10 Best Price Per Acre Lots for Sale in Portland

Ever dream about ditching city life for a private, tree-filled existence in the country? Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to choose between the two! Portland is a city surrounded by huge amounts of forest and open country. In fact, you might be surprised how many large pieces of land are available for sale right now in the Portland city limits. Most of these you’ll find around Forest Park, where folks have enjoyed weekend cabins as well as full time residences for generations.

Now, living off the grid isn’t for everyone. For most of these properties, you’re looking at wells for water and septic systems for sewage. And we’re mostly looking at land for sale that doesn’t come with a habitable dwelling. So that means you build. Not everyone is up for the cost and hassle of building a new home. But if you are – well, you can customize the home of your dreams! While shopping, take note of which properties already have utilities like well and septic already established – this will save you time and money.

Today we’re looking at the 10 best priced lots of land for sale in Portland right now. To keep track of this search on your own, select “Land,” rather than single family home, from the tab on the top bar. The Vestor Filter™ that automatically applies once you select this is best price per acre. That’ll keep you abreast of any fantastic deals on land out there. Keep in mind, price per acre can vary widely!

#1 – NW Beck Rd.


Located on the northwest end of Forest Park, this property is a hunter and/or hiker’s dream. For one thing, it borders BLM land. The property is mostly newer trees – they were planted 24 years ago – but they’re growing strong and fast.

#2 – 10615 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd.

10615 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd.

Prefer a little more open space to wooded areas? This enormous property in Helvetia offers you your own private valley. It also includes a lovely stretch of Rock Creek – your own natural water feature. Keep the manufactured home currently on the property, or have it removed and build your dream home.

#3 – 23210 NW Beck Rd.

Next up we have another heavily wooded property in far Northwest. There’s no existing structure, so you would need to build. Luckily, Portland has already approved this property for a single family home. Enjoy views of the valley as well as the mountains in your own private paradise.

#4 – 17865 NW Saint Helens Rd.


Want plenty of breathing room, but not the responsibility of an enormous piece of land? This property comes in at just over 9 acres, giving you adequate space without the pressure of double digit acreage. And you’re looking at a great location, just across the river from Sauvie Island. A 2-stall barn needs just a little fixing up to store your favorite toys – any boat lovers out there?

#5 – 9929 NW Cornelius Pass Rd.

Next we have a beautiful stretch of land with both open and wooded areas. Just minutes from the suburbs and their amenities, you could build the home of your dreams here. A big advantage here is that electric, well, and cable are already set up. Just waiting for your build plans!

#6 – 13700 NW Cornelius Pass Rd.


Looking for something a little wilder? This property has potentially marketable timber – and plenty of it. The existing dwelling is not habitable, but you could tear down and rebuild. The sellers dropped the price by $51,000 in late March, so they may be feeling motivated.

#7 – 16618 NW Skyline Blvd.


It’s pretty darn hard to argue with that view of Mt. Hood. And at under $40k per acre, we think that’s kind of a steal. From up here you can also see Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, and – on a particularly clear day – maybe even Mt. Ranier. Well and septic are already established. Build your country escape on the level building site, and soak in the views. Plenty of acreage ensures privacy and wooded areas to explore.

#8 – NW McNamee Rd.


Here’s another (relatively) smaller piece of land for those who are searching for something a little more manageable. At just over 5 acres, the land is heavily wooded with older, established trees. There’s no existing structure; instead, build a home to your liking. Close enough to the city to commute, or create a weekend forest getaway.

#9 – 14345 NW Germantown Rd.


Not looking to go through the hassle of new construction? This could be the home for you. In addition to 25 blissfully private acres, this one comes with a fully finished home. From the huge, partially covered deck, take in the views of the Tualatin Valley – both hills and city lights. A huge garage means plenty of room for your hobbies – or potentially even an ADU or guest suite.

#10 – 0 NW Skyline Blvd. Lot #1

0 NW Skyline Blvd. LOT #1

Finally, we finish with the smallest parcel of land on our list, which also has the highest price per acre. But take a look and see how worth it this one might be. Just steps from all the hiking trails of Forest Park, this property exemplifies having the best of both worlds – just minutes from downtown, but in a private, rural setting. You’ll enjoy views of the Tualatin Valley as well as of the Coastal Range Mountains from your custom built home. And no need to worry about over-development. An environmental overlay on the surrounding land means your views are protected.

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If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you a condo in the heart of the city or as much land and privacy as you can possibly get, we’ll help you get into the home of your dreams! Call us at 503-773-0000 to find out more or schedule a tour.