The Markham neighborhood is located in southwest Portland, near the Multnomah, West Portland Park, Arnold Creek, Marshall Park, and South Burlingame neighborhoods. As of 2016, the population was 2,004.
Over the past several years, the Markham Neighborhood Association has become highly active. Led by Donna and Kim Herron, their monthly meetings are well attended and provide a highly effective forum for discussing neighborhood issues and finding solutions. As a result, the Markham neighborhood boasts a strong sense of community.
While Markham doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities, it is known for beautiful scenery. The neighborhood feels suburban but is a short drive away from downtown Portland. The location is also ideal for driving to surrounding neighborhoods for dining, shopping, and more.
Residents of Markham can enjoy Marshall Park, a popular spot for enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The property the park is built on was a gift from F.C. and Addie Marshall. Their intention was to create a recreational area for public use. Marshall Park certainly lives up to the original vision and includes hiking trails located over the middle of a 400-foot canyon. The park also includes a waterfall—it’s hard to believe the park is located right in a city!
Maricara Park is an additional park which has boundaries that extend into the neighborhood, and includes 1,500 feet of new natural-surface trails and 2,600 feet of improved trails, a wetland, protected stream, important native plant species, and an older second-growth forest.
Downtown Portland is a relatively quick drive away, as are Portland’s suburbs—Beaverton, Tigard, and more. While there are few amenities directly within Markham, the neighborhood is located in an ideal location for getting to either the city or the suburbs relatively easily.
Zip Code: 97219
Most errands require a car
A few nearby public transportation options
Minimal bike infrastructure