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.
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West Linn is a city in Clackamas County with a history of early development, prompted by the opportunity to harvest energy from nearby Willamette Falls. It has beautiful, well-maintained parks and year-round recreational activities, and is right across the river from Oregon City.
Most Sylvan-Highlands homes were built in the 1950-60s, although a number of new condos and townhouses have been built in recent years. Homes facing west have a view of the coastal mountain range. Some Sylvan-Highlands residents walk from their homes to the MAX Light Rail stop at the Zoo to either head into downtown for work or out to the west suburbs for work in one of the high-tech companies.
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.
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.
Northwest Heights offers beautiful homes, stunning views and a feel of seclusion from the rest of Portland. The neighborhood abuts Forest Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the country, with its miles of hiking trails through lush green woodland. The neighborhood itself is made of large, manicured homes and is about as close as you can get to living in a lush, forested park.
The ever popular Mount Tabor Park is the neighborhood’s principal feature. The neighborhood also marks the eastern end of the Hawthorne District. The campus of Western Seminary is located on the western slope, overlooking downtown Portland. Mt. Tabor is one of the few neighborhoods on the east side that offers hills and views.
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 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.