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About Multnomah - Multnomah Village

 

Multnomah Village is lies between SW 45th Ave. to the west, SW Capitol Hill Rd. to the east, SW Vermont St. to the north, and I-5 to the south. The neighborhood is bordered Maplewood , Crestview and Ash Creek on the west, Hayhurst and Hillsdale to the north, and South Burlingame , Marquam and

West Portland Park to the south. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to downtown Portland- depending on traffic.

 

The Village came into being in 1907 when the Oregon Electric Rail Way stopped here on it's way between Portland and Salem . h ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Electric_Railway B. Woodward laid out the land around Multnomah in 1902, naming north-south streets after states and east-west streets after trees

 

Multnomah Village is called the Village in the heart of Portland . It makes you feel like you are in a quaint little old fashioned town in the west hills. Winding cozy streets, lined with cute little bungalows and cottages, are perfect for long walks, and strolling into the cute little town of Multnomah Village to get a cup of coffee at one of the cafes, or a sandwich or salad at one of the bakeries or delis, do some wine tasting, looking at beautiful art at one of the galleries. Some people want to be near the Village just so they can get their daily fix of homemade bread at the Grand Central Bakery!

 

The village kinda has the NW 23 rd feel without all the hype and hustle and bustle. People are more down to earth, friendly and truly love their little community. And it's more family and kid friendly! ThinkerToys is a really cool kids toy store with all kinds of unusual, high quality, thinking, creative and learning toys. The Village even has a huge park you can walk to; Gabriel Park.

You can take art, swimming or music lessons of all kinds at the Multnomah Community Center . They also have sports activities. Locals gather here to share their b sense of community. The amazing thing is that it is still reasonable to buy there and it is only 5 minutes to downtown! The old Multnomah school built in 1913 is now the Multnomah Art Center .

Multnomah Village is the place for you if you don't want the flat grid-like neighborhoods on the Eastside but don't want to be in boring suburbia...like to be able to have a sense of community and walk to town to get a coffee or meal. You get culture, cool old houses and winding streets amid tree covered hills.

The architecture consists of Victorian, Old Portland Bungalows, Craftsman, and newer homes. There are also a lot of 1970's condos and newer town homes and condos. So there is a big variety in price range- you should be able to find something you can afford.

Custer Park

Web blog

Multnomah Village Post

Multnomah Days

Schools Elementary school - Rieke Elementary and Maplewood Elementary .  Middle school - Gray Middle .  High school - Wilson High School .
School Report Cards   To view annual report cards for these schools visit Portland Report Cards .

 

Here is a list of places to eat and drink in Multnomah Village

Down to Earth Cafe
All natural and organic cafe. Great food, fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices, delicious desserts, and healthy smoothies. Map

Fat City Cafe
Old fashioned diner. 30 years in business. Come see the history. Breakfast and lunch in the heart of Multnomah Village . Map

Grand Central Bakery
Artisan bread, pastries, soups and sandwiches provided by locally owned & operated Grand Central Baking Company. Map

O'Connor's Restaurant
Southwestern cuisine. Great daily specials. Breakfast, lunch, dinners. Catering, meeting room. Map

Otto and Anita's Restaurant
Casual German / American family restaurant. Home of the original dill pickle soup. Map

Renner's Grill & Suburban Room
The classic coffee counter serves breakfast & lunch until 3PM everyday. The lounge servese generous libations until 2:30AM, every day. Map

Sip D'Vine
Not your stuffy wine shop! Relax with friends wile enjouing Northwest wines by the saste, glass or bottle. Case discounts. Tues-Sun. Map

Sweets, Etc
The cute little candy store in the village. Map

The Village Hut
Map

Village Coffee
Proudly serving Multnomah Village organic coffees and fine beverages for over 10 years. Thank you patrons! Mon-Fri:6:30-8PM, Sat-Sum 7AM-8PM

Macro's Cafe for great sandwiches and coffee. http://www.marcoscafe.com/

 

Village Map showing where all the shops and cafes are

http://www.multnomahvillage.org/joomla/component/option,com_google_maps/Itemid,45/

 

You can window shop at all the cool trendy shops and antique stores, Here is a Directory of shops found here

 

Annie Bloom's Books
Independent neighborhood bookstore. Open 9AM â€" 10PM. Map

Beyond Borders
Fairly traded handcrafts. Non-profit store; high quality gifts from around the world made by self-help co-ops & family artisan groups. Map

Birdie's
Fun gift shop! Papers! Teas! Candles! Jewelry! Always something new! Map

Fibers In Motion
A quilt & wearable art fabric store: fabrics, buttons, notions, books, gifts & classes. All designed to inspire the artist within. Map

Front Porch Mercantile
Come visit our inspiring shop! We specialize in unique cottage decor, antiques & treasures for your garden. Map

Indigo Traders
Mediterranean chic! Hand-made bedding, textiles, ceramics & lighting. Tasteful gifts and home decor. Map

Jules of Morocco
Jules of Morocco has been offering casually elegant ladies apparel for more than 20 years, using Morocco's traditional hand woven all natural fabric.All the styles in the Jules line are designed to work together complimenting any figure using the natural drape of the fabric Map

M Antiques
An eclectic shop - a source for the designer, decorator, collector & curator. Map

Multnomah Antiques
China , crystal, silver, vintage lighting & furniture. Map

Multnomah Cleaners
Map

Northwest Wools
Knitting yarns, spinning wheels & fibers, books & classes. Our summer hours: June 15th - Labor Day: Mon-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 10-5. Regular store hours: Mon - Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5. Map

Pagenwood Restoring
Antiques bought & sold. Specializing in old wood-working tools. Antique furniture restoration since 1976. Map

Peggy Sunday's
Delights for the home & a wonderful assortment of fine linens and gourmet cookware. Map

Stamp it up
Map

Switch Shoes
Map

Thinker Toys
Smart, fun, inspired: discover Portland 's destination toy store. Great selection, free gift wrap. Map

Topanien Gifts of the Words
Your neighborhood and Web connection to gifts of the world. Map

Village Beads
Unique pearls, crystals, glass, stone, shells and more! Classes too! Come visit our friendly staff! Map

Village Frame & Gallery
Offering the highest quality custom framing and design for artwork, memorabilia and mirrors

 

http://www.marcoscafe.com/ ( The Nelson Thomas building (1913) now houses Marco's Cafe )

 

http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=58606 (Map)

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