The Victorian Character


These romantic homes capture many a home buyers heart. With an abundance of detail, textures and colors. The Queen Anne architecture is commonly referred to as Victorian style.

This style influences the Colonial Revival which came after.


  • 1 - 3 stories

  • Complex design with ornate trim

  • Asymmetrical shape, often L-shaped

  • Cross-gabled or hipped

  • Highly ornamented using wall surfaces for decorative texture and elements like patterned shingles

  • Round and octagonal rooms are often common

  • Partial or full front porch

  • Bay windows

  • Bright colors

  • Dominant front facing gable

  • Large porches, sometimes wrapping around

  • Details like spindle work, fish scale siding are used in abundance


  • Queen Anne: Noted for it’s ornamental excess

Years Built

  • 1830-1910

Try to put in a bed in a round room. Did you know you’ll often find round rooms in Victorian homes, esp. Queen Annes.

Victorian houses are prevalent on the Eastside of Portland but you’ll find a high concentration in these neighborhoods.

Overview of Victorian Houses for Sale in Portland

Victorian Homes for Sale in Portland, Oregon

These latest homes on the market were built before 1910 and are priced at $450,000 or more.

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