Roseway Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Roseway is one of Portland, Oregon’s oldest neighborhoods. Sitting just east of the downtown core, the streets are lined with seemingly endless interesting houses. Some are quaint Craftsman bungalows, others sprawling ranches, and some are oversized Tudors with all of their gently curving facades. This is an area of manicured lawns, topiary trees, flower gardens, and streets with mature shade trees. Walking this neighborhood means one colorful surprise after another, whether it is the blaze of color from the flower gardens or the sometimes bold hues of the homes themselves. Most homes were built before 1940 and there has been minimal development since then. A handful of duplexes and small apartments do exist.
In the midst of it all is the historic Roseway Theater, dating back to early in the 20th century. In 2008, the long-closed venue was refurbished, including the old fashioned marquis and its signature neon rose. Though modern first run films are shown, the plush red seats and red curtained walls add a bit of nostalgia. Across the street is Fairley’s Pharmacy Coffee Shop and Soda Fountain, also a throwback to an earlier age. In business since 1913, this is one place still serving old time phosphate sodas that are mixed before your eyes from a secret combination of seltzer water and flavorings.
Both the soda fountain and the theater are only a few blocks from anywhere in the Roseway neighborhood. One access route is Roseway Parkway, a five-block park that runs all the way from North East Prescott Street to North East Fremont Street, the commercial end of Roseway. South of the neighborhood is the Rose City Golf Course and neighboring Rose City Park. Schools and churches are also nearby.