West Hills in Southwest Portland Offers Laid-Back Luxury

Claire Carponen | Mansion Global

The West Hills neighborhood in southwest Portland has been attracting wealthy Portlanders since the late 19th century. Individuals who made their fortunes through the city’s then-booming timber industry relocated from the city center to its forested hills for scenic views and natural surroundings.

…“It’s a small big city with an excellent food and artisan brewery scene and many recreational facilities,” said Cindy Thackery, of estate agency John L. Scott.

The biggest pull, however, is the city’s thriving jobs market. Portland has a strong economy and job opportunities across the spectrum, Mr. Reitzug said. The tech industry has some of the city’s top paying firms, including Intel, Google and Oracle and newcomers such as Airbnb.

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