Dated: October 6 2015

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The neighborhood of Multnomah in Southwest Portland started as a train depot for the Oregon Electric Railway in 1910.  It grew over time, and was eventually annexed into the city of Portland in 1950.  It has Image titlea different feel from the grid like neighborhoods on the East side; here you will find hilly curving roads, many without sidewalks. The homes here are a mixed bag, runImage titlening the spectrum from Victorians, craftsman, and bungalows to new construction like townhouses and condos to apartment complexes.

Multnomah has several great parks, the largest being Gabriel Park. It boasts 90 acres, and includes picnic areas, a playground, baseball field, basketball court, dog off-leash area, paved and unpaved paths, a skatepark, soccer field, softball field, tennis court, and volleyball court. Right next to Gabriel Park is the Southwest Community Center. A great resource for the entire family, the SWCC has programs and classes for all ages, a gym, workout facility, and a large zero-entry indoor pool to splash in all year long.

While most neiImage titleghborhoods in Southwest Portland are very residential, Multnomah Village makes it one of the few that have a fun, walk-able area for shops and restaurants. Grab some eggs benedict for brunch at Down To Earth Cafe, or a sandwich for lunch at Grand Central Baking Company.  Have afternoon tea and snacks at Medley where you decide what you are going to do about dinner. Your choices range from Renner’s Grill, where aImage titlell manner of fried food in baskets is yours for the choosing, to German fare at Otto & Anita’s. In the mood for a food cart? You are in the wrong neighborhood. The closest they have is a hut, but The Village Hut will serve you up some Asian fusion made with fresh, wild seafood and local meats!

Multnomah Village also has some adorable shopping. If you want to wear some local designers, stop in at Anne Bocci Boutique. Then pick up some new shoes to match at Switch. Have some kids in tow? Don’t miss Thinker Toys. Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or yourself? Indigo Traders has soaps, pottery and linens. Peggy Sundays has any kind of gift from stationary to clocks to cocktail glasses. If after those two stops, your perfect gift is still not found, check out the jewelry, artwork or sake sets at Topanien Global Gifts. After all that shopping you’ll need some beer for the road! Pop into John’s Market for the best selection of beers in Portland.

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Multomah Village also has a list of community events throughout the year. Annual events include the Multnomah Days Parade and ensuing street fair on the 3rd Saturday in August, an afternoon Halloween in the Village and the Holiday Gala on the First Friday and Saturday of December and Sunday Parkways.Image title

Think Multnomah might be for you? 

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Shawn Skinner

Your Portland Metro Broker with over 15 years experience Shawn remains continuously updated on market trends, financing and legal reforms, so he can help you make informed decisions. The real estat....

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