Glenfair is located in East Portland, near Wilkes, Hazelwood, and Centennial. The population as of 2016 was 3,067, and 55% of households include at least one member under the age of 18.
Glenfair and Centennial were formerly called the Lynch District. Because of the area’s distance from the urban core of Portland, the neighborhoods remained largely as they had upon first being settled in the early 1800’s. While Northwest Portland was beginning to build into the urban environment it is today, east Portland was largely used for farming or other agricultural endeavors through the early 20th century. Even today, Glenfair is a contrast to the bustling, fast-paced downtown area.
The Glenfair Neighborhood Association is an active player in the community. It was formed in 1996, when the Portland Planning Bureau introduced a plan to rezone the neighborhood. It was formed with the intent of preserving the neighborhood’s inner core of single family homes.
The neighborhood has a high retention rate; in 2016, 83.5% of residents were in the same house they had lived in the previous year. It is situated in an ideal location for those who would like to live in Portland at a more affordable rate, because it is not as close to the urban core of Portland as other neighborhoods.
Glenfair Park is a popular spot for walking, soccer, and also includes an area for dogs to run freely without a leash. It is located in the center of the neighborhood, and is popular for families with young children in the summertime. The Glendoveer Golf Course is also nearby, and offers an excellent golfing experience at an affordable rate.
Neighborhood residents have easy access to major streets such as Burnside and Glisan, which offer a quick route to other parts of Portland, such as SE Portland or downtown.
Zip code: 97230
Most errands require a car
Many nearby public transportation options
Some bike infrastructure