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West Portland Park Real Estate Guide

ALL ABOUT WEST PORTLAND PARK

Nestled under tall evergreen trees in the West Hills, West Portland Park is a close-knit southwest Portland community with great community, shoppng and dining, family friendly suburban feel, located just minutes from Portland. Offering the convenience of a reasonable commute along with the laid back, natural environment of a suburban town, West Portland Park is perfect for raising a family or owning a first home. West Portland Park is filled with fantastic neighborhood resources, including the Capitol Hill neighborhood (which is really the northern park of West Portland Park). Numerous nature trails and environmental preserves create an oasis of green within the city limits, including the West Portland Park nature area and Holly Farm Park, completed in 2007 thanks to a partnership between the Parks Foundation, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the West Portland Park Neighborhood Association, which is home to a popular Southwest Portland Skatepark. One of the older areas of Portland, West Portland Park features homes in the cool shade of mature trees, established neighborhoods with older homes in a variety of styles, and a comfortable family friendly feel. Many homes in West Portland Park have lush, green lawns and larger lots than other areas of town, giving a taste of rural life within the city. There are plenty of shopping areas in the neighborhood, and great dining and entertainment opportunity. West Portland Park really is the best of all worlds.

WEST PORTLAND PARK LOCATION AND SCHOOLS

The boundaries of West Portland Park are SW 53rd Ave. in the west and SW 35th Ave. in the east, and I-5 in the north and SW Stephenson St. (Portland city limits) in the south. (Two small sections extend further south, a parcel at the end of SW 47th Ave. and the "Kerr Site" between SW 39th Ave. and SW 37th Ave., following irregularities in Portland's southern border.) South of SW Pomona St., the western border is SW 49th Ave. The neighborhood borders Crestwood and Far Southwest to the west, Multnomah to the north, Markham and Arnold Creek to the east, and the city of Lake Oswego to the south.

Jackson Middle School and Markham Elementary School are in West Portland Park, and the local high school is Wilson High School.

WEST PORTLAND PARK REAL ESTATE AND HOME STYLES

West Portland Park features many beautiful homes with well-tended green lawns and large lots shaded under mature trees, with easy access to neighborhood amenities. West Portland Park features many homes built from about the 1940's through 1980's although a few older and newer homes are mixed in. Typical home styles include broad ranches from the 60's and 70's, some contemporary, and some two-story traditional, "Old Portland" designs. 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in West Portland Park, check out our Portland Real Estate Home Page for more information about the McDonald Group Realtors and visit our Portland Real Estate Map to search for West Portland Park homes for sale.

NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES

  • Capitol Hill Library - 10723 S.W. Capitol Highway - Capitol Hill Library opened in Southwest Portland in 1972, and the building was renovated in 1999, resulting in the much-loved gathering spot it is today. This neighborhood library boasts a large collection of books as well as audio and visual materials, periodicals and electronic resources in English, Spanish, Russian, and many other languages. Capitol Hill Library neighbors have access to Multnomah County Library's system-wide catalog of two million books and other library materials. The Multnomah County Library is the best library system in the world!
  • Holly Farm Park: 10819 SW Capitol Hwy - Beginning in early 2005, the Neighborhood Steering Committee, Portland Parks Foundation, Walker Macy, PP&R, and community members worked together to develop a master plan for the new park which opened in September 2007.  The skatespot is 2,800 sq ft and includes a unique bowl design with extensions and a curved spine as well as a smaller brick-stamped transition section around the edge of the park. Transition heights range from approximately 5-8' in the main bowl area while the smaller brick-stamped section is about 3' tall. For decades, the property was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees and was known as Holly Farm. When the owner left the property, the West Portland Park neighborhood advocated for converting it into a park.
  • Hillsdale Farmers' Market: Nearby West Portland Park, this thriving neighborhood market is "Where The Harvest and Hillsdale Meet" on Sundays from 10am to 2pm. The market runs weekly from May through the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and twice monthly December through April. One of the only year-round farmers' markets in Portland, you'll never miss out on locally sourced produce, dairy, bread, meat, and artisan food products made in Oregon and Southern Washington. The availability of certain vendors changes from week to week, so be sure to check out their website to see who will show up, and check out this Location map for a closer look at the market space.

WEST PORTLAND PARK SHOPPING

West Portland Park residents are able to complete their shopping trips in a convenient central location, as numerous stores, bakeries, coffee shops, and eateries are all located just off SW Capitol Highway and SW Barbur Boulevard.

Barbur World Foods: 9845 SW Barbur Boulevard - Barbur Foods has been a fixture on the corner of the busy intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway for more than 70 years. Owned by the folks behind the popular Lebanese restaurant and market Ya Hala, Barbur World Foods stocks plenty of organic and natural foods along with imported products from all over the world (primarily Europe and the Middle East) including over 100 different types of olive oil. On any given day customers are likely to find spanikopita, malfouf (a stuffed cabbage dish), grape leaves stuffed with vegetables, and more. Piping-hot pita bread baked fresh is one of the most popular treats in the store, the pitas are not baked until someone order them, they are ready in less than 5 minutes!

FAVORITE WEST PORTLAND PARK RESTAURANTS

Koji Osakaya: 10100 SW Barbur Blvd - This local Japanese restaurant chain is known for its amazing lunch specials and the best sushi rice you'll ever eat. Choose from an extensive menu featuring sushi, udon, soba, teriyaki, tempura and curry. Whether you want a quick noodle lunch or a main course dinner with a wide variety of sushi, Koji Osakaya Japanese Restaurants can satisfy your appetite.

The Hummus Stop: 11140 SW Capitol Hwy - This neighborhood spot has over 16 kinds of hummus, amazing tabouli, home-made pita, and more. Stop in to find your new favorite flavor or pick up a classic stand-by. You're always encouraged to sample the flavors to make sure you walk away with a great meal. Some of our favorites are the Baba ganoush hummus (lovely roasted eggplant flavor), spicy harissa hummus, and roasted garlic and chive. 

Green Wok: 11137 SW Capitol Hwy - Whether you like or disdain vegetarian "meat" it won't matter much because the extensive menu of Chinese dishes at Green Wok has something for the mock chicken, mock shrimp, tofu or just plain vegetable lover. Most dishes are shareable and will run you anywhere from eight to fourteen bucks ($2 cheaper 11am-2pm). For an even better deal check out their all-you-can-eat weekday lunch buffet for just $6.50.

Baba Fresh: 11139 SW Capitol Hwy - One of the great things about Portland’s eclectic cuisine scene is that, in nearly every neighborhood, one can discover another little gem. Baba Fresh, on Capitol Hwy, just past Pomona, near PCC Sylvania, is one such gem. They offer a complete line of coffees, smoothies, and fresh Mediterranean foods to eat indoors, on their little patio, or to go. The Baba guys also manufacture and wholesale hummus, baba ganoush, those kinds of items, so you may well have had their goods via your local supermarket already!

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