Arnold Creek is a friendly, peaceful community in southwest Portland. Beautiful, well-kept homes and regal trees line the streets, which are typically quiet. It is near Lake Oswego and borders the West Portland Park, Markham, Marshall, and Collins View neighborhoods. The population as 2016 was 3,190.
Homes in Arnold Creek are a mix of old Portland architecture and modern design. The average home was built in 1984.
Residents of Arnold Creek enjoy close proximity to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. The neighborhood is an ideal location for those who would like to live within the city but enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It is roughly 15 minutes away from downtown Portland and 10 minutes from Lake Oswego, according to local residents.
Arnold Creek Attractions
The Tryon Creek State Natural Area is in close proximity to the Arnold Creek neighborhood. Described as “oasis in the city,” the Tryon Creek State Natural Area is the only state park within a major metropolitan area. It includes 8 miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horseback riding trails, a 3 mile paved bicycle trail, 8 bridges and a wetland boardwalk, a nature center with interpretive exhibits, and more. Guided hikes, summer camps, school field trips, and a junior ranger program are offered. The park was originally zoned with the intention of providing a natural area “typical of the Willamette Valley ecosystem” in the Portland metropolitan area.
While the majority of the neighborhood is residential (mainly single-family homes with few apartments or condos), the neighborhood is located near a number of amenities with easy access to shopping and dining. Nearby Lake Oswego offers a number of restaurants such as Oswego Grill, Babica Hen Café, and La Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie and includes many locations for grocery shopping and other necessities.
Almost all errands require a car
It is possible to get on a bus
Minimal bike infrastructure