Bridlemile is a friendly, inviting community located in Southwest Portland. It is near the Southwest Hills, Healy Heights, Hayhurst, and Hillsdale neighborhoods. As of 2016, the population was 4,740.
The neighborhood was originally purchased by Jack and Ruth Powell. The name “Bridlemile” came to Ruth Powell as she was brushing her teeth one evening, thinking about the land and how she would like to raise horses on it. (“Bridle” refers to the headgear used to control a horse whilst horseback riding).
Bridlemile is known for a strong sense of community involvement. The Bridlemile Neighborhood Association puts on numerous events throughout the year—movies in the park, volunteer events, and more. In addition, the Bridlemile Creek Stewardsare a group of neighbors with a passionate commitment to stream habitat restoration. They help to restore Bridlemile creek tributaries to control erosion, protect property, improve water quality, fish, wildlife and human habitat. They also help homeowners and students to learn how to make their yards and parks a healthy part of the watershed.
The people of Bridlemile make it an appealing location for those interested in community development and maintain a connection and relationship with the people living nearby. Residents can join the Bridlemile Creek Stewards or get involved with community outreach for those in need at Bridlemile Elementary School. The school also enjoys a close relationship with the community.
One of the more notable attractions nearby the neighborhood is Oregon Health and Science University on Marquam Hill, and the Portland aerial tram. The drive up to OHSU offers beautiful views of Portland and surrounding neighborhoods. A popular attraction for commuters and adventurers alike, the aerial tram takes riders 3,300 linear feet above the city during a four-minute trip.
The Bridlemile neighborhood is served by several Trimet busses.
Zip Code: 97221
Most errands require a car
A few nearby public transportation options
Minimal bike infrastructure