6.0 out of 10

West Portland Park

45.4466966416485 -122.720034607939
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet Residential Community With Lots Of Green Space"

West Portland Park is close to where I live and it’s a nice Southwest Portland community located near the popular Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus.

This neighborhood feels very secluded with nice homes on large lots. This area is particularly attractive to those buying their first homes or those with families who enjoy a laid back lifestyle while still being less than 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

While there are newer homes being built here and scattered around, typically you will find the majority were built during 1940’s through 1980s. Thus, you will still a variety of home styles from ranch, contemporary to traditional. Most are well kept and the neighborhood is very family friendly. If you want green space in your community, look no further than West Portland Park nature area which is very popular for their trails and abundant wild life. Holly Farm Park is a few years old and is a very popular skate park where skaters come from all over to ride their unique bowl designs.

Shopping and entertainment is fairly limited in West Portland Park. Residents often travel to nearby Lake Oswego, Tigard or Beaverton to find what they are looking for, but you will find some ethnic restaurants such as The Hummus Shop, Kohi Osakaya and Baba Fresh which is popular with the college crowd.
Pros
  • Natural settings
  • Relaxing
  • Family friendly
  • Green spaces
Cons
  • Some traffic near I-5
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Residential Neighborhood With Great Park"

Southwest Portland's West Portland Park neighborhood surrounds a park of the same name. West Portland Park Natural Area, as it is officially called, is a large wilderness area with plenty of trails to explore. There are also several other nice green spaces in the neighborhood, including Holly Farm Park, which has a skate park. Thanks to these open spaces, West Portland Park feels more suburban than other areas of Portland, making it a popular option among families looking to raise their kids away from the hurried downtown core.

This neighborhood lies at the very south of the city, just south of I-5. The northern part of the neighborhood is known to residents as Capitol Hill. There, you'll find an Islamic Center, Islamic School, and Mosque, along with the Capitol Hill Library. This part of the neighborhood feels distinct from the rest of West Portland Park.

The typical West Portland Park resident is a college-educated, married couple with kids. Homes are expensive, though there a number of apartments for those who are searching for affordable housing near West Portland Park. The areas immediately surrounding the park, in particular, are fairly upscale residential streets. For less expensive housing, look north of the park.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Green spaces
  • Natural settings
  • Relaxing
Cons
  • Houses can be expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Family Friendly SW Portland Neighborhood"

West Portland Park is a SW Portland neighborhood that will allow residents to feel as though they have escaped to the suburbs. This family friendly area has a strong sense of community and a variety of pretty home styles. Many homes are engulfed by forests and will appeal to the nature lover. Speaking of nature, West Portland Park has plenty of nature to offer. It has the West Portland Natural Area, which is about 14 acres of lovely trees and trails.

Also unique to West Portland Park is Holly Farm Park. This park used to be a site for cultivating holly trees. In 2007 it opened as a park complete with a great playground. One thing that makes Holly Farm Park unique is that it has a very cool skatespot where skateboarders can enjoy themselves. They are also fun to watch!

While residents will find themselves heading to downtown or beaverton for most of their shopping and entertainment, West Portland Park does have some infrastructure including a Multnomah County Library and several bars and restaurants. Due to the fact that this area is so close to Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus, there are also some apartment buildings in West Portland Park.
Pros
  • Natural settings
  • Relaxing
Cons
  • Some traffic near I-5
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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