Roseway is an older established neighborhood located in northeast Portland. The neighborhood has two parks and a narrow greenway, three schools, a library, and a commercial corridor along Sandy Boulevard. The commercial corridor is lined with cafes, ethnic eateries, restaurants, bakeries, a drug store, grocers, and other shops and services. Services and facilities are within convenient walking distance.
Pedestrians and their pets will experience rain when walking the Roseway area as Portland gets a substantial amount of wet weather due to its coastal location especially during the fall, winter, and spring. Summers are drier with lots of warm sunny days that make rain gear less of a necessity. Winters are cool with temperatures falling below freezing at night with occasional snow. Daytime winter temperatures usually rise above the freezing mark, so icy conditions and snow do not linger for long which is good news for dog walkers who don't want to contend with slippery walkways.
The street layout follows a general urban grid pattern with the notable exception of Sunny Boulevard which runs at an angle through the district. Homes in the area are set on well-landscaped properties with lots of vegetation, large trees, ornamental plantings, and large lawns. Roseway is a well-established district with older vintage homes developed between the 1920s and 1950s. Some interesting historic buildings in the area include the Roseway Theatre which opened in 1924 and has been recently renovated as well as Fairley's Pharmacy, a triangular building on Fremont and Sandy Boulevard that retains its original character.
The terrain is flat and there are sidewalks and grassy boulevards lining residential lanes which make the neighborhood easy to walk around.
Wellington Park is located to the northwest and has some mature shade trees on its border and lots of open areas. There are walking paths providing access to the different sections of this developed park and entertainment to be found on a stroll with your leashed pet.
Glenhaven Park is located in the southern section of the neighborhood and, besides traditional recreational facilities like playgrounds, baseball fields, and tennis courts, there is a skatepark and wading pool for users of this park to enjoy. Both Glenhaven and Wellington Parks host events and live music for neighborhood residents. Check accessibility for your canine companion before planning on bringing your pup along to a local outdoor event in one of the parks.