East Columbia is located between Sunderland, Bridgeton and Kenton neighborhoods in North Portland.

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As a result of the Portland real estate market boom and like many other Portland neighborhoods, East Columbia has seen an influx of new residents to the area. As one might imagine, East Columbia has some wonderful areas with beautifully improved homes and neighborhoods and some still in transition. 

Residents use the Jantzen Beach shopping center (Target and Safeway), St Johns Safeway, Fred Meyer, Arbor Lodge New Seasons Market and have their pick of St Johns, Kenton, Bridgeton, Arbor Lodge (and more) restaurants, boutiques, bike shops and of course, coffee shops.


Columbia Children’s Arboretum

Nearby parks and recreation:

St Johns Community Center  Basketball court, gymnasium, rock climbing wall

St Johns Park Softball field, paved paths, picnic tables, soccer field

St Johns Racquet Center

Cathedral Park– Boat dock, dog off-leash area, paved paths, picnic tables and stage for summer concerts.  This park is believed to be a Lewis and Clark expedition landing site.

East Delta Park

Portland Meadows Golf Course

Columbia Edgewater Country Club

40-Mile Loop Neighboring Bridgeton is part of the 40-mile loop, famous for hiking, biking and walking…

Community Resources

Multnomah County Library – St Johns library

East Columbia Day Care

Neighborhood Schools

Religious Organizations (churches, synagogues, places of worship, private schools)

Neighborhood Public Transit – bus routes, train stops, etc.

East Columbia Neighborhood Association

North Portland Tool Library

East Columbia Neighborhood Vibe

Marine community. Outdoorsy and active. A mix of young and old, blue and white collars and entrepreneurs, too.


East Columbia Zip Code 97217

Local Crime Stats


East Columbia Real Estate

As with the surrounding neighborhoods, East Columbia’s real estate values have launched from “fixer-upper starter home” just a few years ago to “established”. 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in this Portland neighborhood, visit our Portland Real Estate Page for more information, or visit our Portland Real Estate Map to search the RMLS for neighborhood homes for sale.