Stroll through a verdant riverfront park, catch a raucous roller derby match, enjoy the revival of historic buildings, shop vintage markets, and admire flourishing flora and fauna in Sellwood-Moreland. Read on for more of our favorite things to do and see in this Southeast Portland neighborhood.
Places to Eat and Drink in Sellwood-Moreland
With several major thoroughfares -Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, Southeast 13th Avenue and Southeast Bybee Boulevard- at the edges of these quiet residential streets, the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood is packed with restaurants, food cart pods, bars and cafes. Here are some of the highlights:
Jade Bistro & Patisserie is an Asian-fusion teahouse with noodles, soups, salads and a case full of French-style pastry catering to all manners of dietary restrictions. This bustling cafe offers counter-service, and an outdoor patio. In a food cart on Southeast 13th Avenue, the menu at Supernova Vegan is filled with innovated vegan takes on breakfast sandwiches, mac and cheese, burritos, and desserts -a fan favorite for vegans and omnivores alike. Saburos Sushi House is a hole-in-the-wall sushi spot serving fresh fish since 1988. You’ll notice the line around the building before you find the door, but it’s worth the wait. A Portland favorite since 1978 and with two locations, Papa Haydn, a European-style cafe is known for its decadent desserts and weekend brunch.
Things to Do in Sellwood
You wouldn’t expect the stellar city views from Sellwood, but with the bluff overlooking Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the trails along the Willamette River be prepared for gorgeous sunsets. There is plenty to see and do by bike or foot in the parks in and around Sellwood-Moreland.
Just off the Sellwood Bridge and on the river front find Oak Amusement Park. Since 1905 this quaint amusement park has been providing rides, carnival games and food, a roller rink, and a perfect place for family fun.
Another old Portland gem in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood is Moreland Theater. First opening it’s door in 1926, this single-screen movie house screens first-run films. During the Portland International Film Festival, films are screened throughout the city’s bounty of small and historic theaters, including the Moreland Theater.
Surrounded by parks and natural beauty, Eastmoreland Golf Course was laid out in 1917. With a driving range, 12-hole course and course-side eatery, book a tee time , a lesson, or just come for a meal with views.
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