Johns Landing

Dated: July 13 2015

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John’s Landing is tucked in between the West Hills and the Willamette River in southwest Portland, its proximity to downtown and expansive riverside views help give John’s Landing both its uniquely urban and charmingly removed feel. It is the home of numerous condos that are located near and on the banks of the Willamette River. The development of the adjacent South Waterfront district adds to the vitality of the John’s Landing area.

Corbett and Macadam Avenues are the two main roads run through the neighborhood. I-5 surrounds the district on one side as well as the Willamette river on the opposite side, creating about ten blocks Image titleof width and three miles of length. The name John’s Landing name originated from the B.P. John Furniture company, which dominated the area in its industrial past, as well architect John W. Storrs and John D. Gray. The two architects privately developed the area from its former state, industrial and commercial, to its current established residential.

John’s Landing boasts 26 acre Willamette Park. The park is part of the Willamette River floodplain and used to be called ‘Carp Flats’ – referring to access to carp during seasonal flooding. One of the largest Oregon white oaks along the Willamette Greenway dates back to the Revolutionary War and is found in the south end of the park. It has a picnic area, boat dock, boat ramp, canoe launch, dog off-leash area, paths, playground, soccer field, & tennis court.

There are some great dining options here, and one not to miss for the location alone is Aquariva. Located on the Willamette River, Aquariva is the perfect setting scenic riverside dining while you can watch the activity on the activity Image titleon the bike path that runs along the river. Sitting outside is no problem, and is even heated with outdoor heating. While you can have Sunday brunch there, you might want to duck into Cafe Du Berry if you want a home cooked breakfast. This little mom & pop eatery serves up tasty combos such as salmon eggs Benedict and scallop and mushroom omelettes. If it’s dreary in Portland, and you are dreaming of Hawaii, stop by Bamboo Grove. This family originated restaurant features unique Hawaiian foods topped with delicious macaroni salad. For baskets of fish’n’chips that are entirely gluten free, stop into Corbett Fish House. And for solid pub food or to catch the big game try out Buffalo Gap.

John’s Landing is home to the iconic Water Tower. Here you can grab a bite while you do Image titlesome shopping. You can browse any number of upscale shops selling everything from gourmet candy to stylish shoes to books. Major retailers like Zupan’s and Starbucks are located nearby along Macadam Avenue.

John’s Landing isthe home of numerous condos that are located near and on the banks of the Willamette River. Homes here also include hilltop residences and single-family homes.The full variety of regional architectural styles can be found here and are amazing glimpses of Portland’s past. The oldest homes, including Victorian mansions, date back to the 1870s, and can be traced back to the founders of Portland. Other home styles include classic Northwest, Colonial, English, Tudor, and simple craftsman bungalows.

Would you like to make John’s Landing your home? Check out Homes for Sale in John’s Landing!

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Shawn Skinner

Your Portland Metro Broker with over 15 years experience Shawn remains continuously updated on market trends, financing and legal reforms, so he can help you make informed decisions. The real estat....

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