Foster-Powell, or FoPo as it is affectionately called by the locals, is a triangular neighborhood in Southeast Portland bound by the main arteries Powell Boulevard, Foster Boulevard, and SE 82nd.
Many of the original homes in the neighborhood were built in the late 1890’s and early 20th century following the construction of Portland’s first streetcar that ran down Foster Blvd. As a result, many of the homes in FoPo are classic Victorians and bungalows that represent quintessential Portland architecture.
FoPo has seen a surge in redevelopment and revitalization in recent years. Older Portland natives may remember a time when FoPo couldn’t boast the hipness it now can; Foster and Powell rapidly becoming fun, active business districts with a lean towards authentic ethnic cuisine. Compared to nearby neighborhoods, the relative affordability of FoPo is also attractive to people who want the convenience of it’s location without the higher prices surrounding neighborhoods.