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Portland's historic James Wheeler House in the affluent Homestead neighborhood

Portland’s Best Neighborhoods: Homestead

Tucked into the Southwest Hills of Portland, Homestead is a pleasant mix of suburban and urban ambience. Residents of the area gaze down upon the Willamette River as it winds its way amidst the twinkling lights of Portland at night, and beyond to the snow-capped cascades off in the distance.

Among the hundreds of acres of undeveloped forest in the vicinity, Marquam Hill stands tall—it is home to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the Portland VA Medical Center, and Portland Shriners Hospital.

Any easy commute to downtown Portland, Homestead is close to such attractions as the historic Council Crest Park with its 180-degree city view, the Oregon Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, and OMSI.

Enjoy a ride on the Portland aerial tram down the hillside to the trendy South Waterfront enclave where you can check out Tilikum Crossing. Nicknamed Bridge of the People, this cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River is the first of its kind in the U.S., designed exclusively for transit vehicles and pedestrians, no cars allowed.

Nearby cuisine ranges from Colombian, Venezuelan, Cuban, and Vietnamese to Hawaiian, Middle Eastern, and American.

If Homestead feels like a match for you and your loved ones, call or email today