PORTLAND HEIGHTS, PORTLAND OR
Zip Code: 97201
The Peggy Hoag Group at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services helps interested homeowners buy or sell real estate in Portland Heights. The upscale residential neighborhood of Portland Heights is located in the West Hills above downtown Portland, near historical Goose Hollow. From its early beginnings, Portland Heights has been a “classy” section of town.
The way Portland Heights looks and feels when you walk or drive around it sets this neighborhood apart, from its tree lined streets and parks, to the architectural character and beauty of the distinguished residences. The neighborhood exhibits some of Portland’s most aesthetically appealing homes and gardens. Click here to search zip code 97201.
Portland Heights is near Washington Park, which contains the Hoyt Arboretum, the famous International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park Zoo, Portland Japanese Gardens, and tennis courts. Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers soccer team, is only minutes away. Portland Heights is also laced with miles of hiking trails including surrounding Council Crest Park and Forest Park.
Annual Events Around Portland Heights
Visit the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon to view upcoming events.
The History of Council Crest
At 1,071 feet above sea level, Council Crest is the highest point in the Tualatin Mountains, which run parallel to the Willamette River. The hill was originally part of a donation land claim by John B. Talbot and thus named Talbot Mountain. Later, the hill became known as Glass Hill and then renamed again to Fairmount, the name of a local concentric road. In 1898, delegates to the Triennial National Council of Congregational Churches met on the hill and decided to name it Council Crest. Ironically, the name does not refer to Native American councils held on the summit, as these supposed meetings remain unconfirmed.
Streetcar service to the site began on September 20, 1906, when the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company (PRL&P) opened a newly constructed streetcar track that extended from Portland Heights to the summit of the hill. In 1907, an amusement park built by PRL&P was opened. It featured a merry-go-round, miniature railway, Ferris wheel, an observatory, and other entertainments, serviced exclusively by the streetcar line. The Council Crest Amusement Park closed in 1929, and the city acquired the property in 1937. For more information on the history of Council Crest, visit http://www.pdxhistory.com/html/council_crest.html
Top Neighborhood Parks
Portland Heights Park was established in the 1920s and is ideal for family outings or evening strolls. The beautiful real estate surrounding the five acre park gives it a comforting feeling. Near the park is Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market where one grab a snack, drink, sandwich, or desert. In addition, Portland Heights Park is a great place for a delightful picnic. The age of the park gives it a vintage vibe that is well complemented by the more modern play areas and sport courts.
Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland. Amenities include paved and unpaved paths, a dog off-leash area, picnic tables, public art, a vista point, and a wedding site that can be reserved.
Portland Heights Closest Schools
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