Homestead, Portland, Oregon

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Homestead is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°29′45″N 122°41′11″W / 45.49571°N 122.68629°W / 45.49571; -122.68629Coordinates: 45°29′45″N 122°41′11″W / 45.49571°N 122.68629°W / 45.49571; -122.68629
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Homestead Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 2,556
 • Density 2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
 • No. of households 1408
 • Occupancy rate 94% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 560 households (40%)
 • Renting 848 households (60%)
 • Avg. household size 1.82 persons

Homestead is a Southwest Portland, Oregon, United States, neighborhood in the city's West Hills. The neighborhood is home to Marquam Nature Park (SW Marquam St. & Sam Jackson Park Rd.), which offers urban hiking in the form of the Marquam Trail, which one can follow to Downtown. The neighborhood also features a scenic boulevard, SW Terwilliger Blvd. Parkway. The parkway has a wide, paved path for walking, running and biking.

Though primarily residential, the northern portion of the neighborhood includes two regionally important medical complexes on Marquam Hill: the main campus of Oregon Health & Science University, and Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Portland Aerial Tram connects these complexes to the South Waterfront district in the South Portland neighborhood on the Willamette River south of Downtown.


The neighborhood is served by Ainsworth Elementary School, West Sylvan Middle School, and Lincoln High School.