Charming and quiet, the one-hundred-year-old neighborhood of Laurelhurst, established in 1909, is just a ten-minute drive to downtown Portland. The area boasts an assortment of home styles, from Tudors and Craftsman to Bungalows with covered porches—perfect for reading, strumming a guitar, or just watching the world go by.
With a 97% satisfaction rating of “good” or “very good” from residents and an active and involved Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association dedicated to ideas such as Land Use, Transportation, Traffic, Trees, Safety, Garage Sale, Friends of the Laurelhurst Park, Bike, Clean-up, Environment, and Community Safety, neighbors here love their hood.
Thirty-one acres of bucolic shade, including lush grassy areas, a duck pond, walking trails, basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts, playground, and an off-leash area for dogs, Laurelhurst Park’s natural setting is a magnet, pulling the neighborhood together. The first city park ever to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Laurelhurst Park is the focus of neighborhood activity and a great place to take the kids.
In fact, residents of children under the age of 6 can join the Laurelhurst Kids’ Club, organized by neighborhood parents as a way to share resources, which features weekly play groups, a list of trusted babysitters, and pre-school recommendations.
The center of the neighborhood’s Coe Circle features a gilded Joan of Arc on horseback (a full-size reproduction of a statue that still stands at the Place des Pyramides in Paris) which serves as a memorial to World War I.
The 1923-built Laurelhurst Theater, The Goodfoot (live music venue & bar) and nearby Movie Madness (one of largest independent video stores in the country) form the backbone of entertainment in Laurelhurst. While Laurelhurst Market’s steakhouse and butcher shop (named Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010 by Bon Appetit), PaaDee Thai, Bamboo Sushi and Ken’s Artisan Pizza cook up some of the best Portland has to offer.
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