The Madison-South neighborhood is located in Northeast Portland, bordering Roseway, Sumner, Montavilla, Woodland Park, and Mayland Park. In 2016, the population was 7,755, and the median age of neighborhood residents is 37. It is bordered by I-84 and I-205.
The Madison south neighborhood is known for its green spaces, and those with an affinity for outdoor activities would likely appreciate life in the neighborhood. The neighborhood has a largely residential feel, but includes a number of local ethnic restaurants. It is a good location for first-time home buyers because of the affordability of homes.
Unlike other neighborhoods in Northeast Portland, cars are the most popular form of transportation. However, the Madison South neighborhood does include a MAX line which offers easy access to commuting downtown for work or play.
One of Portland’s largest churches, City Bible Church, is located in the neighborhood and is known for a number of community development initiatives.
Rocky Butte is an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte located in the Madison South neighborhood. A rotating beacon at the top of the butte makes Rocky Butte visible for miles. It is a very popular location in Portland for climbing, hiking, and enjoying a breathtaking view of Portland’s skyline. Currently, City Bible Church, Portland Bible College, and City Christian Schools make their home on Rocky Butte.
The Grotto is also located in the Madison South neighborhood. The Grotto is a secluded Catholic shrine and sanctuary which was designed to “provide a welcoming presence and a beautiful environment conducive to peace, quiet, and spiritual inspiration.” It is designed to be a sanctuary for people of all faiths and walks of life, and also includes a variety of ministries that offer counseling, education, spiritual direction and liturgical celebrations. The Grotto is home to the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, the “Grotto Festival of Lights.”
Zip Code: 97220
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Some bike infrastructure