Portland’s Best Neighborhoods: Kings Heights

Veiled in the forested hills overlooking downtown Portland, Kings Heights speaks for itself. A quiet, secluded setting, with startling views of the city and mountains beyond, this posh Northwest enclave has everything families and successful professionals are looking for in a neighborhood.

With an eclectic blend of architectural designs ranging from Craftsmen, English Tudor, Queen Ann Victorian, Colonial, and Foursquare to some newer construction and upscale condos, the homes in Kings Heights are generally large, stately, and well cared for—leaving an impression of grandeur in any visitor’s mind.

Built in 1906 by local architect Emil Schacht, the Henry Hahn House is just one of the many nearby residences listed on the National Register of Historic Places, adding that extra flair of history to the area.

Kings Heights is within minutes of downtown Portland, and an easy commute to the cluster of high-tech companies (including Intel and Hewlett-Packard) that is often referred to as the Silicon Forest, located in the industrial corridor between Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Charming NW 23rd Avenue and the chic Pearl District are mere blocks from your doorstep, allowing you to relax and unwind after a long week with some of the city’s best amenities. Explore “One of America’s Best Shopping Streets” (as named by US News & World Report in 2012), Northwest 23rd Avenue. This walkable district is filled with distinctive coffee shops (Coffee Time and St. Honore Boulangerie), renowned chocolatiers (Moonstruck), and niche boutiques (Sloan, Gilt and Twist). While Portland’s Pearl District is home to some of Portland’s finest restaurants (places like Paley’s Place, Bluehour, Andina and The Hairy Lobster), “The World’s Largest Independent Bookstore” (Powell’s Books), and nationally recognized artisan breadmaker, Pearl Bakery (try their gibassier!), as well as live theater and cultural events.

The adjacent 5,000 + acre, Forest Park is sure to meet any nature lover’s requisite for natural beauty, and the nearby Washington Park is a great excursion for family fun on the weekends that’s practically in your own backyard. The park features the Oregon Zoo, World Forest Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland’s International Rose Garden, and the Portland Children’s Museum.

Students in the area attend the following schools: Chapman Elementary School, West Sylvan School, and Lincoln High School.

Interested in living in the Heights? Contact me today.