Veering right off Northwest Thurman Street at the edge of Forest Park is a beautifully wooded property known as Gordon Green. Lush with native trees and plants, the property was purchased 35 years ago by Stephen Smiley, a Portland architect drawn to the striking contrast of a forested setting with urban proximity. Resting on a conservation easement enhanced by the complete restoration of an abandoned stream, Gordon Green has been carefully tended and thoughtfully preserved. It is now the site for six exceptional houses.
Because Gordon Green is strategically situated on a conservation easement, future development is not possible. With Forest Park a mere stone’s throw away, the neighborhood is conveniently juxtaposed between hiking and biking trails and the shops and restaurants found along NW 23rd and NW 21st.--Nob Hill. From here, it’s a quick streetcar hop to the Pearl District.