Today, I want to give you a behind the scenes look at one of Portland’s most established neighborhoods: John’s Landing.

John’s Landing used to be known as Fulton and is positioned east of the I-5 between the Tualatin and Willamette rivers. It follows the Willamette River for three miles, stretching north to South Waterfront and south to the Sellwood Bridge. John’s Landing is home to both commercial and residential properties, including our very own Stellar Realty office!Just across the street is Jolly Roger, a great pit stop whether you’re looking for food or something to drink; we really like to do Thursday night trivia! Down the street you’ll find the amazing Zen Salon; I recommend Melissa - she’s great for girls and guys alike!

There is a great variety a homes in the John’s Landing neighborhood. Properties range from gorgeous old foursquares to bungalows and condos! Seeing these great old homes is a great reminder of the home maintenance we should all be doing in our current homes: cleaning your furnace filter; inspecting your tub and sink drains; cleaning your carpets and windows; checking the batteries in your smoke detectors; and inspecting your roofing, among other things. For a complete list, check out the Better Homes and Gardens Maintenance Checklist!

A great restaurant in the area is Fulton Pub & Brewery, one of the infamous McMenamins restaurants. The story behind this pub is quite interesting. Although the McMenamins didn’t open this pub until 1988, legend has it that the pub dates back to 1926, before it was a prohibition era hangout that served home cooked meals and offered pinball games, candy, and ice cream. To learn more about McMenamins and the passport program they have, click here.

One of the best parts about John’s Landing is Willamette Park. There’s plenty of room to play for the kids and plenty of room for adults as well. Across the river is the Oregon Yacht Club, to the south is the Sellwood Bridge, and to the North is the downtown area. It’s a great place for recreation of all kinds, but especially boating!

If you have any questions about John’s Landing, or if you want to search for homes in the neighborhood, visit Caralee.PortlandPropertyFinders.com. I would love to hear from you!