5 Portland Homes for Sale with Urban Gardens

It’s that time of year: the skies are suddenly blue, the sun is suddenly shining, and your garden is suddenly ready to be planted once again. Portland is a town famed for its urban gardens. There aren’t many cities where you can find this many single family homes for sale or rent with an amazing amount of outdoor space. Whether you dream of a front yard full of flowers or beds full of home grown vegetables, Portland is a great place to garden.

So in the spirit of the city and the season, let’s look at five homes for sale in Portland right now that boast fabulous gardens (or at least gardening potential). For this list, we searched for gardens using the Custom Keyword Search. Then, to be sure to maximize the gardening potential, we added on a filter for lot sizes of 5,000 to 9,999 square feet.

screenshot of how to perform this search

Feel free to play around with these search tools yourself to customize your own search for an urban garden in Portland. And to really stay ahead of the game, save your search by clicking on the heart in the top left of the screen. You’ll be given the option to receive alerts for your customized search at a frequency of your choice – whether that’s once a month or every day.

Now let’s check out five Portland homes with the most exciting potential for urban gardens on the market today!

#1 – 1329 NE Ainsworth St.


Let’s get things started with this charming English style home nestled in a quiet and delightful corner of Northeast Portland. But don’t worry that you’ll miss out on any city life. Alberta’s hub for the arts is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

While our search today focuses on gardening, the interior of this house should please you as well. A beautifully laid out main floor welcomes you into the home, starting with a warm fireplace. Enjoy the hardwood floors, formal dining area, and updated kitchen as well.

Outside, you’ll find a large yard with plenty of potential and privacy. Ever dreamed of fresh farm eggs in the morning? A fully functioning chicken coop sits at the back of this fenced in lot. There’s some well-maintained existing landscaping here (and hardscaping – check out the gorgeous fire pit). But there’s also plenty of room for garden beds and your own improvements.

#2 – 10141 N Leonard St.


Now for a trip to St. Johns, where this colorful home sits just a block from the beautiful Pier Park. This home has been updated from exterior paint to kitchen appliances. It’s move in ready and full of charm. But one of the big draws of this home has to be the yard. It’s huge, for one thing. But it also boasts a separate vegetable garden with raised beds. The garden portion of the yard is fenced off, which works wonders for keeping pets and pests away from the veggies.

More into flowers and decorative gardening? This home also has raised beds in front of the home, where you can plant all the beauty your heart desires.

#3 – 6437 SE Clatsop St.


This home’s yard, on the other hand, is a blank slate awaiting your gardening plans. Set on a huge lot with a large fenced-in backyard, you’re mostly looking at lawn. So why include it on this list? While sifting through listings, we found this one to be a great deal for 0.17 acres in an up-and-coming part of Southeast Portland. Build your dream garden, and have plenty of space leftover for lounging or entertaining! This home also comes with a huge driveway that’s perfect for RV parking. So all your hobbies will be well accommodated.

#4 – 4826 SE 79th Ave.

4826 SE 79TH AVE

This home near the Lents neighborhood hosts a ton of potential. A partially finished basement with three bedrooms could make for multi-family living or a rental opportunity. Hardwood floors and updated kitchen and bathrooms provide the bones for your improvements.

Speaking of opportunities, you’ll find nothing less than unlimited possibility outside. The front yard’s existing landscaping compliments the home and promises to be a thing of beauty year round. But there’s still room for more, especially for flower lovers. More into vegetable gardening? Let the flowers be the business out front while the veggies party in the back. There’s a ton of space out back, a veritable canvas for your gardening dreams.

#5 – 3534 NE 88th Ave.

3534 NE 88th Ave.

Let’s finish by making a full circle back to Northeast Portland again, but this time near Rocky Butte. This home is ideal for anyone with projects in mind. You’ve got an oversized two car garage with plenty of storage. You’ve got two large sheds, one of which is covered and situated on a concrete pad. And if you think all this must take up all the yard space, think again. You’ve still got room for flower beds, a vegetable garden, or whatever meets your fancy on this huge lot.

Let’s Go Check Them Out Together

The homes on this list are the product of just one search combination. The possibilities are endless! And the best way for you to dip your toe in the home market pool is to play around with our Vestor Filter™ tools. Find the search that’s just right for what you’re looking for.

If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want a garden full of vegetables or a relaxing backyard oasis, 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.