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Welcome to Sellwood

Where bohemian chic meets urban delight
Picture a vibrant tapestry of colorful homes, active streets, and a community embodying creativity and warmth — this is Sellwood, one of Portland’s most highly sought-after neighborhoods. Here, you'll find a balanced synergy of lively urban thrills and homespun friendliness, making it the epitome of modern village life in a bustling city. The air is saturated with the spirit of togetherness and the zest of an engaged community, knitting an invisible yet palpable blanket of camaraderie around the neighborhood.

What to Love

  • The perfect blend of class and community.
  • Highly walkable, making it easy to explore quaint boutiques and tempting eateries
  • Cozy coffee nooks and adorable neighborhood shops abound
  • Local fare to tantalize your taste buds around every corner
  • A locale where your heart and investments both prosper
  • Home to Portland’s Insectarium

Local Lifestyle

Step into Sellwood, and you're instantly greeted by the vibrant heart of Portland's unique character. With its tree-lined avenues and historic charm, this neighborhood effortlessly weaves the nostalgia of yesteryears with today's lively buzz. Sellwood’s friendly locals have a knack for making everyone feel like they’ve been neighbors for years.
Stroll around, and you’ll see why many consider it one of Portland's most walkable enclaves. Every corner invites you for an adventure, from quaint coffee shops brewing the city’s finest to artisan boutiques showcasing local crafts and designs. The weekend farmers’ markets are a delightful mingling spot, offering fresh produce and a dash of local chatter.
Whether you're indulging in a delectable brunch, embarking on a riverside bike ride, or simply soaking in the ambient street art, Sellwood ensures each day is memorable. Here, community spirit thrives, events and festivals are a regular affair, and every day feels like a celebration. 

Dining and Entertainment

Start your day on a high note with Grand Central Bakery. It's not just about the pastries; it's about entering a realm where each bite is a comforting hug for your soul and where the staff remember your "usual”. For a convenient stop and a world tour of flavors, make sure to visit Jade, a popular Vietnamese restaurant offering French-themed pastries such as tarts.
No neighborhood is complete without a perfect cup of coffee. At Blue Kangaroo Coffee, you're greeted with the aroma of premium, freshly brewed coffee that dances through the air. The place emanates warmth, and each cup you hold feels like a personalized work of art.
Craving a game night? Cloud Cap Games is your haven for all things tabletop fun. For a more culinary form of excitement, don't miss out on the Portal Tea Company, housed in a red caboose. 

Things to Do

At Sellwood Riverfront Park, you can escape it all without ever really leaving. The park offers a verdant expanse where the river and nature embrace, perfect for picnics, games, or just soaking in the beauty.
Then there are the food carts on the corner of 13th & Lexington — each one is a culinary temple on wheels. From tantalizing tacos to crave-worthy desserts, the options are as diverse as they are delicious. It's the ideal place to go when you want to taste the world without a passport.


  • Swallowtail Waldorf School and Farm

Overview for Sellwood, OR

12,795 people live in Sellwood, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $54,527. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Around Sellwood, OR

There's plenty to do around Sellwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Moore Coffee, Margalaxy, and Wild Sweets Chocolate Factory.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.73 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.45 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.16 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sellwood, OR

Sellwood has 5,940 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sellwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,795 people call Sellwood home. The population density is 8,863.763 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.9 / 53.11%

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Schools in Sellwood, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Sellwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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