The Rose City Park neighborhood boasts a close-knit community and the charm of a historic small town within the city. Located in Northeast Portland, it ishome to 9,504 people as of 2016. The neighborhood is loosely structured around the neighborhood’s namesake, the Rose City Park and Rose City Golf Course. It was first platted in 1907.
The majority of the homes in the neighborhood are modern bungalows, along with English cottages and classic ranch style homes. The average home was built in 1917—homes here are some of the oldest in the city, and many have been restored to maintain their historicity but updated for modern living.
Like the surrounding neighborhoods, Rose City Park offers a number of restaurants, boutiques and other amenities within walking or short driving distance. In addition, there is more than 5 miles of lanes for biking in the neighborhood.
Rose City Park Attractions
Rose City Park is the neighborhood’s epicenter. It offers plenty of green spaces for an outdoors stroll, a family picnic, or a neighborhood softball game. Nearby, the Portland State University women’s softball team plays their games at the Normandale Park, which draws spectators from all over the neighborhood.
Built in 1923, the Rose City Golf Course is the second oldest golf course in Portland. It is located within the heart of Northeast Portland’s residential zone, making it a popular destination for golfers from multiple neighborhoods in the area. The clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the land the course is built on has at different points in time been used for planes, trains, horses, motorcycles, and cars.
Neighborhood residents can find some of the best kept secrets for casual dining in Portland—Du’s Grill and Ohana Hawaiian Café are popular spots for a quick meal, while Rheinlander is known for delicious German fare.
Zip Code: 97213
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips