Nestled into the Tualatin Mountain range, the regal Arlington Heights neighborhood features homes that reflect Portland’s rich history through architectural design, set among stunning displays of the city skyline, mountains, and more. The neighborhood is part of Portland’s Washington Park, and encompasses .159 square miles.
It is fitting that the first house in the neighborhood was built by an architect in 1911, as the homes display a wide variety of architectural styles. A number of homes are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the A.H. Maegly house built in 1915, which is said to emulate Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style design.
After World War 1, there was a boom in construction and 100 houses were built in the neighborhood. Today, homes are being built on hillsides which may have been deemed too steep in the past due to advancements in structural design, offering breathtaking views of Oregon’s natural beauty.
Arlington Heights Attractions
Arlington Heights boasts one of the highest concentrations of parks and natural areas of neighborhoods in Northwest Portland. The International Rose Test Garden offers residents the chance to take a stroll among more than 7,000 rose plants of more than 550 varieties, and the nearby Japanese Gardens offer a respite from the day-to-day in a peaceful and serene setting. Hoyt Arboretum and the Oregon Zoo are also within walking distance.
Washington Park also includes several hiking trails of varying difficulty which loop throughout the park and offer easy access to nearby attractions, including the historic Pittock Mansion which is located just a short distance from the neighborhood.
Northwest 23rd Avenue is within walking, biking, or driving distance of the neighborhood and includes some of Portland’s most well-known eateries and retail destinations, including Salt and Straw Ice Cream, Blue Star Donuts, Casa del Matador, Blush Beauty Bar, EcoVibe Apparel, and more.
Zip Code: 97201
Most errands require a car
Many nearby public transportation options
Minimal bike infrastructure