The Eastmoreland neighborhood, located in SE Portland, borders Ardenwald, Reed, Sellwood, and Woodstock. The population as of 2016 was 4,937.The neighborhood boundaries are SE Woodstock Boulevard to the north, a combination of SE 28th Avenue, SE Bybee Boulevard, and SE 27th Avenue to the west, SE Crystal Springs Boulevard to the south, and SE 39th Avenue to the east.
The neighborhood was originally owned by William S. Ladd, the city’s fifth mayor. He donated 40 acres of his land to an old business partner of his father’s, with the intended use of building a university on the land. He felt that having a college within the neighborhood might draw “homeowners interested in a stately community similar to those they may have recently left in Boston” or other eastern states. The original neighborhood was slated for 1,270 homes. Today, there are 1,500 lots, and home styles are typical of structures built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, including Tudor, Colonial, Stone, and Stucco.
The neighborhood incorporates Reed College, one of Portland’s few private liberal arts universities.
One of the main attractions in the neighborhood is Reed College. It is notable for several reasons, perhaps primarily for the high proportion of students who go on to earn doctorates and other postgraduate degrees. There are many prominent alumni, including 50 Fulbright scholars and 31 Rhodes scholars. There are frequent events and interesting lectures at the college which the community is invited to take part in.
Another popular attraction in the Eastmoreland neighborhood is the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, which features more than 2,500 plants that bloom in the spring and summer seasons.
In December of 2017, parts of the neighborhood are expected to be approved as a National Historic District. In order to qualify as a Historic District, a neighborhood must retain distinctive character and a high degree of historic integrity in its structures, streets, and landscapes.
Zip Code: 97202
Most errands require a car
A few nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips