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Getting to Know the Sabin Neighborhood: Schools, Home Values, Parks, Dining, Walk Score and More

Home Styles in the Sabin Neighborhood of PDX

Home Styles in the Sabin Neighborhood of PDX

Sabin Has Some of the Best of What Portland Has to Offer

Sabin is a yet another great neighborhood in our city, and it's located in Northeast Portland. It is bordered by the Irvington neighborhood to the south, the Vernon neighborhood in the North, the King neighborhood to the west, and the Concordia neighborhood on the Northeast side. Basically, the neighborhood stretches from Irving Park along Fremont Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard up the hill to the Alameda neighborhood.

Just North of the Sabin neighborhood, a quick walk into the neighboring area of Concordia, you’ll find the restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, bars, and small retails shops of the Alberta Arts District. And, just a short walk to the South into the Irvington neighborhood, you’ll find the small restaurants and shops of NE Broadway Ave and the bigger retailers that are concentrated in the Lloyd Center Mall. Within the Sabin neighborhood, you also have a smaller selection of retailers, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

Visit the Shops at NE 14th and Fremont

Visit the Shops at NE 14th and Fremont

Sabin Neighborhood Schools

The Sabin neighborhood community is served by the Sabin Elementary School, located on Northeast Eighteenth Street. Middle schoolers in the area have the opportunity to attend Beaumont Middle School in the nearby Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, and high school students generally attend Grant High School in nearby Grant Park. Both Beaumont and Grant are well regarded for their academic excellence, and record of preparing students for college.

Grant High School in Portland's Sabin Neighborhood

Grant High School in Portland's Sabin Neighborhood

Homes in the Sabin Neighborhood

The Sabin neighborhood is home to a collection of some of Portland’s best examples of Old Portland foursquare and Craftsman architecture. According to real estate site Zillow, the median home value in Sabin is currently just over five-hundred thousand dollars, with the neighborhood’s home values having appreciated more than fifteen percent in the last year alone.

This trend is expected to slow down some, though, as other inner Portland neighborhoods are re-developed over the years to come.

Sabin Neighborhood Parks Restaurants, Nightlife, and Shopping

There are no city parks within the Sabin neighborhood, but one of the largest parks in the Northeast quadrant of Portland, Irving Park, abuts the neighborhood. Centrally located in the neighborhood is a mixed-use development at Fifteenth and Fremont that includes a branch of the Multnomah County Library, a Whole Foods Market, a Starbucks, and other retail and restaurants.

Lone Basketball Player in PDX's Irving Park

Lone Basketball Player in PDX's Irving Park

Additionally, the intersection of Fifteenth and Prescott is surrounded by small retail, restaurants, and bars. These include Pok Pok Noi, Grain & Gristle, Muscadine, and Extracto Coffee Roasters. The neighborhood as a whole has a walk score of 80, making it the twenty-first most walkable neighborhood in Portland.

Value, Architecture, and Location

With its great amenities, excellent examples of regional historic architecture, high walkability and bikeability, it’s easy to see why home values are high (for Portland) and climbing rapidly. After all, Sabin is one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, and for many obvious reasons.

The Sabin Neighborhood, by Map

The Sabin Neighborhood, by Map

[Photos Via: Portland on the Market; SabinPDX.org; OregonLive; Wikimedia Commons]