Wilkes Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Homes with generous square footage are built on well-kept acreage in Wilkes. Houses, condominiums, and apartments are available as rentals. Wilkes is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood where students can walk to elementary, middle, and high schools. The neighborhood has access to Portland by automobile or public transportation. Residents and visitors can catch domestic and international flights at the Portland International Airport. For train travel, an Amtrak station is located in Portland.
In Wilkes, visitors have choices when choosing outdoor opportunities. Fairview Lake is 106 acres and allows non-motorized boats. The warm water lake has public boat access. The lake is an angler’s delight, and is stocked with carp, catfish and trout in the spring. Bass is another fish caught in the lake. The lake area has been developed since 2000, with close to 200 lakefront homes overlooking the lake. The 64-acre Blue Lake is known for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. It is a site for community events. Both lakes are separated by a sandstone ridge.
The Powell Butte Nature Park, an extinct cinder cone volcano, has been a nature park since 1990. Miles of trails provide outdoor opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. The park has a distinct mix of open meadows, groves, forested slopes, and wetlands. The presence of animals, including small mammals, coyotes, and deer will delight any nature lover. Visitors can observe birds of prey as they make their home in the park’s open meadows.
A visit to the Hawthorne District reveals Portland’s Bohemian hub reflecting the 1970s. Architecture buffs enjoy its residential area, where tree-lined streets have craftsman and bungalow styles undergoing restoration. The Boulevard contains coffee shops, antique stores, cafes, and fashionable clothing shops. Hawthorne District landmarks include the Powell’s Books Annex, Hawthorne Bridge, and the Bagdad Theater and Pub.