Located in Southwest Portland, the South Portland neighborhood is near the Homestead, Healy Heights, Hillsdale, and South Burlingame neighborhoods. The population as of 2016 was 9,404.
This is one of Portland’s larger neighborhoods in the southwest area. It encompasses the south waterfront area, a development which is focused on environmental sustainability. It also encompasses “Lair Hill,” which was named after a lawyer, author, and editor by the name of William Lair Hill. The Corbett area is also part of the neighborhood, as well as Terwilliger and John’s Landing. The median age of South Portland residents is 35.
There is quite a variance in home styles throughout the neighborhood. At the south waterfront, the majority of homes are apartments or condos in high-rise buildings. Single family homes are more common in other parts of the neighborhood. The average home was built in 1981.
South Portland Attractions
The south waterfront area of South Portland is an up-and-coming urban area. A secondary campus of Oregon Health and Sciences University—the Center for Health and Healing—is located near the waterfront. The Portland aerial tram, which soars above the city and was primarily designed to connect the two campuses of OHSU, is also part of the neighborhood.
The Lair Hill Market Café is a popular spot for enjoying a meal with friends and neighbors. The Corbett Fish House is another local favorite.
South Portland is located close to downtown Portland—in fact, it shares a border with the downtown Portland area. Because of this, South Portland is an ideal location for those who enjoy close proximity to the urban core of Portland, as well as northwest Portland. Because of its proximity to downtown, traffic can be difficult to navigate. However, South Portland is well-serviced by public transportation which can help cut down on commute times.
Zip Code: 97201
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips