Welcome to Concordia
[ work on this ] Alberta Arts stands as a hallmark to just how well - and quickly - a neighborhood can transform itself. A colorful mixture of local retailers, food carts and neighborhood bars and eateries demands an afternoon stroll. Situated within the Concordia neighborhood, Alberta Arts a charming community with a number of historic homes share curbs with local area businesses.
Concordia Arts At-A-Glance
Where is Concordia? [ work on this ]
The Concordia neighborhood is in Northeast Portland, Oregon and is bordered by the Alameda, Sabin, Vernon, Woodlawn, Sunderland, Cully and Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhoods. Concordia Neighborhood Association is part of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and is included in City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Real Estate Year-in-Review for 97211
Like other close-in areas, it was a strong year for home sales in the 97211 Zip Code. Based on data from Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS), there were 575 homes sold last year with an average sales price of $468,844. The average Combined Days On Market (CDOM) for 97211 in 2016 was 27 days. The Sold-Price Ratio was 101.54 percent, which denotes the percentage of difference between the original list price and the sale price. Buyers were represented by their own agent (separate from the listing agent) in 88% of the transactions listed in RMLS for this Zip Code.
Concordia Schools [ work on this ]
Neighborhood attendance areas for the Alameda neighborhood include the following schools: Vernon, Sabin and King (K-8) and Grant, Jefferson or Madison High Schoools. For more information on schools, bus schedules, attendance areas and a host of other useful information please visit Portland Public Schools. For ratings, visit GreatSchools.org.
Concordia Demographics [ work on this ]
According to public records, the Concordia neighborhood has a total of 12,893 total households. Most Concordia residents are college educated. 6,899 residents have a Bachelors Degree, while 4,242 have post-graduate degrees. Median income for those aged 45-64 is $55,854, while those over 65 show a median income of $46,711. Average household incomes in Concordia is $85,026. Average household net worth is $576,816.
Concordia Lifestyle [ work on this ]
Alberta Arts stands as a hallmark to just how well - and quickly - a neighborhood can transform itself. A colorful mixture of local retailers, food carts and neighborhood bars and eateries demands an afternoon stroll. Technically this is the Concordia neighborhood, a charming community with a number of historic homes share curbs with local area businesses.
Alberta Arts has moved beyond any stereotypical associations as a hipster paradise, cementing it's place as a profound example of community pride and involvement. Sure there's plenty for the millennial to swoon about here - the shows at the Alberta Rose Theater and the neighborhood watwering holes, but it's also perfect for families. Catch a movie at the McMenamins Kennedy School then take the kids over to Salt and Straw for the best frozen treat anywhere in Portland.
Alberta Arts receives the following grades from Walk Score: Walk Score: 60, Transit Score: 43, Bike Score: 82.
Getting Around Northeast Portland
No wonder homes in Northeast Portland are among Portland's hottest sellers on the market in recent memory. The neighborhoods that comprise ‘Central Northeast’ offer a wealth of distinguished homes, tree-lined streets, family-friendly activities and top-performing schools.
From Laurelhurst Neighborhood to Alameda and its Beaumont-Wilshire neighbors, houses displaying a flair for architectural details abound. Alameda Ridge provides magnificent views of the city and nearby Grant Park provides a stunning backyard playground for people of all ages. Forgetting Lloyd Center for a moment, there’s ample street shopping along Fremont as well as Broadway - whose success owes to the introduction of a streetcar that ferried people to their suburban homes from downtown in the early 1900s. Look closely and you can still see the vestiges of the tracks peaking up from beneath the asphalt.
If the Central Northeast neighborhoods around Hollywood and Alameda point to Portland’s tonier past, the neighborhoods of Albina, Boise, Eliot, Concordia and the increasingly popular Alberta Arts district - located in what is referred to as ‘Inner Northeast’ - reveal how Portland perceives its future. At the same time those streetcars were popping up, a significant African American population was discovering Portland, finding work in the many jobs available on the river and in the shipyards. A host of controversial - and now illegal - practices forced the African American community to take up residences in the Albina district where the Moda Center now resides. For a time, a lack of city funds to improve or even maintain the neighborhoods resulted in these neighborhoods adopting an impoverished and lackluster appeal.
But all that has changed. Gentrification has allowed the refurbishment of numerous homes that rival those in Laurelhurst and Beaumont. Businesses have popped up along streets where no previous reason to visit existed. The poster-child of progress is the Alberta Arts district - a melting pot of flavors, styles and attitudes culminating in a colorful blend of businesses, art studios and apartments. To see this on full-swing display visit the Alberta Arts Last Thursday event from May to September to find all 15 blocks of this area consumed by this community grown event featuring artists, vendors, musicians, performers and street food.
You’ll never have to travel out of NE to satisfy any of your nightlife cravings. Cheer on the Trailblazers or take in a mega-concert at the Moda Center. Relax in front of an indie flick at the Hollywood Theater. Reserve a spot at the Laurelhurst Market for your anniversary dinner, or pop in to Secret Society for an aperitif. Millennials might opt to stray across MLK Boulevard to avail themselves of the opportunities too numerous to mention on Mississippi - from the wealth of bands at Mississippi Studios, the down-market Crow Bar or the trendy Moloko night spot.
The past has been exceptionally beneficial to those neighborhoods in NE closer to the city’s center, and the future looks just as promising for the outlying neighborhoods. It is safe to say that some of the best deals in Portland’s real estate market are found in NE, fueling its increasing popularity. Northeast Portland offers a neighborhood for everyone - well-established families and those just starting out will find a place to call home. Young and single? There’s a place for you as well.