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Piedmont Neighborhood Guide

The Piedmont neighborhood is the ideal urban village boasting easy access to other popular Portland neighborhoods such as Humboldt, Alberta, Arbor Lodge, Boise, Eliot and Kenton to name a few. Piedmont runs alongside the Max light rail train allowing for a convenient commuting to downtown Portland and other Portland neighborhoods. Downtown by car is less than five minutes in most traffic situations and by bike is about twenty-five minutes. I-5 is easily accessed as it runs directly alongside Piedmont.


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Piedmont Neighborhood Features

Back in the 1920's, Piedmont was one of the original suburbs of Portland but is definitely not considered one today. As a result of the Portland real estate market boom, Piedmont has seen an influx of new residents to the area which has helped to create the strong community face present today. As one might imagine, Piedmont has some wonderful areas with beautifully improved homes and neighborhoods and some still in transition. 

Piedmont locals enjoy easy access to New Seasons Market, what seems like their own private light rail (the Max), a half dozen coffee shops and a slew of other independent businesses and restaurants in Piedmont proper and its surrounding neighborhoods.  Portland Community College has done a great deal to revamp the area surrounding the school campus on Killingsworth and Albina.  Likewise, area residents pride themselves on rebuilding both the homes and the community. 

Local business standouts are New Seasons Market, The Red Fox, Saraveza (beer bottle shop), The Arbor Lodge Cafe, E'njoni Ethiopian Cafe and the locally famous Eddies Pizza.  Area locals spend a great deal of time down in the Historic Mississippi area, otherwise known as Boise-Eliot as well as Kenton and St Johns neighborhoods.

The Piedmont neighborhood is also home to one of the oldest parks in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful Peninsula Park. This stunning park is prized by locals and painstaking maintained by local volunteers as well. This park helped to earn Portland the title of “City of Roses”.

Parks

 

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

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

Nearby parks and recreation:

Gammans City Park Picnic tables and playground

Farragut Park Basketball courts, soccer field, paved paths and playground

 

Community Resources

Multnomah County Library - North Portland

Piedmont Day Care

Neighborhood Schools

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

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

Piedmont Neighborhood Association

North Portland Tool Library


Piedmont Neighborhood Vibe

Dynamic. Community conscious. A good mix of young families, singles, and local old-timers create a nest of pride and regeneration. Neighbors bond and look out for one another. Block parties, dog walkers, joggers, bicyclists and babes in strollers are Piedmont staples.


Stats

Piedmont Zip Code 97217

Local Crime Stats

Census


Piedmont Real Estate

The neighborhood consists of mostly older style homes, with a few turn of the century apartment buildings here and there. Homes run the gamut of 20th century architecture, from classic Bungalow, to Old Portland, to Cape Cod, Four Square and more. Piedmont was developed in 1895 as an upper middle class suburb (not considered a suburb today) which was quickly dubbed as "The Emerald, Portland's evergreen suburb". Piedmont means "foot of the mountain". A drive through the streets reveals many striking homes with vibrant color schemes and innovative landscaping. The area prides itself on the old growth trees which are found on nearly every street.

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

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Neighborhood Links

Zip Code 97217

Piedmont On-line Community

Piedmont Schools:

Woodlawn Elementary School

Holy Redeemer Catholic

Ockley Green Middle School

Jefferson High School

Portland Public School Boundaries

Neighborhood Demographics and Census Statistics

Local Crime Stats

Census

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

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Clickable Neighborhood Map

Portland Neighborhood Boundary Map 

Individual Neighborhood Maps

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