Collins View is a hilly 465-acre neighborhood in Southwest Portland, Oregon. It has 848 households. (2010 Census).

Collins View is unique in several important ways:

More about Nature in Collins View: Portland's Special Status Habitats — recognized by state and federal agencies as being ecologically important — include Strategy Habitats: herbaceous wetlands, upland prairie and native grasslands, oak woodlands, interior forests (especially late successional conifer forests), bottomland hardwood forest, and riparian habitat. (From Westside Wildlife Corridor on Parks & Recreation website.)

Neighborhood Emergency Team

Q: What is NET??
A: It's our Neighborhood Emergency Team! Read all about it [HERE].

Collins View Firewise Community

Q: What is FIREWISE??
A: Collins View is a nationally recognized Firewise Community! We are working to reduce potential damage from urban wildfire. Read all about it [HERE].

Nextdoor is a private social network for Collins View and nearby 'Hoods

Thousands of folks across many neighborhoods are set up on Nextdoor. You can set up your login by validating your street address — then you can view and participate.

See our Sign-Up instructions [LINK]. Thereafter, login into Next Door, and you'll land in the Collins View context. (The Nextdoor Instructions page also has a mini-orientation.)

College Party Houses

Do you live near a college Party House that disturbs your nights?
Talk to the students! Refer them to our Five-Minute Guide to Living in the Neighborhood.
If the ruckus continues, call the Campus Safety Office (open 24 hours/day) at 503-768-7777.

This is not to say that non-student adults don't also disturb the peace with fireworks, loud cars, and so on. See Resources on the Home page.

Collins View History in a Nutshell

This area was settled first by the Kalapuya people.

Historic Greenwood Hills Cemetery (1884) is a popular gathering and walking space, maintained by a volunteer association. Locals also enjoy walking and cycling through River View Cemetery to the Sellwood Bridge.

One of the oldest roads in the region is Boones Ferry Road. A Historical Marker sits at the junction with Taylor's Ferry Road. One of the city's first electric trolley lines ran through Collins View to the cemeteries from 1891 to 1899! Early Collins View had a Grocery, a Dance Hall, and a School. In the early 20th century there were orchards, vacation cottages, and the Frank Estate, which is now L&C College. BTW, The name 'Collins View' came from a developer.

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The New Collins View Blog is accumulating articles on history, walks you can take in the area, and so on. New articles are announced on Nextdoor, or you can just check the blog home page from time to time: [NewCollinsView.blog]

Membership in the CVNA (neighborhood association) is open to all residents, property owners, governmental agencies, business licensees and nonprofit organizations located within Collins View. See the association website: [CollinsViewNA.org]

Southwest Trails is a group of volunteers who maintain local trails - on street and off. They also sponsor regular walks and hikes of all kinds. [SWTRAILS-PDX]


The neighborhood association, CVNA, is part of a larger Portland NA system of some 90 neighborhoods.

Southwest Neighborhood Information is a (non-profit) coalition of the Neighborhoods in SW Portland. Details, history, and concerns are omitted here! Please check it out. See [SWNI.org]

The SW News newspaper is/was free, delivered monthly. COVID-19 prompted SW News to go all digital, and is available on the SWNI website. If you 'subscribe', they send an Email linking to the newsletter each month.