Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, a 20-minute commute east of the downtown area. There are many commercial establishments along busy thoroughfares in the area such as Division Street, 122 Avenue, and Powell Boulevard. The Jade District is part of Powellhurst-Gilbert and is located at 82nd Avenue and Division Street. This area has many Asian businesses and restaurants and is a cultural center for the Asian community.
Powellhurst-Gilbert is a walkable neighborhood with many nearby amenities including a chain pet store and veterinarian on Division Street.
When walking your dog in Portland, you and your pup will seldom have to contend with frigid weather, although cool, wet weather is the norm in winter. Summers are mostly sunny, dry, and warm, so they are ideal for walking with your dog. Spring and fall can be very rainy and a waterproof jacket and umbrella will keep you dry when walking with your pet.
Powellhurst-Gilbert is a 3.44-square-mile neighborhood with residential dwellings, natural areas, and commercial activity. The community is bordered by Division Street on the north, Interstate 205 on the west, Foster Road on the south, and the Powell Butte Nature Park on the east.
Homes in the area are mostly single-family, detached dwellings, many with large yards. There are also some apartment complexes in the district. Large trees are prevalent on private and public properties and the region is heavily vegetated and shady. Some residential streets do not have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and pets. When walking on streets with no sidewalks, keep your dog leashed and walk facing oncoming traffic.
The topography of the region is flat with no steep hills for you and your dog to climb, which is especially good news if you or your pet has mobility issues! A large natural park sits on the east side and another natural area is situated in the northwest side.
The Kelly Butte Natural Area is located on the northwest side of Powellhurst-Gilbert in what is now an extinct volcanic field. This 23-acre, heavily forested greenway is elevated and you and your dog will need to do some climbing to explore. Trails in the greenway may have some elevation changes and rougher terrain.
The east side of the neighborhood is the location of the 611-acre Powell Butte Nature Park. This park has miles of crisscrossing hiking trails. There is a lookout point, heavily treed sections, and a large, open grassy area. This greenway provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with your pet. Powell Butte Nature Park is contiguous with Jenne Butte Park to the east which has 3.3 miles of loop trails with a 690-foot elevation gain.
Other community parks include Ed Benedict Park, Earl Boyles Park, Raymond City Park, Gates Park Property and Gilbert Hydro Park. These parks have trees, open areas, walking paths, and recreational amenities to enjoy while walking through the neighborhood with your pooch.