Multnomah Village is lies between SW 45th Ave. to the west, SW Capitol Hill Rd. to the east, SW Vermont St. to the north, and I-5 to the south. The neighborhood is bordered Maplewood , Crestview and Ash Creek on the west, Hayhurst and Hillsdale to the north, and South Burlingame , Marquam and
West Portland Park to the south. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to downtown Portland- depending on traffic. The Village came into being in 1907 when the Oregon Electric Rail Way stopped here on it's way between Portland and Salem. B. Woodward laid out the land around Multnomah in 1902, naming north-south streets after states and east-west streets after trees
Multnomah Village is called the Village in the heart of Portland . It makes you feel like you are in a quaint little old fashioned town in the west hills. Winding cozy streets, lined with cute little bungalows and cottages, are perfect for long walks, and strolling into the cute little town of Multnomah Village to get a cup of coffee at one of the cafes, or a sandwich or salad at one of the bakeries or delis, do some wine tasting, looking at beautiful art at one of the galleries. Some people want to be near the Village just so they can get their daily fix of homemade bread at the Grand Central Bakery!
The village kinda has the NW 23 rd feel without all the hype and hustle and bustle. People are more down to earth, friendly and truly love their little community. And it's more family and kid friendly! ThinkerToys is a really cool kids toy store with all kinds of unusual, high quality, thinking, creative and learning toys. The Village even has a huge park you can walk to; Gabriel Park.
You can take art, swimming or music lessons of all kinds at the Multnomah Community Center . They also have sports activities. Locals gather here to share their b sense of community. The amazing thing is that it is still reasonable to buy there and it is only 5 minutes to downtown! The old Multnomah school built in 1913 is now the Multnomah Art Center .
Multnomah Village is the place for you if you don't want the flat grid-like neighborhoods on the Eastside but don't want to be in boring suburbia...like to be able to have a sense of community and walk to town to get a coffee or meal. You get culture, cool old houses and winding streets amid tree covered hills.
The architecture consists of Victorian, Old Portland Bungalows, Craftsman, and newer homes. There are also a lot of 1970's condos and newer town homes and condos. So there is a big variety in price range- you should be able to find something you can afford.
If you would like to learn more about Multnomah Village, go to my Portland Neighborhood Guide which gives detailed descriptions of each Portland Neighborhood, suburb and the west countryside- letting you feel the personality and flavor of each neighborhood. There are clickable maps, links to schools, parks, trails and other unique features of each neighborhood! It is online, free, in-depth and no ads! It is just information so people can get to know the neighborhoods of Porltand better!