Running along the Max yellow line on the western boundary, the Piedmont neighborhood’s eastern boundary touches Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Columbia Boulevard is the northern most boundary and the neighborhood stretches down to Ainsworth Street.
Just under a square mile in size, the Piedmont neighborhood is easily walkable to its 7,262 residents (as of 2013). Major bus lines, the yellow max line, and easy access to the freeway gives Piedmont residents lots of opportunities to explore the rest of Portland.
Historically, this neighborhood was a suburb of Portland, but today it has developed into something more. Boasting a wonderful rose garden at Peninsula Park and a central location, it is no wonder this neighborhood has seen an influx of residents in recent years.
The Piedmont neighborhood has its share of coffee shops and a local New Seasons, but there is not too much directly in the neighborhood as far as restaurants. Close proximity to nearby neighborhoods makes this a moot point though; locals can easily get to the nearby Mississippi or Kenton neighborhoods in minutes by foot, bike, or car.
Every year the North Sunday Parkways event blocks off roads for people-powered movement though different neighborhoods. One of the best stops during this event is at Peninsula Park. Here you can find activities for both young and old including a swimming pool and tennis courts.
Connected to Peninsula Park is the Peninsula Rose Garden. The Peninsula Rose Garden is a Piedmont neighborhood must do. Roses are the focal point in this sunken and formal garden and it’s impossible not to be blown away by their beauty.
Piedmont Zip Code: 97217
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips