Formerly known as Fulton, John’s Landing was named for the B. P. John Furniture Company, the largest of many manufacturers in the height of the area’s industrial era. Architects John W. Storrs and John D. Gray privately transformed it into a riverside residential and commercial development. The first homes, built in the 1870’s, were occupied by workers from nearby docks and warehouse and riverside industries.
John's Landing is a small neighborhood tucked in between the west hills and the Willamette River in Southwest Portland. Close to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Lewis & Clark College, the population is largely made up of professionals and families.
Many of the homes were built along a hill and have expansive views of the river and East Portland. Close to downtown, it is a charming neighborhood with urban culture and offers a variety of home styles including historic and single family homes as well as newer riverfront condos and townhomes.
Locals can have a night out of the town without driving into Portland since John’s Landing is home to an assortment of local eateries and bars. If you would rather do some shopping, you will find no shortage of upscale shops selling everything from gourmet candy to stylish shoes. Macadam Avenue is a busy street and boasts major retailers, popular markets, and locally owned restaurants.
Willamette Park is located at the south end of the neighborhood along the Willamette River and covers 27 acres. The attractions are a boat ramp and dock, off-leash dog area, playground, soccer field and tennis court. Nearby features include segments of the Willamette River Greenway Trail and the adjacent Willamette Butterfly Park. The park was named “butterfly” for its importance as a habitat for butterflies.