The Sumner neighborhood is located in Northeast Portland, near Parkrose, Cully, Roseway, and Madison South. As of 2016, the Sumner neighborhood was home to 1,907 people. It is named after what is now Helensview Elementary School—it was formerly named Sumner Elementary School. It is located where NE Sandy Boulevard crosses I-205 and NE 82nd Avenue.
A strong sense of community is one of the more notable aspects of the Sumner neighborhood. According to the Sumner Neighborhood Association (Sumner Association of Neighbors), the association formed in the 1990’s to have a stronger voice in city government. The Sumner Association of Neighbors was awarded the 2010 Spirit of Portland Award in the Neighborhood Association Category.
Homes available are largely single-family homes, and prices may be more affordable in the neighborhood as compared to surrounding areas in the city.
Sumner is located within close proximity to the Portland International Airport, making it an ideal location for frequent travelers. In addition to the airport itself, the shopping area nearby the airport offers larger chain stores such as IKEA, Target, Home Goods, and restaurants such as IHOP, Chipotle, and more. In addition, Sumner is nearby major traffic corridors which make getting around the city an easy endeavor.
Sumner is also located near Rocky Butte, an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte right in the city. The slopes surrounding the butte are referred to as the Rocky Butte Natural Area and provides a natural rock climbing venue and an unofficial hiking area (the trail is not sanctioned nor paved). Nearby Rocky Butte is the Grotto, National Catholic Shrine to Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother designed to be a place of solitude, peace, and prayer for people of all faiths. The Grotto Festival of Lights at Christmastime is one of Portland’s most popular holiday attractions.
Zip Code: 97220
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips