The Pleasant Valley neighborhood is located near the Powell Butte natural area. In 2016, the population was 6,928. Neighborhood boundaries are from SE 111th to 190th west to east, and from SE Powell to SE Clatsop north to south. It is nearby the Lents, Powellhurst-Gilbert, and Centennial neighborhoods.
Homes are generally more affordable because of the neighborhood’s location, as it is a bit more removed from the urban core of Portland. However, as with other neighborhoods in the area, this is perhaps part of its appeal—it offers a rural, small-town feel without sacrificing the proximity of a major city. The Pleasant Valley neighborhood is also ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities and having access to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Homes in the neighborhood are largely craftsman bungalows, Tudor cottages, and mid-century ranches.
Pleasant Valley Attractions
One of the more unique aspects of the neighborhood is Powell Butte, an extinct cinder cone volcano, which is near Johnson Creek. There are miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. There is abundant wildlife in the park.Johnson Creek is an urban creek with remnant populations of native salmon and steelhead. The park includes 608 acres of meadowland and forest—offering a natural reprieve in the context of the city.
Another great outdoor area in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood is Eastridge City Park. It includes paved paths, picnic tables, basketball courts, and a playground. It has become a common meeting place for the neighborhood. The Springwater Corridor is also a popular spot for hiking, biking, and otherwise enjoying the beauty of Portland. There are three ponds and miles of trails to enjoy.
The neighborhood offers easy access to a number of other Portland neighborhoods via Highway 26, I-205, and Foster Road.
Zip Code: 97236
Almost all errands require a car
It is possible to get on a bus
Minimal bike infrastructure