Portland Heights

Welcome to Portland Heights

Staggering views and unending elegance characterize this gorgeous hillside enclave
Perched above downtown Portland, Portland Heights is one of the most coveted regions in Oregon’s largest and most compelling city. The stately streets are filled with homes ranging from colonial revivals with splendid, terraced gardens to Modern masterpieces. The region’s highly-ranked elementary school is one of its major draws for residents, who savor the serenity this upscale district offers. While the city's heart is mere minutes away, Portland Heights possesses its own quiet allure and an overall ambiance of pure luxury.

What to Love

  • Effortless access to downtown Portland
  • Near the West Side technology corridor
  • Phenomenal views of the city skyline
  • Majestic landscaping that mirrors the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty
  • Architecturally significant homes built on the hillside

Local Lifestyle

Portland Heights is predominantly a residential district, which gives the community an authentic neighborly feel and a tight-knit vibe. The hamlet is particularly appealing for professionals working in downtown Portland and those with children. You’ll often see your neighbors taking advantage of the district’s verdant walking paths or spending time with their friends and family in one of the parks nearby.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Those fortunate to call Portland Heights home are a stone’s throw away from the greatest restaurants, bars, breweries, boutiques, museums, galleries, and performing arts venues PDX offers. Residents here, and those throughout Portland, are enormous fans of Gregory Gourdet’s unforgettable restaurant, Kann, which celebrates the Top Chef’s Haitian roots with a range of stellar dishes in an exquisite, live-fire setting. Seared butterfish with lemon and mint, smoked herring with African pepper sauce, and spiced sweet potato pudding with cashews and banana ice cream are just a few of the stand-out options on Gourdet’s inventive, delicious menu.

Sumptuous sushi takes center stage at Nimblefish, while Tusk pays homage to Middle Eastern fare with plates ranging from roasted parsnips with pears and hazelnuts to melt-in-your-mouth Coulotte steak with collard greens and spiced ginger. The food here is nothing short of fantastic, but part of the delight is people-watching. This is inarguably the place to see and be seen in the City of Roses.
For an intimate, multi-course feast, residents of Portland Heights book a reservation at Langbaan, which specializes in tantalizing Thai cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons, but Hokkaido scallops in lemongrass and coconut cream and Snake River Farms wagyu with tea-smoked oysters and purple broccolini might just make their way onto your plate as you wine and dine at this hotspot. 

Things to Do

Portland provides a bounty of diverse activities for its residents, whether a day at a vibrant climbing gym or an afternoon of wine tasting in nearby Willamette Valley.

The Portland Japanese Garden is ideal for getting a taste of culture, history, and tranquility in a pristine and picturesque sanctuary. Ponds filled with koi, delicate maples, and stone statues line the gentle, winding routes and provide hypnotizing views in every direction.

Providence Park is the go-to spot for sports fans who want to relish watching a game of cricket, college football, or major league soccer, while the historic stadium itself produces astonishment. For a park of another kind, residents of Portland Heights stroll through the lush grounds of Forest Park, which features 80-plus trails. Every Saturday, residents from near and far gather at the always-spirited Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University, where 200 vendors showcase everything from fresh heirloom tomatoes to luscious Hood River cherries.


School-age children in Portland Heights are served under the Portland School District. Some of the best schools in the region include:

Overview for Portland Heights, OR

6,165 people live in Portland Heights, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $86,404.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Portland Heights, OR

Portland Heights has 3,080 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Portland Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,165 people call Portland Heights home. The population density is 3,607.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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49.91 / 50.09%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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0 to 14 Minutes
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Schools in Portland Heights, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Portland Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ainsworth Elementary School
K - 5th
St Thomas More School
K - K
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