Happy Valley Neighborhood Guide
Happy Valley, Oregon is located about 15 miles southeast of Portland in Clackamas County and has a population of around 33,000 people. The city motto is “A great place to live, work, and raise a family.“
Happy Valley is known for its strong community spirit and its wide-ranging recreational options. If you’re looking for a great place to live, Happy Valley, Oregon should be on your short list!
Happy Valley feels like a world unto itself. It’s safe, family friendly, and has excellent public schools (96% of students graduate from high school and 53% graduate from college). There are plenty of parks and recreation areas as well as convenient shopping for all the basics. If you want more, it’s a 5 mile drive to the Clackamas Town Center Mall. Here you’ll also find the Max Line with quick transport to downtown Portland and PDX International airport.
Happy Valley has a diversity of housing ranging from apartments and townhouses to spectacular estates on acreage with views of Mt Hood. Due to available land, new construction is readily available.
A view lover’s paradise, with Mt. Hood looming in the distance, Happy Valley lies just 15 miles southeast of Downtown Portland.
Happy Valley is bordered to the north by Southeast Portland, to the south by Sunnyside, to the west by Milwaukie, and to the northeast by Gresham.
A leisurely drive through Happy Valley’s numerous neighborhoods will give you a good sense of what it feels like to live here. Wide paved streets, lined with sidewalks and trees, an abundance of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns, children playing in the quiet streets, views that go forever into the horizon. All in all Happy Valley is a world unto itself.
Coffee | Pastries
When it comes to coffee we love LOCAL. Both the shops and the roasters. And a plus with this shop, besides an unbeatable roster of seasonal coffee drinks, is that they also serve a wide range of excellent teas.
Peet’s is a Happy Valley coffee destination we’ve come to trust over the years, even though their headquarters and roastery is in California. Service and coffee drinks you can trust.
Dining | Noshing
The dining scene in happy valley has exploded over the past several years. So many great options that it’s hard to choose.
If it’s PIZZA you’re hankering for, check out Happy Hollow Pizzeria for their wood-fired beauties. They have the standards covered (as shown above), but we’re on the adventuresome side, so we also love the Rustica (gorgonzola crumbles, kalamata olives, red onion, roasted garlic, fresh tomato, cooked spinach).
Noodle Man. The name, these photos, and rave reviews say it all.
Happy Valley Station is one of the best designed, most appealing food cart meccas we’ve experienced in Portland Metro. Why limit yourself to one restaurant when you can have 18+ eateries to choose from? Plus a clean and comfortable dining hall, warm and under cover.
Happy Valley Farmers Market
Every Oregon community worth it’s salt has a kickin’ farmers market. And Happy Valley has one of the best. Happy Valley Farmers Market, with both summer and holiday markets, features an engaging mix of locally grown produce, flowers, plants, specialty products, coffee roasters, food carts, and crafts.
Parks | Recreation
- Hood View Park
- Ashley Meadows Neighborhood Park
- Happy Valley Skate Park
- Happy Valley Sports Field
- Neighborhood Parks & Trails
- Mt. Talbert Nature Park
- Wetland Park
Walking & Hiking
County | Zip Code | Population | & More
- County: Clackamas
- Zip Code: 97086
- Size: 11 miles
- Density: 2,865 residents per square mile
- Population: 25,580 (2022)
- Average yearly household income: $157,199
- Growth since 2020: 3.11% (983) annually
- Elevation: 797 feet (compared to Downtown Portland at 20 feet and Council Crest Park at 1,073 feet (highest point within Portland city limits)
- Happy Valley Maps
- Happy Valley Road Map
- Happy Valley Subdivisions and PUDs Map
- Happy Valley Land Use Zoning Map
- Happy Valley Boundary Map
- Interactive Google Map
- Clackamas Town Center (nearby Clackamas)
- Happy Valley Crossroads
- Happy Valley Town Center
- Johnson Creek Crossing (nearby Clackamas)
- Sunnyside Village Square
- Only 27-34 minutes (11-13 miles) to Downtown Portland by car, depending on traffic and time of day.
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