Portland’s Best Neighborhoods: Bridlemile

This southwest Portland wooded haven is the perfect spot for those who value a tight-knit, involved community. Bridlemile Elementary School and nearby Hamilton Park make it an ideal location for families and dog lovers will bask in the 12.8 acres of Albert Kelly Park.

Named by Ruth Powell (an early landowner in the area, along with her husband Jack) in 1947, Bridlemile is bordered by the Southwest Hills, Healy Heights, and Hayhurst Neighborhoods and sits atop the Portland city line, placing the southern portion of the area in Portland proper and the northern portion in unincorporated Multnomah County.

Just minutes from downtown Portland, Bridlemile hosts an array of ranch and spilt-level homes built primarily in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, with some newer (2000s) contemporary models to round out the mix. It’s also home to the Thomas B. Wilcox Country Estate listed on the Oregon National Register of Historical Homes.

If you’d like to get to know Bridlemile, contact us today for available listings.