Hayhurst Neighborhood Website
Southwest Neighbors Inc. Website
Neighborhood Boundaries Map
Capital Improvement Projects*
Southwest Neighborhood Events Calendar
Southwest Neighborhood News
Public Land Use Notices
The first group of people to settle in the Hayhurst neighborhood were pioneers from the mid-west. They settled here in the mid-1800’s when the area was heavily forested and wild. The area had no roads and no good way to communicate with Portland. The settlers regularly saw deer and bear and had frequent contact with Native Americans. At this time Hayhurst was part of the larger community of Hillsdale.
Hayhurst continues to be a low-key, quiet neighborhood. It has changed with the times but still holds on to its rural flavor. It has preserved many old trees, green spaces, and sensitive environmental areas. Many of the families have lived in the neighborhood for more than 20 years and can trace their ancestry to early pioneers in the area. The 2000 census lists Hayhurst’s population at 5,185.