Parkrose is the northernmost neighborhood in East Portland next to Portland International Airport. The neighborhood borders Sumner to the west, Argay to the east, and Parkrose Heights to the south. The northern boundary of Parkrose neighborhood is the Columbia River. Parkrose neighborhood is located in the northeastern corner of I-205 and I-84 junction. The neighborhood’s eastern boundary is NE 122nd Ave.
Parkrose neighborhood used to be a small farming community in the past but now it is a busy residential neighborhood that has a lot of traffic due to being so close to Portland International Airport. It is still family friendly and housing is very affordable in this neighborhood. You get an easy access to restaurants and shopping, including IKEA all in the commercial area to the north of the residential area by the airport. There is also MAX red line that stops in Parkrose neighborhood so you can commute to other parts of Portland easily. There is a small park in the neighborhood called Senn’s Dairy Park featuring picnic areas, native landscape and a community garden.
One negative aspect about this neighborhood is the airplane noise in addition to traffic. If you want a quieter home, look at some areas south of Sandy Blvd, which runs through the center of Parkrose neighborhood. On the flip side, benefits of living in Parkrose neighborhood include affordable housing, and easy access to public transportation, amenities, and to the airport.
Neighborhood Data for Parkrose, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||31||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||22 min|
|Population||5,506||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||5,582|
|Median Age||37||Home Ownership %||49%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||1%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||77%|
|Average Commute Time||28 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||22%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||6%||% of Commuters by Walking||29%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||5|