes are modest in size and offer lots of character at fair prices.

If you are looking for green space, your best choice is Alberta Park, which is a popular neighborhood fixture. Commuting to downtown Portland is easy as well.
Keep in mind that crime can be an issue here which is not uncommon with up and coming neighborhoods.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Near Alberta Arts district
  • Alberta park
Cons
  • Some crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Diverse Urban Neighborhood With Charming Homes"

This dense urban neighborhood is very diverse, and in particular has a large African American population. Although it's not as 'trendy' or 'hip' as neighboring communities, it is still a very convenient and comfortable urban neighborhood with a lot to offer.

Alberta Park, which offers an off-leash dog area, is in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. Vernon Elementary School is just south of the park. Alberta Park trail, which circles the park and school, is a popular trail for joggers and dog walkers.

The popular Alberta Street, along the south edge of the neighborhood, is home to a number of popular eateries. Killingsworth Street, running through the center of the neighborhood, also offers a number of restaurants. These areas are easily walkable from the rest of Vernon, which makes living here convenient.

Homes in the area are cute, older houses, with a few apartments, townhouses, and condos thrown in. Many were built in the first decades of the twentieth century, with a smattering of newer construction. Housing here is affordable, drawing many young families and first-time homeowners to the neighborhood. Depending on the area, it may not be quite as safe as other neighborhoods, but many see Vernon as an up-and-coming neighborhood that will continue improving as time goes by.
Pros
  • Alberta park
  • Convenient
  • Charming houses
  • Affordable
  • Diverse
  • Near Alberta Arts district
Cons
  • Some crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Diverse Urban Neighborhood with Cute Homes"

Vernon is a NE Portland neighborhood that can be found near King and Sabin. This area can be found North of Alberta Street. In fact, Alberta Street and NE Fremont Street will provide most of the shopping, dining and entertainment for those who live in Vernon. One great thing about this area is that it is very diverse. Many Portland neighborhoods don't come anywhere near matching this impressive level of diversity.

The streets tend to be fairly quiet, and well-maintained. You can find some really cute houses here, and you will see quite a few bungalows and cottages.

There isn't a lot of green space. In fact, the trees in this part of NE Portland tend to not be quite as dense as they are in many of the city's neighborhoods. However, there is Alberta Park, which has an off-leash dog area. While downtown Portland may feel far removed from Vernon, you actually can get there by car in about 10-15 minutes. A bus ride would take about a half an hour.

There is some crime in Vernon. This includes a fair amount of burglaries, larceny and quite a few thefts from cars. Obviously, if you live in Vernon, you will want to be aware of your surroundings especially at night.
Pros
  • Near Alberta Arts district
  • Diverse
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Some crime
  • Less green
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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