Northwest Heights neighborhood is located in Northwest Portland. It is bordered by the Forest Park, Linnton, Forest Heights, and northwest neighborhoods such as Nob Hill.

The Northwest Heights is one of those neat-as-a-pin neighborhoods, a community whose residents are obviously tidy and house-proud. Even the sidewalks and curbs look well-scrubbed. These rolling hills afford excellent views; stand at a corner of NW Thompson and Pinnacle and you can see the valley spread out before you. There are several points within this area where you can do just that.

It’s assured the mail carriers who deliver the post to this area have bulging calves, and if you ride a bicycle through these streets often enough, no one will doubt your stamina and your lung capacity. This is a perfect neighborhood in which to take your exercise, and the exertion is made easier by the views and by the houses by which you stride. Many architectural styles are on exhibit, and all of them are impressive and lovingly maintained.

Once you’ve explored the paved walks of Northwest Heights, Forest Park is only a very short distance to the east, where you may shed the pavement in favor of beautiful woodland trails.

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Northwest Heights is like living in a forested city park.  Beautiful homes offer stunning views and you’ll feel secluded and set apart from the rest of Portland.  Nearby you’ll find the lovely Forest Park. One of the most beautiful parks in the country, Forest Park offers miles of hiking trails through lush green woodland. This park truly personifies the Pacific Northwest. Starting at NW 29th Ave and Upshur and spanning all the way to Newberry Road, Forest Park sits smack dab in the middle of Portland, literally neighboring downtown Portland. Enjoy hours of foot, bike and equestrian trails all while relaxing in the intoxicating natural beauty. Forest Park is dog friendly- your four-legged friends will love it here!

Northwest Heights Parks

Forest Heights Park

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Sauvie Island  Farmers Markets, fishing, camping, local beaches and more. This area is stunning.

World Forestry Center

Washington Park Playground, soccer field, lighted tennis courts, hiking, wedding site

Hoyt Arboretum Hiking and picnic site

Japanese Gardens Stunning authentic Japanese garden

Washington Park- International Rose Test Garden

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Portland Heights Park Basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, playground, soccer and softball fields

Macleay Park Hiking trails

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Northwest Heights is the 85th most walkable neighborhood in Portland.

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Northwest Heights Neighborhood Vibe

Just a few miles from downtown Portland, Northwest Heights will feel upscale, family focused and community conscious.


Northwest Heights Zip Code 97229

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Northwest Heights Real Estate

Homes run the gamut of 20th century architecture, from classic Bungalow, to Old Portland, to Cape Cod, Four Square and more.  You’ll also find new construction condos and apartments smattered about the area. Rentals

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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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