Portsmouth is located in Portland’s Northern Peninsula, tucked between the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The neighborhood is minutes away from the University of Portland, less than six miles from downtown Portland, and six miles from Vancouver, WA.
This is a diverse and still-developing neighborhood featuring young renters to old home owners and families. There are several choices for groceries stores and markets including New Seasons, Fred Meyer, and Grocery Outlet.
There are also a few bike shops, coffee shops and friendly watering holes within the Portsmouth neighborhood.
The population of Portsmouth is nearly 11,000 (as of 2013) and covers 1.084 square miles.
There are three beautiful parks within the Portsmouth neighborhood, most notably Columbia Park. Columbia Park was acquired in 1891 and covers over 35 acres of land. The park includes a baseball field, several picnic areas, a playground, accessible restroom, horseshoe pit, soccer field, tennis and volleyball courts, and paved walking/running paths. Within Columbia Park is the Historical Columbia Cottage built in 1940. In 1989 it was saved by its neighboring residents from being torn down and replaced by a parking lot.
Portsmouth Zip Code: 97203
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips