Sellwood feels much less "hipster" and "chic" than say, Mississippi Ave, Alberta Arts or the Pearl-- but a definite, at ease kind of 'anything goes, all are welcome' type of feeling is present on these streets. Like most Portland neighborhoods, Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods feel very self-sustaining. Local grocery store New Seasons, many local coffee shops plus a few local coffee roasters make this community feel warm and a lot like its own small town. Walking the streets in Sellwood and Moreland neighborhoods invokes a "back in the good old days" feeling. This area is family friendly, walkable, and livable with a strong sense of community pride.
Sellwood Antique Row has been a haven for antique collectors, gift buyers and browsers for nearly 40 years. This quiet area in Southeast Portland is where some two dozen antique stores stretch for several blocks along 13th Avenue, as well as coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and craft stores and even an historic amusement park. A leisurely spent afternoon in Sellwood is a perfect for rummaging through through some military memorabilia, mid-century furniture, costume jewelry and collectable art. Most of the shops closing in the early hours, don't have any web addresses, and are very old-fashioned.
Sellwood Moreland is a suburb and isn't very dense. It's all single family houses with a main shopping street. It's a pre-war suburb with a grid street layout.
The neighborhood has 6 bus routes that passes through it plus the new orange max line.