Mt. Scott-Arleta is one of the more suburban neighborhoods of southeast Portland. The majority of the neighborhood is comprised of single family homes. As of 2016, the population was 7,193.The majority of homes in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood are Foursquares, Old Portland, Tudor, Colonial, Bungalow, and more.
Like many neighborhoods in Southeast Portland, the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood was at one point part of a Donation Land Claim from 1855. The neighborhood went through several ownership transfers, beginning with Isaac Williams, who sold it to Daniel Little and then Ypsilanti Smith. As development continued in the city, a trolley line was built in order to improve ease of access to surrounding neighborhoods. The Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood gets its name in part from the trolley line which served the area, which was called the Mt. Scott trolley line.
In addition to single family homes, there are also options for townhomes or condos, making the neighborhood an appealing locale for young families and singles. The median age of residents is 38.
Mt. Scott-Arleta Attractions
One of the frequently visited stops in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood is the Mt. Scott Community Center. It includes an indoor 6-lane lap pool, adult and youth fitness classes, leisure fitness center with cardio equipment, a waterslide, traverse rock climbing wall, skating rink, and more.
For outdoor activities, the Mt. Scott Park is a good option. It includes a horseshoe pit, paved and unpaved paths, picnic area, playground, softball field, and tennis court.
The Arleta Library Café is nearby the neighborhood and is a well-known spot in Portland. Thecafé got a taste of nationwide notoriety when it 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.”
Zip Code: 97206
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Most errands require a car
Biking is convenient for most trips