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Bridgeton Neighborhood Guide

Bridgeton is located in North Portland along Marine Drive. It is bordered by the Kenton, Piedmont, and East Columbia neighborhoods, and Hayden Island and the Columbia River to the North. Major freeway ramps also run alongside Bridgeton for quick access to I-5, downtown Portland and other N and NE Portland neighborhoods.  Being so close to the freeway does not detract from the livability of Bridgeton, however, as the ramps are not located directly in the neighborhood but on the outskirts. 

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Bridgeton offers a charming, small-town community feel, where many neighbors know each other by name. The area is a marine community as it is located in the south channel of the Columbia River. Bridgeton residents, while in Oregon, are located just about halfway between Portland and Vancouver, Washington making dining and shopping that much more varied in terms of options. Commuting to both cities is quick and easy during off hours but northbound traffic on I-5 is often bottlenecked during rush hour.

Some issues concerning the Bridgeton community include care of the environment, water safety, traffic and noise control, and the proposed Columbia River Crossing project .  "The Columbia River Crossing project is aimed at improving the mobility, reliability, and accessibility for automobile, freight, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian users of the I-5 corridor from State Route 500 in Vancouver to approximately Columbia Boulevard in Portland. Through an inclusive, collaborative process, this project will deliver a financially feasible solution that strengthens the regional economy and strives to support community livability." 

To get a local's view of Bridgeton, be sure to check out the Bridgeton Blog, and the Bridgeton neighborhood association website at

The Max light rail train is easily accessed by local residents and the I-5 freeway is also very close and convenient. Bridgeton is located in very close proximity to the Portland International Airport just a few minutes drive east off Marine Drive. Airport noise has been a concern and annoyance to some Bridgeton neighbors.


Parks and recreation

East Delta Park

Portland Meadows Golf Course

Columbia Edgewater Country Club

40-Mile Loop  Bridgeton is part of the 40-mile loop, famous for hiking, biking and walking...

Nearby parks and recreation:

Peninsula Rose Park Basketball and tennis courts, gymnasium, paved paths, gorgeous old rose garden, play structures and outdoor swimming pool.

Gammans City Park Playground and picnic tables.

Matt Dishman Community Center and Pool Indoor swimming pool, fitness center and movement classes.

Community Resources

Multnomah County Library - North Portland library

Bridgeton Day Care

Neighborhood Schools

Religious Organizations (churches, synagogues, places of worship, private schools)

Neighborhood Public Transit - bus routes, train stops, etc.

Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

North Portland Tool Library 

Bridgeton Neighborhood Vibe

Active and outdoorsy.  This is a beautiful area and feels very different than the rest of urban Portland. Bridgeton offers a charming, small-town community feel, where neighbors know each other by name. Here you'll find people living on the water, with a genuine appreciation for their scenic natural surroundings. You might see people feeding the ducks, or greeting the other feathered friends who share the neighborhood, like "Gus", the local goose.


Bridgeton Zip Code 97217

Crime Stats


Bridgeton Real Estate

Bridgeton homes are varied from traditional residential homes, house boats and floating homes, townhomes, condos and some upscale apartment homes. While Bridgeton's lifestyle seems miles away from the urban living in Downtown Portland, Bridgeton is only about a 15 minute drive to Downtown along I-5, and a similar short distance from the Portland International Airport. There's a ton of local shopping nearby at Jantzen Beach shopping center. So, if you want to live a water-focused lifestyle, feeling as though you are somewhat away from it all and yet still close enough to modern conveniences: Bridgeton might be for you.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in this Portland neighborhood, visit our Portland Real Estate Page for more information, or visit our Portland Real Estate Map to search the RMLS for neighborhood homes for sale.

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Neighborhood Links

Zip Code 97217

Bridgeton On-line Community

Bridgeton Schools:

Multnomah Elementary and Middle School

High school: Jefferson High School

Portland Public School Boundaries

Neighborhood Demographics and Census Statistics

Local Crime Stats


Local Google Map

Neighborhood Boundary Map

Portland International Airport

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Off-Leash Dog Parks

TriMet - Interactive Maps and Schedules for Bus, Max and Streetcar

Maps - View Neighborhoods and Boundaries

To locate specific Portland neighborhoods on the map, view one of the links below:

Clickable Neighborhood Map

Portland Neighborhood Boundary Map 

Individual Neighborhood Maps

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