About City Lights

A unique and prestigious Portland Heights residential subdivision, sitting just above downtown Portland (OR), is now available for sale. The City Lights – Portland subdivision, comprised of 8 residential home building sites ranging in size from just over 6,000 sq/ft. to nearly 15,000 sq/ft. These special lots offer a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for building your urban dream house! The home sites offer panoramic “million dollar” views of downtown Portland, the Willamette River, snow-capped Mt. Hood to the east, and Mt. Saint Helens to the north. Gated and private roadway, no through traffic, and only 3/8 of a mile walk to downtown Portland, Portland State University, Farmers Market, Street Car, amazing restaurants, museums, shopping, etc... Enjoy the tranquility of a forested hillside retreat and only a five minute downhill walk to our great city.

Site Plan & Homes

LOT 1 | 6,133 Sqft | $545,000
LOT 4 | 14,973 Sqft | $545,000
LOT 7 | 13,525 Sqft | $659,000

LOT 2 | 10,669 Sqft | $639,000
LOT 5 | 9,533 Sqft | $575,000
LOT 8 | 10,189 Sqft | $499,000

LOT 3 | 10,333 Sqft | $595,000
LOT 6 | 11,972 Sqft | $699,000

*Lot sizes are approximate and may not be exact. Lot pricing subject to change at any time

Homes For Sale

Lot 1 – SW Cardinell Way
2,769 sqft • 3 bed • 2.5 bath • 2 car garage
View of City, Mountains, River

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Lot 6 – SW Cardinell Way
4,444 sqft • 4 bed • 4.5 bath • 2 car garage
View of City, Mountains, River

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*estimate, home prices will vary depending on fit and finishes chosen by the buyer.

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Neighborhood & Area

The Subdivision

The subdivision is located within the Southwest Hills of Downtown Portland, providing regional views of the cities’ tallest buildings, the Willamette River, and mountain ranges to the north and east.

This is a prestigious area of stately homes, set back into forested hills, and surrounded by quiet nature walks, jogging paths, and nearby hillside exercise steps. Walk or bike to downtown Portland, the South Park Blocks and Portland State University.

The Neighborhood & Schools

The West Hills neighborhood enjoys top-ranked public and private schools, including; Ainsworth Elementary, West Sylvan Middle School, and Lincoln High School, the #2 rated high school in Oregon. Lincoln High, the 2nd oldest high school in the Western USA, is considered a “classic college preparatory school” by its principal and earned a silver ranking in the US News & World Reports 2010 “Americas Best High Schools” survey. Lincoln High offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Located nearby are a number of prestigious private schools including ST. Thomas Moore, St. Mary's Academy, the NW Chinese Academy and the French American International School just to name a few.

The City

The City Lights-Portland subdivision is located adjacent to Portland State University (PSU) campus and to Portland’s largest employer within city limits, Oregon Health & Science University. The Portland streetcar runs through the PSU area and connects downtown with the Pearl District, NW Portland, South Waterfront as well as the Central East-side and Rose Quarter.

Walk to the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Chinese Gardens and other Portland landmarks. The area is built up and there are very limited home building sites remaining in the West Hills area, making this subdivision not only unique, but “one-of-a-kind”.

Private & Gated Community

The City Lights-Portland subdivision is located in a private and gated community, just south of Portland State University. The community is accessed via a private road and electronic gate, located off SW Cardinell Drive and uphill of SW 12th Street. The unobstructed City Lights home sites sit uphill of the established phase I homes. The location affords convenient access to the central business district (CBD), Highway 26, Interstate-5, and Interstate freeways I-84 and 405. The neighborhood consists of upscale single family residences and condominium projects. Due to a shortage of developable land, new construction has been extremely limited in the Southwest Hills, with the exception of custom homes on infill or tear-down lots. This special property is the last of its kind.

Building - Team

Bring your own builder to build your dream home or, City Lights is proud to have partnered with some of the absolute best people in the business to help you create your vision:

Todd Delahunt of Delahunt Homes - The Delahunt Homes team has been crafting and building homes since 1992. Due to the complexity and detail we put into our work as a standard (and boy are our standards high!), we will take on just a few projects at a time. Those projects range from extensive renovations to high-end, custom-built homes. From contemporary to traditional, whatever style you choose, the overall goal is to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the homeowner, which makes each of our custom-built homes unique. Please call me personally at 503-407-8101, or check out our website at www.delahunthomes.com

Eric Meyers and Summit Development Group - building high-end, innovative, cutting edge homes in Lake Oswego and Portland. Got to summitdevelopmentgroup.com for more info and examples of our high quality and recent projects.

Ralph Tahran, founder and formerly at OTAK Architects - Ralph is one of the most well respected architects in Portland. His work can bee seen everywhere, from downtown Portland Buildings, to incredible private residences in the West Hills. Call Ralph with questions at 503-539-8802

Trusted Contractors

The owners of City Lights – Portland would like to acknowledge the subcontractors and related businesses that have supported and helped with the build-out of the project, including:

NW Earthworks

Infrastructure & Utilities
Matt Calhoun
Phone: 503-572-5002

PLI Systems

Retaining Walls & Pilings
Manuel Castinada
Phone: 503-649-8111

ZCS Engineering, Inc.

Civil Engineering Services
Josh Modin
Phone: 503-884-7425

Hardman Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Scott Hardman
Phone: 503-822-5347

Statewide Survey

Greg Ergaleau
Phone: 503-665-7777

Garvey, Schubert, Barer

Legal Services
John Junkin, Joe West
Phone: 503-228-3939

Winterbrook Planning

Environmental Services
Tim Brooks
Phone: 503-827-4422

Lewis & Clark Bank

Commercial Banking
Mark Ellingson
Phone: 503-212-3112

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Mike Maloney

Phone: 503-539-8312
Email: mikem@solderaproperties.com

Patrick Krause

Phone: 503-807-4430
Email: pk@patrickkrause.com