5 Most Expensive Condos for Sale in Portland Today

For anyone with an eye on condo living in Portland, this might be the year for you. While inventory of houses continues to hit historic lows, the condo market has been more favorable to buyers even before the pandemic hit. So with the help of an experienced Realtor, the ball could be in your court.

Portland has its fair share of charming historic homes, the number of more modern buildings has been on the rise. Only one of the listings we feature here today was built before the aughts! Maybe Portland was destined to be a destination for condos, given its history (at one point in time, what is current day Oregon was a disputed territory, and therefore termed a condominium, meaning “co-ownership”). It’s clear, though, that today the Portland skyline is defined by the buildings that contain some of the most luxurious spaces to be had in the region.

Want to inhabit that skyline rather than just look at it from afar? Let’s check out the most expensive condos on the market in Portland right now.

#1 – 841 S Gaines St. #2300

841 S GAINES ST 2300

Let’s get started at Atwater Place, one of the premier condo buildings of Portland’s South Waterfront. Designed by renowned architect Thomas Hacker, this building is known for providing spectacular views of the river below (and on clear days, don’t forget to look for Mt. Saint Helens).

If you like the clean lines that define this building’s exterior, you’re sure to be pleased by what you’ll find inside. This is sleek, urban living at its best, with top of the line fixtures and expansive floor to ceiling windows. This unit is located on the 23rd floor, so you’ll find yourself in a haven of quiet above the bustle of the city – yet the city’s amenities are just an elevator ride away. One of the most enticing features of this property is its enormous patio. At 585 square feet, you’re sure to enjoy this terrace for anything from lounging to an outdoor dinner party.

#2 – 1920 S River Dr. #E1202

1920 S RIVER DR E1202

This one is for all the river lovers out there. The Willamette is as much a part of Portland as brew pubs and bike lanes. If you’ve dreamed of waking up to it every morning, this 12th floor condo does the job. Look out on the river from inside (through gorgeous floor to ceiling windows) or from the wrap around balcony, which makes a refreshingly private outdoor nook.

This is a great space for anyone with regular visitors, be it family or friends. The guest and master suites enjoy a good bit of separation. But you won’t be separating your guests from the city life easily accessible from this location.

#3 – 1221 SW 10th Ave. #1704

1221 SW 10TH AVE 1704

Next up we have a penthouse in the heart of downtown Portland, just blocks away from the Hawthorne Bridge and Powell’s Books. If you’ve ever imagined an easy jaunt to arguably the best farmer’s market on the west coast, this is the location for you.

And even from this home, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a breath of fresh air on one of two covered patios. Even when it’s rainy you’ll have the luxury of outdoor space. And inside, the panoramic views keep the atmosphere of an open space – its own kind of breath of fresh air. It’ll still be a cozy one though: for any home chef, the state of the art Wolf cooktop will ensure that home cooked meals are a regular event.

#4 – 1150 NW Quimby St. #1912

1150 NW Quimby ST 1912

Are you a fan of the Pearl District and Nob Hill, but your style is a little more modern? This newer building may fit the bill. With a minimalist design, this condo brings you the glamour of city living. European white oak floors and recessed lighting add to the light and spacious feel of the rooms. Meanwhile, some of the best views of the Fremont Bridge in the city punctuate the ambience. But don’t let the smooth design leave you cold. A gas fireplace is sure to keep everyone cozy.

#5 – 1414 SW 3rd Ave. #3001

1414 SW 3RD AVE 3001

And for the finish, the most expensive condo on the market in Portland today is hands down this huge home in a well-known building. Depending on who you ask, you’ll find yourself living in Fountain Plaza or the KOIN Center – so named because it also houses the local CBS broadcast station KOIN 6. Built in 1985, the building famously made to most of one of Portland’s best views of Mt. Hood. From this penthouse, that view could be yours.

While the building itself has some history, you’ll find this penthouse has all the modern updates. It was renovated in 2019, and its details show an eye for modern sensibilities coupled with a respect for classic taste. Beautiful hardwood floors and cozy spaces sure make a great place to enjoy a glass of wine, so be sure to take advantage of the Cruvinet wine server for the ultimate wine nerd experience.

Let’s Go Check Them Out Together

If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want an at-home workout space or somewhere to relax, 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.