Live the Bungalow Dream

The home style that feels homey

The Bungalow is a quintessential Portland house style. Built post World War I, they are very popular with homebuyers and are a smaller version of the Craftsman.

The main differences between a Craftsman and a Bungalow is that Bungalows may or may not have an upstairs. If they do, the upstairs has usually been built into a sloping roof and may even be a converted attic space that has been turned into a living space, master suite or bonus room. It’s rare to find a Bungalow with a full bath on the upper level.

If you are lucky to find a Bungalow with a garage, it will likely be set back behind the house and detached.


  • Low-pitched roof with broad eaves and exposed rafters

  • Large covered front porch with large columns

  • Two symmetrical windows on either side of the porch

  • Open floor plan maximized for efficiency and flow from room to room

  • Usually 1 - 1 ½ stories tall

  • Built-ins for storage and display

  • Siding varieties: California-style craftsman used stucco, Western-style (Portland) used shingle or lapped siding and Chicago-style often used brick.

Years Built

  • 1920s - present

Did you know there is such a thing as the ‘ultimate bungalow’, which refers to a very large and detailed Craftsman-style house.

Bungalows are prevalent in virtually all the Eastside Portland neighborhoods but you’ll find a high concentration in these ones.

Overview of Bungalow Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

View Vintage Bungalow Homes for Sale in Portland, Oregon

These latest homes on the market were built between 1910-1950 and are priced at $400,000 or more.

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