The Kerns neighborhood in southeast Portland is the perfect blend of Portland’s quirky-cool vibe and historic charm. Like other neighborhoods in southeast Portland, the neighborhood offers something for people of all ages and lifestyles. As of 2016, the population of Kerns was 5,951 people. The median age of residents is 32.
The Kerns neighborhood is less residential than commercial, but the homes that are present in the neighborhood are generally large and reflective of period trends from past eras. Portland four-squares and Craftsman bungalows are more prevalent than other home styles in the neighborhood. Some older and larger homes have been converted to multi-family units. There are also some “east coast” style apartments and condos in the neighborhood.
The Kerns neighborhood is a close-knit community. The Neighborhood Association offers opportunities to get involved through volunteering or participating in community events. There is an annual neighborhood clean-up and an annual neighborhood picnic.
Kerns is home to a few of Portland’s most well-known microbreweries: Buckman Brewing, Migration Brewing, Coalition Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Lucky Labrador Brewing, Nation Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and more.
Nearby the Kerns neighborhood is the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub.The theater first opened in 1923. The original single screen could seat 650 people and was one of the first art-deco style theaters of its time. Over the years, the theater has been upgraded and renovated with modern amenities but still retains its classic appeal.
The Everett Community Garden is a popular spot in the neighborhood. It offers neighbors a place to grow their own produce and gather together in an outdoor setting.
Screen Door is a restaurant in the neighborhood that is well-known for Southern-style cuisine. They focus on utilizing fresh, local produce from the Pacific Northwest. The fried chicken and mac and cheese are some of their more popular items.
Burnside is the major traffic thoroughfare in the neighborhood, and provides easy access to downtown and greater northwest Portland.
Zip Code: 97232
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike