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Maplewood
Neighborhood
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Area
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,558
 • Density 4,115/sq mi (1,589/km2)
Housing
 • No. of households 1021
 • Occupancy rate 97% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 838 households (82%)
 • Renting 183 households (18%)
 • Avg. household size 2.51 persons

Maplewood is a suburban neighborhood in Southwest Portland, Oregon, United States.

Location

Maplewood is on Portland's western border with Garden Home, and on Multnomah County's western border with Washington County. (Small portions of the neighborhood, and thus the city of Portland, extend into Washington County.) The neighborhood is defined as the area west of SW 45th Ave. to the city limit (at approximately SW 66th Ave.), between SW Vermont St. (the northern edge), and SW Multnomah Blvd. (the southern edge). There are many knolls and rolling hills in the neighborhood. Two tributaries of the Tualatin River and Fanno Creek traverse the area: Woods Creek and Vermont Creek. There are extensive green spaces. The street grid does not conform to the Portland much due the topography. Some streets conform to the grid, but dead end. Namesake Maplewood Road curves road from its start at the intersection with SW 45th Ave. and SW Multnomah Blvd., and until it becomes SW 52nd Ave. near Maplewood Elementary School. The Ashcreek neighborhood borders to the south, Hayhurst to the north, and Multnomah to the east, and Garden Home-Whitford CDP in unincorporated Washington County to the west.

Business

Maplewood is almost exclusively a residential neighborhood, with its only commercial businesses along its outer edge.

Neighborhood attractions

Well-hidden April Hill park contains a play structure, a soccer field, and a few trails leading to Woods Creek. Across 45th Ave from the neighborhood on its Northern corner is Gabriel Park and the Southwest Community Center. Just outside the neighborhood's Western edge is the Garden Home Recreation Center. The Alpenrose Dairy is just to the North of the neighborhood, down Shattuck Road.

Worship

The only church in the center of the neighborhood is West Hills Friends Church (a Quaker church, Oregon Meeting). There are several churches on the outskirts of Maplewood: St. Luke Lutheran Church (ELCA) and St. John Fisher Catholic Church near Vermont or 45th Avenue, and Multnomah Presbyterian Churchare on 45th Avenue.

Neighborhood association

Maplewood has a small but active neighborhood association.

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