The Neighborhood

Irvington is on the east side of the Willamette River, just two miles from downtown Portland. Comprising .75 square miles, the neighborhood is filled with many architecturally distinct homes and heritage trees. The Irvington Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Irvington House is located in the heart of the district, which extends east to west from NE 7th Ave to NE 26th Ave, and north to south from NE Fremont St to NE Broadway. Only four blocks from the house, Broadway is lined with many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other businesses, including a Safeway grocery store. A shopping complex at NE 15th & Fremont, five blocks to the north, includes a public library, restaurants, shops and Whole Foods Market. The neighborhood is a great place to walk (see attached PDF). Nearby Irvington Park has lots of big trees, green grass, ball fields, a water feature and playground for children, an off-leash dog park, basketball and tennis courts, and picnic tables. If you are interested in reading more about the neighborhood, the Irvington Community Association has a detailed history on their website: http://www.irvingtonpdx.com/about/history.html