5 Downtown Portland Condos for Sale over 100 Days

For months now, the condo market has struggled in comparison with the market for single family homes. That’s particularly true for downtown. Just this past week, the Oregonian reported that condos in high rise buildings still lag behind more spacious homes, despite how far we are into the pandemic. And if we’re being honest, the condo market was already slowing before Covid-19 (it started slowing in 2017). Buyers’ desire for more space and hesitancy around communal living only added to that.

But in this hot seller’s market, the right buyer can seize an opportunity. Luxury condos downtown are one of the only spaces right now where buyers hold the cards. That means a chance to buy a property at good value for your dollar. Now, before you get too excited, know that most sellers of luxury condos have the time and funds to wait it out. But not everything downtown is a million dollar plus property, and every seller gets impatient eventually. So today we’ll look at condos located in downtown Portland that have been on the market for at least 100 days. And many of these, in fact, have dropped in price in that time! Let’s dive in.

#1 – 1234 SW 18th Ave. #210

1234 SW 18TH AVE 210

We’ll begin with this moderately priced condo on Jefferson Street, just blocks from Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens. As you can see from the above photo, this isn’t a huge downtown high rise. But the modestly elegant building is perfectly located for a city goer who still wants access to parks. With a Max station right around the corner, you’ll have access to anywhere in the city easily.

Inside, you’ll walk in to an open concept living and dining area. This condo knows how to make the most of its space, from a stacked washer and dryer to intelligently placed walk in closets. And if you’d like a bit of fresh air, enjoy it from the large terrace.

This property has dropped a total of $19,000 – most recently on May 10th by $10,000.

#2 – 1234 SW 18th Ave. #501

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Looking for a smaller space? This condo’s building sits across the street – both in the heart of coveted Goose Hollow. But don’t be fooled – this one is small but mighty. The top floor penthouse, it faces the city for nice views of downtown through floor to ceiling windows. And we’re talking about some very high windows! Or, step out onto the terrace for even more expansive views.

Inside, be sure to take advantage of some creature comforts. An inviting fireplace keeps the place cozy through Portland’s rainy season. And anyone who enjoys cooking or entertaining will appreciate the kitchen. It’s open and spacious, with granite countertops, a gas stove, and a large pantry. This one dropped in price recently by $10,000, so perhaps the sellers are feeling some pressure.

#3 – 2336 SW Osage St. #406

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For something a little different, let’s move away from the shiny new buildings and take a peek inside of Portland’s history. The Envoy dates back to the 1920’s, and its condos rarely go up for sale! Walk in through the stately entrance to a classic and gorgeous lobby before checking out this studio. But wait! Before you get scared off by the term studio, know that studios of this era look a lot different than the often bare, stripped down rooms on newer builds. Yes, there’s a murphy bed. But there’s also a defined dining area and kitchen with gas stove and an enormous walk-in closet.

Despite the fact that it’s been on the market for over 200 days, no price drop here. Maybe it’s that je ne sais quoi that comes with a historic building.

#4 – 1132 SW 19th Ave. #403

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Next, let’s take a look at a spacious and luxurious listing one block from Providence Park. You’ll love the sleek wooden built-ins and huge windows with views of downtown buildings. The floor plan is generous and open, and a semi-circular patio ensures you’ll be able to take advantage of good weather. The building itself comes with its own enviable amenities, including a movie theater and gym.

This property has total of $75,000, and the owner has offered to pay the first year of HOA fees. That sounds like an increasingly motivated seller!

#5 – 1221 SW 10th Ave #1706

1221 SW 10TH AVE 1706

Time for the big finish – a truly luxury condo in the gorgeous Eliot Tower, just blocks from the PSU farmer’s market. Imagine it: a lazy weekend browsing the market or shopping downtown. Then come home to curl up by the fireplace and watch the sun set over the hills from floor to ceiling windows. Did you get some tasty fresh produce at the market? Cook it up for dinner in this deluxe kitchen complete with gas stove and double oven.

This home was originally listed almost a year ago! It seemed the sellers were holding out for a while, but on May 12th, they dropped the price by $115,000, for a total decrease of $165,000. Now might be the time to get a jump on this one!

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In the meantime, feel free to browse and search homes to you heart’s delight. We found the properties above by searching for condos in the zip code 97205 – that’s Pioneer Courthouse Square’s home – that have been listed for at least 30 days. Tailor your search to the area, price range, etc. Or get even more specific with our VestorFilters™ – the possibilities abound.