East Columbia Neighborhood – Your New Home

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East Columbia, along the Columbia River in Northeast Portland, is known for its many green spaces. It is home to the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland Meadows Golf Course, and Delta Park. There’s also another golf club just outside the eastern boundary of the neighborhood, and another just to the west. East Columbia is also home to the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, a popular attraction for families. The arboretum is over 28 acres and has a wide variety of agriculture including trees planted by young local students.

It is a good neighborhood for those who enjoy being active in the outdoors. In addition to the parks and golf courses already mentioned, there are also a number of marine activities enjoyed by residents of this neighborhood bordering the Columbia River. It tends to be seen as a bit more upscale area than neighboring Bridgeton, which lies between parts of East Columbia and the Columbia River and is more well-known for its access to marine facilities and activities.

The types of homes you will find in East Columbia depend on the part of the neighborhood in which you look. Some areas are quite transitional, while others offer impressive, beautiful homes. While there isn’t too much in the way of businesses, restaurants and shopping options right in East Columbia, you can access these areas through just a quick drive. There is the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center, which has a Target and Safeway, as well as the New Seasons in the Arbor Lodge area.

Parks:

  • Columbia Children’s Arboretum
    The Columbia Children’s Arboretum, a Portland City Park, stands on land originally owned by the old Columbia School District and marked as a possible site for a new high school in the 1920s. The area was taken in by Portland Public Schools in 1964. Students from the local middle school, which served a lower income and very transient neighborhood, began working here under the GROW program, part of a hands-on approach to science. The brush was cleared, orchards, trees, and organic gardens planted, and the 50 state trees project was begun. However, in 1983, the Columbia Middle School was closed and the interest in the park dwindled as the site became a magnet for homeless campers. Portland Parks purchased the acreage from the public schools in 1999 and began a rehabilitation effort with the help of local volunteers. Many of the state trees have been replanted and new signage has been posted. This quiet haven is now an inviting enclave for tree lovers and school groups among the industrial expanses of North Portland.

Nearby parks and recreation:

  • St Johns Community Center  
    Basketball court, gymnasium, rock climbing wall.
  • St Johns Park 
    Softball field, paved paths, picnic tables, soccer field.
  • St Johns Racquet Center
    Includes tennis court, and tennis court – indoor.
  • Cathedral Park
    Boat dock, dog off-leash area, paved paths, picnic tables and stage for summer concerts.  This park is believed to be a Lewis and Clark expedition landing site.
  • Delta Park
    Includes dog off-leash area – fenced, football field, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, synthetic turf, and volleyball court.
  • Columbia Edgewater Country Club
    Founded in 1925, Columbia Edgewater Country Club has been part of Portland’s golf landscape for nine decades. The club serves as a place where families can spend time together and enjoy the company of others as they learn to embrace the game of golf.

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