South Burlingame is a community-oriented neighborhood located in southwest Portland. It is near South Portland, Hillsdale, Multnomah, Markham, and Collins View. As of 2016, the population was 1,732.
The neighborhood was originally part of the Thomas F Stephens Donation Land Claim, sold in two separate transactions. It was associated with the Fulton Park Land District formed in 1888. The original area included what is now the South Burlingame neighborhood, but also encompassed an eight-block corridor that followed SW Terwilliger Boulevard from I-5 to Capitol Highway. The neighborhood was officially formed in 1910.
The South Burlingame Neighborhood Association is highly active and helps to facilitate events for neighbors to get to know one another.
Like other neighborhoods in southwest Portland, homes in South Burlingame tend to be set on larger lots with more space than homes in northwest Portland. The average home was built in 1954.
South Burlingame Attractions
Off of Capitol Highway, South Burlingame residents can find virtually every necessity. Fred Meyer has been recently upgraded and offers a convenient, one-stop shop for many needs. For a more personal shopping experience, Market of Choice is a full service grocery store known for also serving delicious lunch and dinner options at the instore café—similar to a Whole Foods or New Seasons grocery stores. Chez Jose also serves authentic Mexican food at an affordable cost, making it popular among students at nearby Lewis and Clark College. There is also a Starbucks Coffee and other smaller retailers.
In the spring, young families enjoy Little League games at Burlingame Park. The park includes a softball field, soccer field, playground, unpaved paths, and picnic tables. South Burlingame is also nearby a few other parks, including Gabriel Park and the adjacent Southwest Community Center.
Capitol Highway runs through South Burlingame and offers easy access to I-5.
Zip Code: 97219
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Some bike infrastructure