Buckman Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Buckman is a unique Portland, Oregon neighborhood comfortably reflecting a style all its own. Old buildings add character to the community and contribute to the classic atmosphere. This a neighborhood that anyone can call home, a place where people enjoy getting to know each other as they walk along streets filled with distinctive merchants and coffee houses.
The Willamette River runs along the western border of the Buckman neighborhood. It is one of the largest rivers in the United States, a powerful and dynamic force of water running the length of the state of Oregon, almost directly through the center of downtown Portland.
Willamette River is a great place for outdoor recreation. Visitors to the river can hike along trails through the woods that lead to waterfalls and magnificent nature scenes. Photographers and environmental enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the wild and free spirited atmosphere. Canoeing and kayaking are popular sports for those who play on the river, as are sunbathing on secluded shores and swimming and fishing along the river’s banks.
Laurelhurst Park is east of the Buckman neighborhood. This 486-acre park was established in the early 1900’s and is one of the sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Laurelhurst is a perfect destination for sports and relaxation. It has several sports facilities available including tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. There’s a dog park where pets can enjoy the freedom of running without their leashes. Numerous trails wind throughout the park. Some, but not all of them, are paved. The park has picnic and playground areas with accessibility and amenities for disabled visitors. It also has a charming duck pond.