Piedmont is defined by large homes on expansive lots, old-growth fir trees and finely crafted classic architecture. Nestled in near the eccentric Alberta Arts District and Mississippi Avenue, the Piedmont Neighborhood has seen something of a Renaissance in recent years with the beautiful historic homes seen as attractive alternatives to closer-in neighborhoods in NE Portland, Oregon. Realtors and residents alike appreciate the peaceful tree-lined streets and nearby locally-owned cafes, boutiques and specialty stores. With New Seasons and Fred Meyer grocery stores a healthy home-cooked meal is always close at hand. Locals appreciate Historic Peninsula Park and Rose Garden as well as the community outdoor pool, thriving community center and eclectic array of summer entertainment.
This neighborhood is located in North and Northeast Portland, Oregon. Rich in local history, the subdivision was platted in the year 1889 by Mr. Edward Quackenbush. An early advertisement for the original subdivision read: “The Emerald, Portland’s Evergreen Suburb, Devoted Exclusively to Dwellings, A Place of Homes.” Today the original subdivision is now referred to as the Historic Piedmont Neighborhood and includes sections of two other Portland Neighborhoods: Humboldt and King in addition to the modern Piedmont neighborhood located south of Rosa Parks Way.