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South Waterfront: Area Profile

Portland's Newest Neighborhood

The SOWA (South Waterfront) area is a totally new development rising from what was formerly industrial land next to the Willamette River. It is a close-in neighborhood that is located south of downtown between Riverplace and John's Landing. This new community will have easy access to the city center by trolley and to OHSU by tramway. Most of the development will be in high-rise buildings. Views of the river, city and mountains will be spectacular. The condos that are currently being sold, The Meriwether & John Ross & Atwaters, are under construction and not yet ready for occupancy. In time, SOWA is expected to be a significant neighborhood, similar to the Pearl District in many ways.