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A tiny and laid-back neighborhood.
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Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 0 Banks
  • 0 Grocery stores/markets
  • 1 Nightlife options
  • 3 Shops
  • 0 Schools
  • 6 Fitness options




Portage Bay has a low violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Seattle.


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Portage Bay is a small residential neighborhood that slopes down to the Portage Bay body of water. Its tree-lined streets are home to stately Tudor- and Craftsman-style houses. It's known for a high concentration of houseboats.

There's not a whole lot happening here: you'll find a few casual restaurants and a couple shops, but for more excitement you'll need to walk across the bridge to the University District.

Water aficionados will find a rowing center and yacht club.

Portage Bay is bordered on the north and east by Portage Bay (body of water), on the south by Capitol Hill, and on the west by Eastlake.


Downtown Seattle: 3.4 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.1 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Redmond: 14.4 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit

Portage Bay Seattle Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Portage Bay LOCAL schools

Seattle Preparatory School
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Distance:0.30 mi
Tops K-8
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Distance:0.34 mi
Bertschi School
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Distance:0.46 mi
Experimental Education Unit
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Distance:0.62 mi
Montlake Elementary School
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Distance:0.77 mi


Local Flavor   Portage Bay Local Flavor

South Passage Point Park
South Passage Point Park 3320 FUHRMAN AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

Parks sprout up in the strangest places! This little one, and its sister directly across the channel, sit between the pillars of the Freeway Bridge on the water passage between Lake Union and Portage Bay. 

Old School Ironworks
Old School Ironworks 3218 EASTLAKE AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

Cool atmosphere and live music. 

Little Lago
Little Lago 2919 FUHRMAN AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP

Italian style grocery store and deli. 

Le Fournil Bakery & Catering
Le Fournil Bakery & Catering 3230 EASTLAKE AVE E SEATTLE, WA 98102 MAP
Business website

Le Fournil’s classic yet sophisticated catering options are sure to enhance any meeting or event. Catering to Seattle, Bellevue and to the surrounding Puget Sound Area.

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