Blog Stories Neighborhood Spotlight: Powell Butte Nature Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: Powell Butte Nature Park

By Lisa Avena, October 18, 2019

One of the best things about Portland is you can be out running errands and decide to pop up and do a quick hike in the middle of the city. A jaunt up Mt. Tabor is an obvious way to burn off some morning donuts found on Hawthorne, and Powell Butte Nature Park is ideal if you want a quick escape to 600+ wide open acres. You can even bring your horse!

The city officially established Powell Butte as a nature park in 1987. It opened to the public in 1990 and is managed by Portland Parks & Recreation.

Today, there are miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, including rabbits, ring-necked pheasants, ground squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, skunks, bats, chipmunks, coyotes, and black-tailed mule deer.

Powell Butte Nature Park

16160 SE Powell Blvd

Stats Courtesy: portlandoregon.gov

Lisa Avena

ADU Specialist + Earth Advantage Broker

Searching for a place to finally lay down roots and to call home, I moved to Oregon with my family over a decade ago. Arriving in Portland, we instantly fell in love with the vibrant neighborhoods, older homes, walkability, and amazing local music scene. We knew immediately that we had finally found our home. We settled down in inner SE where we’ve lived ever since. While in California, I attended UC Davis where I earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and went on to work in social services for over five years, before I began a full time career raising my three daughters and giving back to my community. Some of my volunteer commitments have included serving on several non-profit boards, working as the volunteer outreach coordinator for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and helping to coordinate fundraising events and develop community partners for local radio station KZME. As a Realtor, I am absolutely committed to helping my clients not only find the perfect house, but also the right community for them to call home. I take great pride in the level of service I provide. This begins with educating my clients about the process of buying or selling a home, knowing current market conditions, representing their interest and serving as their trusted advisor/negotiator throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond. As a Realtor, I’ve been able to combine my passions of helping people, building community and my love for the places we call home.  Please let me know how I can help you!
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Lisa Avena

ADU Specialist + Earth Advantage Broker


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