Situated in Southwest Portland, the Hillsdale neighborhood offers the charms of a family-friendly community along with the metropolitan appeal of downtown Portland. Hillsdale was originally settled by German, Swiss, and Italian immigrants in the 1880’s, who paved the way for the neighborhood’s development into the urban community it is today. In 2010, Hillsdale’s main street was classified as a “Main Street District” by the National Trust for Historic Prevention.
Hillsdale has a population of 9,366 people over 2.003 square miles. Hillsdale’s main thoroughfare Capitol Highway provides quick access to downtown or North Portland, as well as the Beaverton area—offering an easy and accessible morning commute.
The majority of homes in Hillsdale are split-level ranch homes, and few were built before the 1940’s as development in the area took off in the 1950’s. The highest concentration of multi-level ranch homes in the city of Portland can be found in Hillsdale.
Hillsdale residents can find most all of their shopping needs met in the town center, which features a good mix of tried-and-true alongside independent retailers. Starbucks, Papa Johns, Pizzicato, and Baskin Robbins offer their wares alongside local favorites such as Smaaken Waffles and Espresso, Taco City, Sasquatch Brewing, or the ever-popular Hillsdale food cart pod. A food co-op, Food Front, also offers shoppers the chance to buy fresh, in-season produce from local farmers.
Hillsdale also features a number of parks, providing opportunities for every member of the family. George Himes is a 35-acre park with trails for joggers and runners, while DeWitt Park includes picnic tables and playgrounds for children. Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard Park is a favorite among locals and offers meandering trails with varying levels of difficulty for bikers and runners.
For recreational activities for both children and adults, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center offers programs for people of all faiths throughout the year.
Hillsdale Zip codes:97201
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Some bike infrastructure