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:
- It has four cemeteries, two of which are historic, within its boundaries: [CEMETERIES].
It has, or borders on, several natural areas or nature parks:
Eight-hundred-acre Tryon Creek State Park and River View Natural Area with Marshall Park close by, home to a wide variety of plants, birds and other wildlife in what's called the Westside Wildlife Corridor. This forested spine of the west hills protects remaining natural habitat, protects headwater streams, and creates a continuous wildlife migration corridor from Forest Park south along the west hills.
It has schools and colleges:
Oregon's largest private liberal arts college (Lewis & Clark), a fine law school (Lewis & Clark Law School) and highly-rated Riverdale High School on Terwilliger (an
erraticpart of the nearby Riverdale School system, not a Portland public school!) make Collins View home to a number of students, faculty, and staff.
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.)
A gallery of photos would be nice.
The neighborhood association, CVNA, is part of a larger Portland NA system of some 90+ neighborhoods.
Membership in neighborhood association is open to all residents, property owners, governmental agencies, business licensees and nonprofit organizations located within Collins View.
Southwest Neighborhood Information is a (non-profit) coalition of the Neighborhoods in SW Portland. SWNI budget comes somewhat from City. 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 has prompted SW News to go all digital, and is available on the SWNI website.