Centennial is located in east Portland, bordering Gresham as well as the Glenfair,Powelhurst-Gilbert, Hazelwood, and Pleasant Valley neighborhoods in Portland. The neighborhood is known for an active community focused on neighborhood revitalization through several City of Portland bureaus, including the extensive East Portland Action Plan.
As of 2016, the population was 25,273, making it one of Portland’s more densely populated neighborhoods. The majority of Centennial residents live in single-family homes or apartments, with the average home being built in 1986.Because Centennial is one of the furthest east neighborhoods, housing prices may be lower, making it a more affordable option for living in Portland.
More than 50% of Centennial residents live in a household with at least one person under the age of 18, and there are several parks within the neighborhood boundaries—Centennial is a popular place to raise children!
The Centennial neighborhood is well-situated in an area where a variety of amenities are easily accessible, including groceries, gas, shopping, and more. The neighborhood is also well served by public transportation. The MAX light rail line runs through Gresham and to downtown Portland, the Portland International Airport, and more.
The Centennial Neighborhood Association also hosts events to help neighbors get to know one another. In recent years, the neighborhood has partnered with other East Portland neighborhoods to host “National Night Out,” which includes a movie in the park, a performance from a local music group, local vendors, representatives from the local fire and police stations to meet children, and booths from organizations like the American Red Cross, SUN Portland, the East Portland Community Center, the Multnomah County Library, and more.
The Centennial neighborhood is also home to a number of parks, which in recent years have been part of the focus of neighborhood revitalization and beautification projects.
Zip Code: 97223
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Some bike infrastructure