Foster-Powell is a Southeast Portland neighborhood located literally in the corner of SE Powell Blvd and SE Foster Rd with its eastern boundary bordering SE 82nd Ave. This neighborhood is bordered by South Tabor to the north, Creston-Kenilworth to the west, Mt. Scott-Arleta to the south and Lents to the east. There are three parks in Foster-Powell including Kern Park, Laurelwood Park, and Essex Park.
Foster-Powell, aka FoPo is a diverse neighborhood where you will see a variety of residents here including young, retired, Russian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese immigrants. Naturally, you will find some great ethnic restaurants and shops in this neighborhood.
Foster-Powell has been an affordable neighborhood to live in until in recent years when the Portland real estate market boom has brought in many residents to this area and home values have appreciated significantly. The neighborhood is becoming more vibrant and hip in Foster-Powell, where seeing rundown aspects of the community used to be not uncommon at one point. Now, SE Foster Rd is full of cool bars and restaurants and you will see young people walking on the street at night enjoying their night out. Many Portland young families are moving to Foster-Powell and this wonderfully diverse neighborhood is pushing for a great future making this area more livable and trendy.
Neighborhood Data for Foster-Powell, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||73||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||20 min|
|Population||7,516||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||8,756|
|Median Age||36||Home Ownership %||56%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||1%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||98%|
|Average Commute Time||28 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||12%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||6%||% of Commuters by Walking||2%|
|Number of Transit Lines||0||Number of Bus Lines||6|