Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders the neighborhoods of Montavilla, Hazelwood, and Mill Park on the north, Centennial on the east, Pleasant Valley on the east and south, and Lents and South Tabor on the west.
According to the Neighborhood Plan, the neighborhood is named after two of its schools: Powellhurst (named in the 1920s after 1850s settler Jackson Powell) and Gilbert (named after William M. Gilbert, an Indiana emigrant who settled in the area c. 1890). Settlement of the community by farmers via the Donation Land Claim Act began in the middle of the 19th century. Rail service to Portland began in 1892, spurring residential development. The resulting suburb was gradually annexed by Portland beginning in the 1960s and completing in 1994.
Portland is TERRIBLY congested. We dont have rush 'hour'---we have rush DAY. Road systems were not built for our population and there is littlehope of it ever being fixable. Growth is planned to the east of Portland.
Its actually not too bad going into downtown from that area, as you have many routes. It depends a lot on what you consider 'downtown', also. Its not fun at all to try for downtown from western areas. You would be east/southeast of it. Yes there are stores and restaurants all around you.... more
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Here's one listing from Craigslist. For others check http://portland.craigslist.org/fgs/
Cheap Yard work and more!!!!!! (SE Portland)
Date: 2011-07-07, 6:53PM PDT
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I am here for all your lawn and yard needs! I have experience in just about anything you could want done to your yard. From just a basic mow and feed on you lawn to a whole remole of your yard. I am vary open to offers of what you feel you should pay. I have two kids 3 and 5 I am doing this on the side to save up for there college fund. So I feel if I can do good work at a good price I will have return customers. Feel free to e mail me or call to work out an appointment my name is Matt 503-953-5002
Location: SE Portland
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Hi there - I recommend calling the local police department, who can best help you with crime statistics in the area.
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Raleigh Hills is an older neighborhood with good access to down town Portland , Hwy 26 to Hillsboro, and 217 to the I-5 corridor. Depends a lot on where you are looking in Raleigh Hills, it is on the edge of Multnomah and Washington Counties, with very different property tax fees in Multnomah. There are some great neighborhoods depending on your price.