Winding roads, quaint streets, and picturesque homes characterize the Northwest Heights neighborhood in Portland, located on the west side of Portland’s West Hills. The population in 2016 was 1,425 people, making it one of the less populated areas in the city. What the area lacks in population, it makes up for in scenery—many of the homes in Northwest Heights offer stunning views of the valley, the Portland skyline and city, and the Willamette River. The main thoroughfare through the neighborhood is Skyline Boulevard, which winds through the hills and offers access to downtown Portland and the suburbs.
The average home was built in 1991, giving the homes in the neighborhood a distinctly modern vibe when compared to the neighborhoods nearby. The majority of the homes are single family homes, making the Northwest Heights neighborhood a good choice for both young families, empty-nesters, and anything in between.
Northwest Heights Attractions
The beautiful surroundings of Northwest Heights could be attributed to its proximity to Forest Park, one of Portland’s urban green spaces. Northwest Heights residents are able to access the park easily, where they will find hiking trails, biking trails, and a sanctuary of sorts right within the urban core of Portland.
In addition, Northwest Heights residents have some of the closest access to Northwest Portland shops, eateries, and more (outside of residents of the Northwest District). NW 21st and 23rd offer a wide variety of dining and shopping actions within a relatively wide price range, as well as the historic Alphabet District and “Slab Town.”
Northwest Heights also boasts an easy commute for residents to downtown Portland for the workday, as well as quick access to the suburbs via Skyline and Lovejoy to Cornell Road, or Burnside.
Bordering Neighborhoods: Forest Park
Almost all errands require a car
It is possible to get on a bus
Minimal bike infrastructure