Multnomah is located in the southwest hills just 15 minutes from downtown Portland and surrounds the charming Multnomah Village business and cultural district. The Village developed around a depot of the Oregon Electric Railway of the same name and was annexed by the city of Portland in 1950.
The picturesque Multnomah neighborhood attracts families and professionals seeking a small town feel with urban amenities. This peaceful alternative to the city bustle provides a range of architectural designs, including cozy English cottages, bungalows, Victorians and Tudors. Some newly developed condos and townhouses are located near the heart of the neighborhood. Numerous bus routes serve the community, including one that runs through the Hillsdale Town Center.
Historic buildings house antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and a number of other local merchants. For 30 years, Annie Bloom’s has been one of the city’s best independent bookstores. A mixture of unique eateries including bakeries, pubs and cafes provide residents and visitors with cozy and cheerful atmospheres to gather and enjoy the locally made goods.
Locals also enjoy a first-class community arts center that hosts a variety of cultural programs for children and adults. The nearby family-friendly Southwest Community Center even has an indoor swimming pool.
Nearby 90-acre Gabriel Park is an expansive, lushly forested urban park with one of the best dog parks in Portland, a great playground, and miles of walking paths and trails to explore. It draws nature lovers, dog owners, and families from all over Portland.