About 12,200 in St. Johns; 603,000 in the city of PortlandPopular house styles:
Craftsman bungalows and various vernacular stylesPrices:
You'll pay about $185,000 for a fixer-upper; restored homes go for $300,000 and up.
Once a city itself before residents voted to be annexed by Portland, in 1915, this historically working-class enclave at the tip of the peninsula formed by the Willamette and Columbia Rivers is seeing a wave of newcomers as thirtysomething couples flock here for affordable homes.
Among the best for: Editors' Picks
, The West
, Cottages and Bungalows
, City Living
, Easy Commute
, First-Time Buyers
, Lots to Do