Kenton Neighborhood – Your New Home
The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641
Kenton is a North Portland neighborhood near the airport. Although it might seem far from downtown, it is actually just a 10 minute drive as it is conveniently accessible to I-5. The MAX light rail station is also right in this area. One interesting thing about this area is that it is home to the Portland International Raceway and the Portland Expo Center. This area also has quite the unforgettable statue- a 31 foot tall statue of Paul Bunyan! This was added years ago to Oregon State’s centennial celebration. This statue is in the National Registry of Historic Places.
While the area used to have tons of factories and other industrial areas, it has evolved over the decades. Now, the streets have a lot of life, with many small local businesses and restaurants occupying storefronts along Denver Avenue.
This neighborhood is considered “working class” and prices tend to be quite affordable. This area also has a lot of diversity. Increasingly, people are considering this area so that they can get a good deal on a home. Styles include bungalows, Portland style homes and also some new developments. Golfers will also like the fact that Kenton is near two places to golf- the Heron Lakes Golf Course and the Columbia Edgewater Golf Club.
- Kenton Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, and splash pad.
- Delta Park
Includes dog off-leash area – fenced, football field, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, synthetic turf, and volleyball court.
- Portland International Raceway
Nearly 2-mile-long track used for car racing, drag racing, motocross & more, with open areas too.
- Heron Lakes Golf Club
Heron Lakes Golf Club is a public, municipal golf facility that is owned by the City of Portland and operated by Portland Parks & Recreation. Heron Lakes is one of only a few public 36-hole golf facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Both the Great Blue and Greenback courses have been consistently rated among the top public golf courses in the region and have also received several national awards.
- Fishwife Seafood Restaurant
Seafood restaurant that offers fresh, quality meal and excellent service.
- Elmer’s Restaurant
Chain serving hearty portions of breakfast fare plus other American food in a diner-style setting.
- Swift and Union
Bright, airy gastropub offering refined, seasonal New American plates, craft beer & house cocktails.
- Blue House Fitness
7024 N Richards St, Portland, OR 97203
- Northwest Women’s Fitness Club
2714 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232
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