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Madison South is a mixed-use neighborhood located in northeast Portland, Oregon. There are several schools and a bible college located in the district as well as greenways, a golf course, and churches. Residents of Madison South can access plenty of services on foot. The main thoroughfares of Fremont Street and NE 82nd Avenue are lined with restaurants, cafes, shops, and grocery stores.  There are two veterinarians located in the neighborhood that locals and their pets can walk to for convenience. 


The neighborhood is very walkable and Portland weather is cooperative for pedestrian travel. Dog walkers will need to invest in some rain gear to stay dry as Portland has lots of rain in the fall, winter, and spring, with less rainfall in the summer. Winter temperatures are cool, especially early in the morning or later in the evening. Summers are warm, sunny, and enjoyable for outings with your pup with few severe storms to hamper your outings.

Terrain in Madison South
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
Madison South is bordered by Interstate 84 on the southwest, Sandy Boulevard on the north, and 65th Avenue on the west. The Rose City Golf Course is situated on the west side and creates a large manicured green space. Also on the west side is Rocky Butte Park, situated on the slopes of an inactive volcano, and the Alameda Ridge, a gravel bar left some 15,000 years ago during a flood. Inclines, for the most part, are gentle and it is not difficult for pedestrians and pets to navigate them. 


The Grotto, a unique Catholic nature sanctuary is situated in the north section, providing more natural green space in the community. Residential properties are heavily landscaped with lots of trees, lawns, and gardens. Streets are lined with sidewalks and grassy berms which are ideal for walking your dog as they provide separate pedestrian paths and soft footing. 

Greenways in Madison South
10 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Portland have an average of:
9 Greenways
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Rocky Butte Park and the associated section of Joseph Wood Hill Park are situated on the east side of the Madison South neighborhood. This park is popular with hikers and rock climbers. Many of the trails have been naturally created by wildlife and are not maintained. They can be dangerous with steep inclines and drops, so use caution. The Joseph Wood Hill Park features red crushed stone paths and a monument. Dogs are allowed off-leash on Rocky Butte trails but not in the Joseph Wood Hill section of the park.

To the west, there is a large 15-acre park and recreation area. Glenhaven Park provides sports fields and facilities, paved walking paths, a playground, and accessible play areas. If you or your pup have mobility issues, this greenway may make a better walking destination.

For residents in the southern section, there is a small natural park nearby. Hancock Park is 4 acres and has large trees, picnic tables, and a playground.

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