Pleasant Valley is a neighborhood in East Portland at the far southeast corner bordering Happy Valley to the south, Gresham to the east, Powellhurst-Gilbert and Lents neighborhood to the west, and Contennial neighborhood to the north. Pleasant Valley boasts its amazing 611 acre Powell Butte Nature Park, offering natural area, hiking trails, biking trails, equestrian trails and vista point. The park is home to abundant wildlife, including rabbits, ring-necked pheasants, ground squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, skunks, bats, chipmunks, coyotes, and black-tailed mule deer. The park is also home to many birds of prey with its open meadows, groves of wild hawthorn trees, forested slopes of Western red cedar, and wetlands near Johnson Creek. Other parks in the neighborhood include Eastridge City Park, Kingsley D Bundy City Park, and Clatsop Butte City Park.
Living in Pleasant Valley is not for urbanites who want a city life in Portland but rather for the opposite. It is for nature and outdoor lovers. A lot of this neighborhood feels rural further east and south you go. Residents do enjoy an easy access to Clackamas Town Center and Happy Valley.
Neighborhood Data for Pleasant Valley, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||13||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||38 min|
|Population||13,762||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||2,845|
|Median Age||38||Home Ownership %||78%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||33%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||87%|
|Average Commute Time||27 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||18%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||6%||% of Commuters by Walking||24%|
|Number of Transit Lines||0||Number of Bus Lines||2|