The Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood offers the urban, funky culture Portland is known for within the context of a family-friendly neighborhood. The population as of 2016 was 8,229.
The neighborhood was platted in 1889. It was named after Sir Walter Scott’s 1821 novel Kenilworth, which was set in Elizabethan, England. Many of the streets in the neighborhood are named after characters and places in the novel, and other stories by Scott.
The Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association offers plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved. One of their most innovative programs is “The Welcome Wagon,” which is designed to cultivate friendship and community among neighbors. Several volunteers called “block captains” volunteer to bring a new gift with products donated by local businesses to new neighbors.
Homes in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood are modest in size and include styles such as Old Portland Foursquare, Victorian, and more.
There are two parks in the Creston-Kenilworth that share a name with the neighborhood: Creston Park and Kenilworth Park. Creston Park includes an area for dogs to run freely without a leash, paved paths, a playground, softball field, and more. Kenilworth Park includes a playground, volleyball court, tennis court, and more.
Creston-Kenilworth is located near popular SE neighborhoods Woodstock and Brooklyn. However, Creston-Kenilworth is a draw in its own right because of the presence of Trader Joe’s, a popular grocer of which there are only a few locations throughout Portland. For more shopping, residents can head down Division Street or to the Hawthorne District. Additionally, the neighborhood isn’t too far from downtown Portland.
The neighborhood is well-served by public transportation and is generally bike friendly.
Zip Code: 97202
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips