Madison South Neighborhood – Your New Home
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Unlike the name suggests, Madison South is actually in Northeast Portland. It’s between I-84 (to the South) and I-205 (to the East) and Sandy Boulevard to the North and West. Madison South is a NE Portland neighborhood that is very close to Rocky Butte State Park. It is also bordered to the West by Glenhaven City Park. This makes this part of town a very green location with plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
The top of Rocky Butte is one of the prettiest vantage points in all of Portland. Not only can you see the Portland skyline, but also the mountains in the distance. This is also part of the Boring Lava group, which are cinder cones located in Oregon. This natural area is quite amazing and really the best part of this neighborhood. There are also two huge castle walls, which are good for climbing. You will also see various sporty folks biking through this park.
Next door to the park is the City Bible Church campus and Portland Bible College. The MAX light rail station at NE 82nd Ave makes it easy to commute downtown. However, most Madison South residents do own their car and rely on it daily; unlike more urban areas of Portland, it is not common to see people commuting by bus or bike.
Other Madison South residents work at the Banfield Pet Hospital headquarters, which is here in the neighborhood. The residential areas of Madison South are spread out and suburban. This is a pretty average, family-friendly community. Most of the homes were built in the 1940s and 1950s, with a fair number of newer houses too. It’s a little more worn than comparable Portland neighborhoods, which means that homes are a bit more affordable, making it popular among first-time homebuyers.
Parks / Golf Course:
- Glenhaven Park
Green space with athletic fields & tennis courts, plus play equipment, paved paths & a skate park.
- Rocky Butte Park
Out-of-the-way option for relaxing on the grass amid sweeping views of the city, airport & river.
- Gateway Green Park
This 25-acre site is located just east of Rocky Butte at the intersection of the I-205 regional trail and the future Sullivan’s Gulch Trail, and the confluence of two major freeways. The construction of I-205 and I-84 created this previously unused remnant of land with a complicated set of public access challenges. Gateway Green offers off-road cycling trails and a mountain-biking destination in East Portland. The Dirt Lab, featuring bike trails, a pump track and bike skills area, opened to the public in June 2017.
- Hancock Park
Includes picnic tables, and playground.
- Dharma Rain Zen Center
DRZC is a diverse group of people who come together to share the practice of meditation, and to study the principles of Buddhism. The purpose of the Center is to offer instruction in Zen practice and Buddhist teachings, and to provide a place where people can form a community that supports Zen practice in everyday life.
- Rose City Golf Course
Rose City Golf Course, in Northeast Portland, is a classic municipal course with a parkland feel. Nestled into a charming old neighborhood, its common to see the surrounding trails and park benches being utilized by residents. Opened in 1923, Rose City is the second oldest course in the city, and has a throwback feel with traditional features. The abundant rows of old growth trees are a staple to the traditional style this course was founded upon, and adequately symbolize the long history of these grounds. Perhaps the easiest of Portland’s municipals, Rose City is a fun, affordable course for all golfers.
- Mekong Bistro
Cambodian and Laos cuisine, lounge and live music.
- Eastside Bar & Grill
Video Poker / Pool Table / Full Bar / Great Food Menu
Lowest Happy Hour prices on the Avenue! 3pm-7pm Daily
Live Music of all genres
- Pho Oregon
Highly recommended Vietnamese restaurant in Portland. Their famous pho and other sumptuous Vietnamese dishes are big in flavor as well as in size. They also recently added a banquet service.
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