Kerns is a neighborhood within Portland, Oregon.
Kerns offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. This part of the city has a large number of streets for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though the streets are often busy with people, few of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and with its about 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Green spaces, such as Buckman Field, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to enjoy, resulting in them being easy to get to from most locations in this neighborhood.
Roughly 40% of buildings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Kerns, and the remaining dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. A majority of the housing growth in this area happened before the 1960s. This neighborhood has quite a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while the remainder are occupied by owners.
In Kerns, property owners will usually be able to reach primary as well as high schools by walking. Residents benefit from public and private high schools. When it comes to eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in Kerns. In addition, there are over 50 restaurants and about 10 coffee shops to experience in Kerns. It is also a rather short distance to a decent choice of clothing stores.
Kerns allows property owners to get around by a diversity of modes of transportation. This part of the city features a good public transit infrastructure. There are a few bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually very close. Kerns is also a fairly good part of Portland for getting around by car. Most houses for sale are a very short drive from the nearest highway, such as Banfield Expressway, and it is easy to park. Kerns is especially well-suited for walking; all daily needs can be met without having to use a vehicle, and many businesses are very nearby.