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Marquam Hill

Cityscapes, Cappuccino and Council Crest

Marquam Hill is named after Philip Marquam, a gold-miner turned lawyer. In 1857, he purchased 298 acres that became known as “Marquam Hill”. In the early 1900’s, a medical school was built on the hill and over the years, “Pill Hill” has expanded into the current University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (OHSU), which includes the Dental School.

Marquam Hill Neighborhood

This residential neighborhood, overlooking Downtown and the Willamette River, is filled with a mixture of homes and apartment buildings. Its location in the West Hills offers prestige and convenience to nature trails. For example, the Marquam Nature Park, accessed on Sam Jackson Parkway, winds through Douglas fir forests and continues to Council Crest.

Council Crest Park is over 44 acres and is thought to be the highest point in Portland at 1073 feet above sea level. Fairmount Road circles Council Crest and is a popular spot for joggers.

Whether exploring these outdoor options, visiting nearby Downtown, or enjoying the view from your home, Marquam Hill is an optimal neighborhood within which to reside.

Marquam Hill Neighborhood