Sellwood is a charming and historic neighborhood located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It's known for its vibrant community, diverse mix of shops, restaurants, parks, and its proximity to the Willamette River.
  1. Historic Feel: Sellwood has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s. It retains a historic charm with many well-preserved Victorian and Craftsman-style homes, giving the area a distinctive character.

  2. Local Shops and Dining: The neighborhood boasts a variety of local shops, boutiques, antique stores, and eateries along its main streets, such as Southeast 13th Avenue and Southeast Tacoma Street. Sellwood is also home to the Sellwood-Moreland Business District, offering diverse dining options, cafes, and specialty stores.

  3. Sellwood Park: Sellwood Park is a popular outdoor destination with playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, and trails. It's a great spot for families and outdoor enthusiasts, offering access to the riverfront and stunning views of the Willamette River.

  4. Sellwood Bridge: The Sellwood neighborhood is connected to Southwest Portland via the Sellwood Bridge, providing easy access for commuters and residents traveling between the two areas.

  5. Community Events and Farmers' Market: Sellwood hosts various community events throughout the year, including street fairs, art walks, and the Sellwood-Moreland Farmers' Market, offering fresh produce, artisan goods, and food vendors.

  6. Family-Friendly Atmosphere: With its tree-lined streets, parks, and welcoming community, Sellwood is considered a family-friendly neighborhood. It has several schools, making it an attractive area for families.

  7. Riverside Recreation: Sellwood offers access to the Willamette River, where residents can enjoy activities such as biking, walking, or jogging along the waterfront paths, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating.

  8. Transportation and Accessibility: Sellwood provides easy access to public transportation, including bus routes and the MAX Light Rail, making commuting to downtown Portland and other areas convenient.

Overview for Sellwood, OR

12,795 people live in Sellwood, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $54,527. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Around Sellwood, OR

There's plenty to do around Sellwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Pit Smokehouse BBQ, Bro-Dogs + Burgers, and The Portland Fly Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.15 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sellwood, OR

Sellwood has 5,940 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sellwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,795 people call Sellwood home. The population density is 8,863.763 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.9 / 53.11%

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Schools in Sellwood, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Sellwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Agatha Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Sellwood Middle School
6th - 8th
Llewellyn Elementary School
K - 5th

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