- West Portland Park, Portland, Oregon
Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR
neighborhood_name = West Portland Park
association_name = West Portland Park Neighborhood Association
coalition_name = Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
coalition_website = http://www.swni.org/
area = 1.88
map_url = http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=58657
portlandmaps_x = 7632665.495
portlandmaps_y = 656809.626
censusyear = 2000
pop_total = 3775
pop_density = 2008
households_total = 1570
occupancy = 93
households_owned = 813
households_owned_pct = 52
households_rented = 757
households_rented_pct = 48
household_size = 2.40
West Portland Park is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of
Portland, Oregon. It lies between 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 [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=901 "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.
The northern part of the neighborhood is called Capitol Hill, site of the [http://www.multcolib.org/agcy/cap.html Capitol Hill Library] , the Islamic Center of Portland, the [http://www.pluralism.org/research/profiles/display.php?profile=68343 Portland Rizwan Mosque] (of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community), and the [http://www.ispdx.org/ Islamic School of Portland] .
[http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools-c/profiles/?id=174 Jackson Middle School] and Markham Elementary School are in West Portland Park.
Public open space in the neighborhood includes the Kerr Site, which was purchased jointly by the City of Portland and City of Lake Oswego with the intent of eventually installing walking trails; Loll Wildwood, the Metro greenspace at the headwaters of Arnold Creek, formerly known as the [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=849 West Portland Park Natural Area] (purchased in 1995 for protection of wildlife habitat and water quality); and the Holly Farm Park, completed in 2007 after a partnership between the Parks Foundation, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the West Portland Park Neighborhood Association.
* [http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/westportlandpark.html Guide to West Portland Park Neighborhood] (PortlandNeighborhood.com)
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