1923 SE 50th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
A classic Portland Craftsman in the desirable Hawthorne District. A full, east facing front porch to enjoy the morning sun coming over Mt Tabor. You'll feel right at home in this circa 1911 bungalow with warm & comfortable details. Untouched woodwork in the living room & dining room. Built-ins around the wood burning fireplace with red brick. Dining room with mahogany surround and plate rail, and glass knobs & cabinet fronts in the built-ins. The kitchen & casual eating areas are great spaces. Spacious in size and storage for your own use, and easily accommodates a crowd. An entire wall of cabinets top & bottom, and a closet in the kitchen works as a pantry or coat closet. A glass back door lets in the southwest light, and pleasant backyard/patio views. Covered back porch & fenced backyard; the sunny southwest exposure is great for garden & play. Covered patio with a mature grape vine - just reach up & pick 'em! Main floor bedroom also works as a media, family room, or office. Enjoy Portland winters inside in this home - the extra high ceilings, loads of windows, and many useful living spaces - you'll have that much needed indoor light & space. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a new bathroom that was added with permits in 2008. This home has been earthquake retrofitted, a new furnace in 2006, and a new 200 AMP electric panel in 2008. The partial basement has good ceiling height and plenty of storage space; plus, drainage improvements with a 15 year guarantee on work completed. One car garage with shared driveway.
The location of this home is the best part, surrounded by the best of SE Portland: Mt. Tabor Park, Hawthorne and Division neighborhoods.
Walk Score: 88 Very Walkable. Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
Bike Score: 100! Bikers Paradise. Flat as a pancake, excellent bike lanes.
Transit Score: 52 Good Transit. Many nearby public transportation options.
The Hawthorne District reigns as the most well known inner-Southeast Portland destination. The Hawthorne District runs along Hawthorne Avenue from about 11th to 55th Avenue. Hawthorne is made up by the Buckman, Ladd's Addition, Hosford-Abernathy, Sunnyside, Mt. Tabor and Richmond neighborhoods. Creative, fun, friendly, locally owned businesses, and counterculture areas mix with Fred Meyer, New Seasons, McMenamins' Bagdad Theatre Pub and a branch of Powell's Books. A car is optional with bike routes, easy distance to downtown, neighborhood community events, schools, city transit; all your needs within blocks of home.
Mt. Tabor Park is a special park in many ways. It has views identified as some of the most scenic in the City, due to its elevation of 643 feet, as well as the beautiful open reservoirs. Dog park, walk or run on trails, play structures and picnic areas - it's a nearby forest & community gathering place. It was the largest park in Portland for nearly half a century, until Forest Park was finally created in 1947. Mt. Tabor Park is a hard-working park that earns its keep. It even generates it's own electricity to light the lovely historic lampposts that follow the original roads and paths in the park. The site also includes a large, historic plant nursery that has grown many plants, including street trees, for the City and the region.
The Division & Clinton neighborhoods are just minutes from this home, and from downtown. Bookended by the Willamette River and Mt. Tabor. These streets welcome all, in addition to Foodcarts and Fine Dining, Galleries and Growleries, Hardware, Haberdashery and Barbers.