Eastmoreland is a neighborhood in Southeast Portland bordering Sellwood-Moreland to the west, Woodstock to the east, and Reed to the north. Eastmoreland is on the eastside of Westmoreland in Sellwood-Moreland and right south of Reed College campus. Eastmoreland is filled with trees and lush landscaping. Parks in this neighborhood include Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Eastmoreland Golf Course, and Berkeley Park.
Eastmoreland is an upscale neighborhood in SE Portland that is well-maintained with larger homes. In this neighborhood, you will see a lot of beautiful large homes on big lots. Streets are beautifully maintained with big trees lined up along the sidewalk and on some streets, in the middle with grass areas dividing the street. This neighborhood feels different from the rest of Portland neighborhoods. It almost feels like you’re in some rich neighborhood in the East Coast with home styles like Dutch colonial, stone, stucco, and large English tudor.
Eastmoreland goes back to 1910 when William M Ladd, the son of William S. Ladd, one of Portland’s early entrepreneurs and its fifth mayor donated 40 acres of land to form Reed College. It was part of his plan to attract residents interested in this new beautiful community he planned to develop similar to those they recently left in Boston and parts East. Ladd commissioned a plan for 1,270 home sites but was not able to attract enough residents at the time. Today the neighborhood is well established and stable. It is in fact highly desired that it is the most expensive neighborhood to live in Southeast Portland.
Residents of Eastmoreland stay very involved in the community. They participate annually in the Friends of Trees program to reforest urban areas, planting and maintaining hundreds of trees. They are also deepening their ties with Reed College. The college has begun working with Eastmoreland residents on college development and building issues. Residents are also working with TriMet on its proposal to site a light rail station at the Bybee overpass dividing East and Westmoreland.
Neighborhood Data for Eastmoreland, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||53||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||16 min|
|Population||5,368||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||6,919|
|Median Age||38||Home Ownership %||72%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||13%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||100%|
|Average Commute Time||27 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||10%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||8%||% of Commuters by Walking||17%|
|Number of Transit Lines||0||Number of Bus Lines||7|