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Linnton Neighborhood Guide

Linnton is located in Northwest Portland between two of Portland's most beautiful places: Forest Park and Sauvie Island. 


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Features of the Linnton Neighborhood

The small community of Linnton is located in Northwest Portland along a stretch of the Willamette River. It has roots as a former logging town.

The Linnton neighborhood is a long and lean community lying jaggedly along Forest Park's eastern flank. It's about five and a quarter miles long and approximately a mile wide, with NW St. Helens Road serving as its spine. The neighborhood has had a long and, at least in recent years, contentious history with the city of Portland, and at one time considered sesession over land use and waste management issues. Needless to say, the residents of this area are independent and spirited.

Linnton is a mix of commercial and industrial concerns, predominately lining both sides of NW St. Helens, and residential properties tucked into lots embraced by Forest Park. 

Forest Park

Of human-made attractions there are few. Decoy is a popular tavern serving up pizza and Chinese food, and up the road is Lighthouse Inn which is noted for its massive burgers. The Linnton Community Center offers the residents a range of activities for children and adults, and driving north on St. Helens to Sauvie Island includes lovely scenery, not the least of which is a great view of the towering, gothic St. Johns Bridge

St Johns Bridge Portland

Honestly, though, the main attraction here is a wholly natural one, the magnificent Forest Park, into which Linnton provides very easy access via several roads and trails.

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!

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Linnton Neighborhood in Portland Oregon


Neighborhood and Area Parks

Linnton Park - park and natural area.

Sauvie Island  Farmers Markets, fishing, camping, local beaches and more. This area is stunning, with rolling hills, pastoral scenery, and beautiful farmland.

Sauvie Island by Rob Creighton Garrison

Sauvie Island - Photo by Rob Creighton Garrison

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!

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

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

Macleay Park - Hiking trails

Holman Property - Natural area

Marquam Nature Park - Hiking

Hillside Park - Basketball court, soccer field and tennis courts

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

Hoyt Arboretum - Hiking and picnic site

Portland Japanese Garden - Stunning authentic Japanese garden

Washington Park- International Rose Test Garden

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Oregon Holocaust Memorial


Neighborhood Schools


Community Resources

Multnomah County Library  - Northwest Portland

Linnton Day Care

Neighborhood Schools

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

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

Linnton Neighborhood Association

Linnton Community Center


Average Commute Times to Downtown Portland: 

By car, about 8 miles, 15 minutes depending on time of day and traffic conditions. 

By bus, 38-40 minutes. 

By bike, 45 minutes to an hour.

What's Nearby?

Closest Grocery Store: Safeway, 1.7 miles

Closest Gas Station, ARCO, .3 miles

Closest Coffee Shop:  Anna Bananas or Starbucks at St. Johns, 1.5 miles

Closest Brewpub:  McMenamins St. Johns Pub, 1.8

Closest Restaurants:  Decoy, .2 miles

Closest Movie Theater: Over the river, St.Johns Theater, 1.5 miles

Closest Day Care: Sample Bridge City Kids or Montessori School, 1.9 miles

Closest Library: Multnomah County Library at St. Johns, 1.7 miles

Closest Dog Park:  Chimney Park, 1.3 miles

Closest Gym: West Coast Fitness St. Johns, 2.1 miles

Closest Hospital: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 6.4miles

All distances are approximate and should be used as a general reference only.


Upcoming Neighborhood Events

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Linnton Neighborhood Vibe

Community focused and independent. An appreciation for the natural beauty and scenery that the Pacific Northwest Portland neighborhoods have to offer. 

Forest Park / Linnton

Car-Dependent

Walk Score®

12

out of 100


Stats

Linnton Zip Code 97210, 97231

Local Crime Stats

Census


Linnton Real Estate and Homes

Homes run the gamut of 20th century architecture, from classic Bungalow, to Old Portland, to Cape Cod, Four Square and more.  The neighborhood feels like a mix of rural, suburban neighborhoods that are tucked into the trees and hillside.

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.


Linnton Rentals

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Northwest Portland Rentals
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Neighborhood Links

Zip Code 97210, 97231

Linnton On-line Community

Linnton Schools:

Skyline Elementary School

West Sylvan Middle School

Lincoln High School

Portland Public School Boundaries

Neighborhood Demographics and Census Statistics

Local Crime Stats

Census

Local Google Map

Neighborhood Boundary Map


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