Marquam Hill, Portland, Oregon

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View of Marquam Hill and OHSU from the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge

Marquam Hill is a populated hill located just south of Downtown Portland, Oregon, United States in the Homestead neighborhood. It is also called Pill Hill because it is home to Oregon Health & Science University, Portland VA Medical Center and Portland Shriners Hospital.[1][2][3]

Marquam Hill was named for Philip A. Marquam.[4] It is classed by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place and not as a hill.[5] It is part of the Tualatin Mountains, along with nearby Council Crest and Portland Heights.


  1. ^ "OHSU tram makes its public debut". Associated Press. KOMO. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  2. ^ Frazier, Joseph B. (2007-02-03). "Tram keeps Portland on cutting edge of mass transit". Associated Press. USA Today. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  3. ^ Brenneman, Kristina (2000-09-29). "Williams rolls down Pill Hill and into classroom". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 611. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  5. ^ "Marquam Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-19.

Coordinates: 45°30′00″N 122°41′32″W / 45.500118°N 122.692318°W / 45.500118; -122.692318