The Far Southwest neighborhood is located in southwest Portland, near the West Portland Park, Ashcreek, and Crestwood neighborhoods. The neighborhood has a decidedly suburban feel and is located near the Sylvania campus of Portland Community College. It is bordered by West Portland Park, Ashcreek, and Crestwood. As of 2016, the population was 1,890.
The Far Southwest neighborhood is an ideal spot for families with younger children, older couples, and younger college students alike. Single-family homes are generally located on larger, sprawling lots, while the presence of Portland Community College makes the neighborhood an attractive location for students who would like a quick commute to their classes. The median age of residents of the neighborhood is 48.
Far Southwest lives up to its name—it is the furthest southwest neighborhood in Portland. However, the proximity of I-5 helps to keep commute times reasonable and allows easy access to other major traffic thoroughfares.
Far Southwest Attractions
Lesser Park is located within the neighborhood boundaries and includes a natural area and unpaved paths. It covers roughly 8 acres and offers a serene and peaceful oasis within the neighborhood.
The Far Southwest neighborhood is situated near I-5, giving residents easy access to major traffic thoroughfares. The freeway runs along the western and northern edges of the neighborhood.
The Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College is the oldest and largest campus of PCC. The campus itself is an attraction—it is set among towering trees and beautiful greenery. The campus includes a state-of-the-art performing arts center, a fitness center with swimming pool, and an innovative “MakerSpace” for “students to create anything their minds can envision.” There are community events, including an annual Winter Powwow at the Sylvania Multicultural Center, which are generally open to the public.
Zip Code: 97219
Most errands require a car
A few nearby public transportation options
Minimal bike infrastructure