Portland’s Best Neighborhoods: Council Crest

Part of Portland’s affluent West Hills area (including King’s Heights, Arlington Heights, Willamette Heights, and Portland Heights) Council Crest has been called “Portland’s roof garden on the mountaintop,” and once housed an amusement park, christened Council Crest Park back in 1907. The park and site were named Council Crest because the area was once thought to be a traditional council ground for Native Americans (though that rumor’s never been substantiated).

Homes here range from more recent ultra-modern builds to Colonial, English Cottages, Foursquares, Tudors, Craftsman and even castles. Views from these historic old-world homes (the majority of them built in the early 20th century) are a 180-degrees and feature everything from downtown Portland, to Mt. Hood, to the Cascade Mountains and Willamette Valley.

The highest point in the Tualatin Mountain range at over 1,000 feet above sea level, Council Crest is home to stately Pittock Mansion (built by newspaper magnate, Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana, in the early 1900s), Forest Park (the largest forested city park in the U.S. at over 5000 miles), the International Rose Test and Japanese Gardens, Washington Park, and the Oregon Zoo and features nearly 70 miles of hiking on its excellent trails.

If you’d like to experience all Council Crest has to offer, call or email us today to see available listings.