West Portland Park is located in southwest Portland, and is nearby the Crestwood, Far Southwest, Markham, and Arnold Creek neighborhoods. As of 2016, the population was 3,922.
West Portland Park is an ideal suburban neighborhood, and is one of the older neighborhoods in Portland. Largely comprised of single-family homes, there are also options for apartments. The average home was built in 1979.
The neighborhood is a great option for families. The median age of residents is 34, and just under half of all homes in the neighborhood have at least one member under the age of 18. There is plenty of green space and the neighborhood feels decidedly more suburban than some of the other neighborhoods in the city. It is located near the suburbs of Beaverton, Tigard, and Lake Oswego.
One area of the neighborhood, Capitol Hill, brings a sense of diversity to West Portland Park. The Capitol Hill Library, along with an Islamic Center and School, can both be found in the Capitol Hill area.
West Portland Park Attractions
What once was West Portland Park has been renamed the Loll Wildwood Natural Area. It encompasses more than 17 acres of green space in the neighborhood.
Holly Farm Park is a popular spot in the neighborhood, especially for children and families. For decades, the land where the park is currently was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees, and was known as Holly Farm. It was the West Portland Park Neighborhood Association who advocated for the land to be zoned as a park. Over a two year process that began in 2005, the Neighborhood Association worked with partner organizations and entities to develop a master plan for the park. In 2007, the park opened for the first time. Today, it includes paved paths, picnic tables, and a playground. It also includes a 2,800 square foot skate park, which is an enjoyable and unique aspect of the park for many children.
West Portland Park is located near I-5, which gives residents a faster commute to other parts of the city.
Zip Code: 97219
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Minimal bike infrastructure