On the West: the railroad tracks (approximately SE 23rd Ave);
On the North: SE Holgate Avenue (south side of the street)
On the East: SE 39th Avenue (West side of the street) between Holgate Blvd and Woodstock Blvd.
On the South: between the railroad tracks East on SE Reedway, South on SE 28th Ave, along Eastmoreland Golf Course to Woodstock Blvd. On the South side of Reed College property (Woodstock Blvd.) East to SE 39th Ave, North to SE Holgate Blvd. The Reed NA shares the Reed College Campus with the Eastmoreland NA.
Bounded on the west by the Union Pacific rail yards, Reed includes an area of light industrial and commercial businesses from SE 24th to SE 28th Avenues. They include (among others) floor and cabinetry shops, stone masons, auto restoration, door and clothing manufacturing, a brewery, food warehousing, cleaning services, and small businesses sharing warehouse space. From 28th to 39th Avenues, the neighborhood is primarily residential.
To the south, it is bordered by the Reed College Campus. Reed Neighborhood is walking distance to schools, churches, and shopping, and is bordered by parks and the protected natural wetland habitat of the Reed Lake and Crystal Springs Creek.
Reed is a quiet, safe neighborhood that still has a few of its original farmhouses, but generally reflects a “mid-century” architectural style of small Cape Cod bungalows from the 40s and 50s and modern ranch style
homes from the 60s and 70s. Reed Neighborhood is recognized by its well-groomed landscape, mature trees and flowering shrubs, and yards with vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
Reed boasts two “Heritage” trees on SE 37th Avenue south of Steele. The Monterey Pine and the Coulter Pine, both very rare to Portland, were planted by Joseph A Manning in the 1920’s. Other memorable trees can be observed on a casual “tree walk” though the neighborhood.