The Southwest Portland area is where the majority of the city’s suburbs are located. An ideal area for young families, neighborhoods here are typically filled with charming homes built on large lots. Much of the area is located within close proximity to northwest Portland, and residents of Southwest Portland neighborhoods are offered easy access to much of the city, while experiencing day-to-day life in a peaceful, suburban setting.
Southwest Portland Attractions
Perhaps one of the most prominent features of Southwest Portland is the abundance of natural areas. The Ashcreek Natural Area and the Tryon Creek Natural Area both offer Southwest Portland residentsa peaceful oasis whilst still being in the city. The Marquam Nature Park is another popular park. It encompasses more than 200 acres of undeveloped land and more than 7 miles of hiking trails, making it the third largest park in Portland. Another of Portland’s largest park, Gabriel Park, offers walking trails, softball and baseball fields, an area for dogs to run freely without a leash, and more. Other popular parks include Council Crest, Maricara Park, and more.
Southwest Portland also encompasses Multnomah Village. Multnomah Village is a charming commercial area located in the neighborhood, described as “quintessentially Portland.” There are dozens of unique shops, delicious eateries, art galleries, and more. Popular stops include Nectar, Peachtree Gifts, Annie Bloom’s Books, Peggy Sunday’s, Village Beads, Thinker Toys, and many more. A number of medical offices are also located in or around Multnomah Village.
Another popular spot in Southwest Portland is Alpenrose Dairy. Plenty of young families make their way to the field at Alpenrose for Little League games. Alpenrose is also the site of the softball Little League World Series! There are also other community events at the dairy, including an Easter Egg hunt, “Christmas at Dairyville,” and more.