So many neighborhoods and so little time: Snapshot of Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
One of Portland’s “up-and-coming” neighborhoods that had a slightly slower start than some of the others, Powellhurst-Gilbert is now attracting a new wave of families and folks seeking more affordable housing with room to grow. With easily commutable thoroughfares (including biking along The Springwater Corridor), access to interesting and varied eateries and shopping, and natural areas rich with Douglas Firs and urban hiking options, Powellhurst-Gilbert is finally coming into its own.
In the mid-1800s, settlers arrived in the area via the Northern portion of the Oregon Trail, which later became Foster Road (named after Philip Foster). Primarily consisting of farmers, Powellhurst-Gilbert is still known for its homes situated on large lots that are ideal for urban agriculture.
Powellhurst-Gilbert, as we know it today, is a very diverse neighborhood, and is connected to some of Portland’s most beautiful nature-based assets, with Kelly Butte and Powell Butte natural areas being popular recreational spots for several surrounding communities.
Popular destinations in Powellhurst-Gilbert: Toast for brunch, Pure Spice Chinese restaurant, Foster Burger, An Xuyen Bakery, Space Monkey Coffee, Gladstone St. Pizza, or hit the food carts at Portland Mercado. Mt. Scott Community Center to swim and gym!
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