Living in Portland’s Hillsdale Neighborhood
Hillsdale’s central retail area on Capital Highway (between SW Sunset Blvd and SW Bertha Blvd) draws locals with a variety of small shops, breweries, cafes, and services. “Downtown” is an easy walk for many residents; ample parking makes shopping and dining a pleasure for everyone. Take Capital Highway to nearby Multnomah Village for a similar friendly, village-like feel and unique eating and shopping experiences.
Hillsdale schools consistently rank high, making it a great community for growing families. Three local public schools welcome students K-12: Mary Rieke Elementary School, Robert Gray Middle School, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School. Portland Jewish Academy is a private school for PK, K-8.
Love to walk? Like to bike? Hillsdale is your kind of place. There are trails throughout the neighborhood. And the Southwest Trails organization promotes and organizes hiking and biking opportunities around the area. Just be ready for hills – with views as your payoff!
Hillsdale Park, Dewitt Park, and George Himes Park are scenic settings for soccer games, playground play, and picnics. Walk, bike, and hike the trails at George Himes Park. Four-legged friends are welcome at off-leash dog areas.
Three nearby community centers, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Southwest Community Center (check out the pool for swim lessons!), and The Fulton Community Center, offer cross-generational opportunities for classes, meeting space, special events, and exercise. Visit the newly renovated Hillsdale Library, a cornerstone of the community, for special events, tutoring, and storytelling.
Movies, concerts, theatre, museums, galleries, and more are within minutes of Hillsdale. Take your pick from Portland’s vibrant entertainment and cultural scene!