The Sabin neighborhood is a charming mix of quiet residential streets, peaceful green spaces, and quirky boutiques and eateries. Home styles include Craftsman bungalows, Victorian, Tudor cottages, Foursquare, and more.
The neighborhood was part of the 1891 annexation of the City of East Portland and the City of Albina. The neighborhood is named for an elementary school within its boundaries. The elementary school was named after a school board member in the early 1920’s. The original group of investors who purchased the land for the neighborhood are honored in the names of the streets running through the neighborhood.
Currently, Sabin is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods in Portland, with a strong and vibrant community centered around its school and local businesses.The population as of 2016 was 4,495.
The Multnomah County Library was rated number two on the Hennen American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), which rates U.S. public libraries serving populations of more than 500,000 people. The Albina branch is located in the Sabin neighborhood.
Skidmore Bluffs offers incredible views of the Portland skyline, including downtown Portland, the west hills, the Willamette River, and more. It is known as something of a hidden gem in the Sabin neighborhood and draws people from all over Portland to witness the spectacular views.
Sabin is located in a great spot for dining. Perhaps one of the most well-known locales is Toro Bravo. Enjoy a glass of wine alongside traditional “small plate” tapas dishes. There is usually a line that extends outside the door.
There is a community garden located at NE 19th and Skidmore, which allows residents space to grow a small garden of their own and meet others in the neighborhood.
The Sabin neighborhood is also nearby a number of popular spots in Portland for dining and shopping, including the Alberta Arts District.
Zip Code: 97212
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips