While primarily an industrial district, Sunderland does have a small residential area along NE Marine Drive. The area is home to warehouses, supply yards, and wetlands. There are pockets of contemporary and new construction homes as well as houseboats along the Columbia river. The Dignity Village homeless settlement is also located in Sunderland.
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East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands and open space combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses. East Columbia is surrounded by three golf courses and bordered on the north by the Columbia River. The entire neighborhood is in a managed floodplain.
Cully is a culturally and economically diverse mix of commercial and residential development. The modest homes on large lots are an urban farmer’s dream. In addition, recent improvements to streets and bike routes and the promise of a 25-acre park prove that Cully is truly an emerging neighborhood. Among residents, there is a strong sense of community identity and active local involvement to improve the quality and livability of the area.
Just 15 miles from Downtown Portland and located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area, Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County. Established in 1829 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, in 1844 it became the first U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated. During the 1840s and 1850s it was the destination for those wanting to file land claims as the last stop on the Oregon Trail. Today the center of the city retains part of its historic character through the preservation of houses and other buildings from the era of the city’s founding. The town is divided into upper and lower areas; the lower area is on a bench next to the Willamette River, and the upper area atop a bluff. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,859.
West Portland Park is a family-friendly neighborhood and a great mix of suburban and rural areas. There are a number of local parks and green spaces in the area.
The Linnton neighborhood is located between Forest Park and the Willamette River along U.S. Route 30. It is a smaller community with roots as a logging town. Linnton is a mix of commercial and industrial buildings, with residential properties tucked into Forest Park. Linnton provides easy access to the trails of Forest Park and is also close to agricultural community Sauvie Island.
A small neighborhood with charming homes, Crestwood is also located near the shops, cafes, and restaurants of Multnomah Village and Barbur. The neighborhood is also home to Woods Memorial Natural Area – a great park for walking, running, or solitude. Downtown Portland is just a short drive away, either via I-5 or Barbur Blvd.
Just six miles east of downtown Portland, Maywood Park is just east of Rocky Butte. Vintage homes and quiet streets are tucked in among old growth timber. Maywood Park is the area’s noted “city within a city” and was incorporated in 1967. Maywood Park is surrounded on all sides by the city of Portland and includes a scenic section of the area’s famed 40-Mile Loop multi-use path.
Like many of the Southwest Portland neighborhoods, Markham has more of a suburban feeling than neighborhoods located closer to the city. There are several great parks and nature areas in this neighborhood, like Marshall Park, with lovely places to escape to while still being in Portland.
The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood boundaries reach from the backyards of the homes along Crystal Springs Blvd in Eastmoreland all the way to Milwaukie. The neighborhood is home to wildlife area Tideman Johnson Park and a portion of the Springwater Corridor – a lovely multi-use trail. Ardenwald is a family-oriented and slightly old fashioned neighborhood.