Fun Things to Do in Sellwood

Fun Things to Do in Sellwood

Sellwood is a unique South Portland neighborhood, overlooking the Willamette River which has become one of the most popular areas in the city thanks to its vintage vibe and small town feel. The vibrant community has much to offer for both locals and visitors alike. Here we guide you through some of the best things to do in Sellwood. 

Antiques & Unique Treasures

Historic Sellwood is one of Portland's best neighborhoods for treasure hunting. Here are our favorites places to shop for the perfect, one-of-a-kind, special something.

Old Portland Hardware & Architectural

While visiting Old Portland Hardware & Architectural you will feel transported into a bygone era but also feel right at home. As you browse through the 10,000 square foot showroom you will find everything from exquisite lighting, complete collections of vintage hardware, finishes, trinkets and fixtures. The impressive variety of artfully curated goods is sure to spark your creativity - and likely a new home improvement project.

Old Portland Hardware & Architectural is located at 1667 SE Tacoma St in Portland, OR.

Stars & Splendid Antiques Mall

The Stars & Splendid Antique Mall offers an endless variety of collectibles and antiques with tons of vendors, each with their own unique collecting style.  From clothing and jewelry to furniture and home goods, Stars & Splendid is the place to find that perfect one-of-a-kind item.

The Stars & Splendid Antique Mall is located at 7030 SE MIlwaukie Ave in Portland, OR.

Collage PDX

Collage is hands down one of the coolest craft and gift stores you will ever visit. You will find arts & craft supplies, kids project kits, unique journals, office supplies that will make work a little more fun as well as community events and contests. Don't miss out, Collage has the perfect thing to brighten anyone's day.

Collage is located at 1634 SE Bybee Blvd in Portland, OR.

Sellwood Flower Company

We love visiting Sellwood Flower Company. At first glance, their love for flowers is clear. Using fresh, local flowers they create the most beautiful creations and offer  a variety of wine and gifts along with delivery throughout the Portland area. 

Sellwood Flower Company is located at 8215 SE 13th Ave in Portland, OR.

Other shops we love include Clogs-N-More and Coco and Toulouse

Sellwood Parks - From Natural Wonders to Historic Thrills

Sellwood Park

The neighborhood's largest park is a haven for outdoor sports and recreation. Across its almost 17 acres there are soccer, softball and baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, playgrounds, walking, hiking and biking trails as well as public art. The site is also home to the Sellwood Outdoor Pool which offers swimming and community recreation including swimming lessons..

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Sellwood Riverfront Park encompasses over 8 acres of beautiful waterfront property along the Willamette River. The park is boasts a wide-open, off leash play area for your furry friends, a boat dock and canoe launch, landscaped lawns, sandy beaches, picnic tables, a stage and well maintained restrooms. It's a great spot for birders, with sightings of dozens of species to observe. The park also offers year round outdoor learning opportunities for kids of all ages.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge area is an enormous network of meadows, wetlands and woods. Since 2018, a collaboration of local and nationwide agencies have embarked upon a large scale restoration and habitat enhancement project in order to create the best space for local wildlife. This is an amazing place to visit if you are interested in migratory birds, or just birding in general, or if your little ones would like to observe the lives of frogs and salamanders. If you're looking for a way to to escape the hustle and reconnect with nature - this is it.

Oaks Amusement Park

For adventure and thrills - look no further. The Oaks Amusement Park is the oldest, continually operational amusement park in the United States. Opened in 1905, the has maintained its vintage charm while offering over 20 rides, something for all ages and thrill level, as well as games, mini golf and America's oldest and most famous Roller Rink. Don't miss out on the original pipe organ, played during the final sessions on Thursdays and Sundays.

Events & Happenings

Sellwood Community House

The neighborhood community center offers a wide range of classes, events, concerts, after school programs and a monthly marketplace. Visit their calendar of events here.

Sellwood Farmer's Market

The Sellwood Farmer's Market takes place each Wednesday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm and is located on the corner of SE 14th and Bybee Blvd in Sellwood, Portland.

For more community events and activities in Sellwood, be sure to check out the SMILE Neighborhood Association.

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