The Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, located in southeast Portland, the result of an ongoing community revitalization effort spurred on largely by local residents. Events such as an annual neighborhood clean-up and opportunities to volunteer are just some of the ways Brentwood-Darlington residents have created a thriving community. The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is also highly active.
The neighborhood population, as of 2016, is 13,215. Residents live in a mix of single family homes, apartments, and condos. The average home was built in 1954.
The first residents of the neighborhood were single-family homesteads in 1882. Henry and Mary Ann Miller were drawn to the area by the Donation Land Act of 1850, which was enacted to bring people to settle in Oregon. They eventually owned much of the land alongside George Wills, a Baptist preacher and farmer. It was formerly known as Errol Heights.
There are four parks within the neighborhood or within close proximity: Brentwood Park, which includes an area for dogs to run freely without a leash, several sports fields, and more; Glenwood Park, which includes a basketball court, horse shoe pit, and more; Harney Park, which includes a basketball court, picnic tables, and more; and Mt. Scott Park, which includes a horse shoe pit, tennis courts, and more. These parks give Brentwood-Darlington residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
The Brentwood Community Garden is another popular spot in the neighborhood. It is part of Brentwood Park and was expanded in 2010 through a community partnership with the Home Depot Foundation, Fiskars, and the City of Portland.
The Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood and surrounding areas got a taste of nationwide notoriety when local favorite “The Arleta Library Café” was featured on the Food Network’s hit television show “Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives.” The café is known for “comfort food with a culinary school flair.”
Bordering Neighborhoods: Mt. Scott-Arleta, Woodstock
Zip Code: 97206
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips