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Roseway Vibes

By David Columbus, June 9, 2021

photo credit: Roseway Theatre

Roseway is a family friendly neighborhood filled with vintage charms and businesses. Roseway is close to I-84 ad I-205 for an easy commute and quick access to the airport. The three neighborhood schools are Scott ElementaryRoseway Heights Middle School, which has been a school since 1911, and McDaniels High School. McDaniels was formerly known as Madison High School and is undergoing a major renovation with plans to re-open in Fall of 2021. The neighborhood includes 2 city parks, Wellington Park and Glenhaven Park, and Portland’s unofficial East Park Blocks, also known as the Roseway Parkway on 72nd Ave.

Roseway Destinations:

Roseway Theatre – The Roseway Theater is operated as an independent, family owned movie house. It opened in 1924. Recently restored, the  movie theater features superior digital picture and sound quality. 1st run movies are just $8. Folks rave about the popcorn here!

Fairley’s Pharmacy – Fairley’s Pharmacy is an independent, full-service pharmacy and soda fountain that has been locally owned and operated since 1913. We offer all of the medications and services of a modern pharmacy, but with the friendly, personalized service of an independent business. At Fairley’s Pharmacy, we believe that being a local independent pharmacy means providing healthcare and compounding services to our patients that are customized to meet their needs. Stop by today and experience what personalized care for over 100 years feels like.

Ed’s House of gems – Everything for the Rockhound! This old school rock shop is a must for rock hounds and a fun place to check out for folks that are not. They are a cornerstone of the Roseway Business community. Check out their huge collection of the Oregon state rock – The Thunderegg or stock up lapidary supplies.

Ohana Hawaiian Cafe – It all started as a far-fetched dream; to pursue our passion for good, satisfying food and our love for serving people by opening our own restaurant. Beginning with our age-old family recipes, all the way to the server bringing your dish, it is our goal that each and every one of our guests will experience a warmth that can only be felt when around family. After all, Ohana does mean family. We welcome you to join us and be a part of it.

Cameo Cafe – Cameo Café’s menu is packed with everything from traditional breakfast items, such as our buttermilk pancakes and omelets, to our Korean-inspired dinner items like the Bulgogi Burger. We’ve served our local community delectable dishes for more than 20 years.


Population 6,323

Median Age 39

Under 18 years 17.8%

18 to 64 years 72.1%

65 years and over 10.2%

Learn More:

Travel Portland Roseway Neighborhood Guide

Roseway Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Map

Roseway Neighborhood Facebook Group

David Columbus

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients. In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery, delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew. David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back. In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left, and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months. He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club.
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