Dunthorpe is an affluent neighborhood just south of Portland, OR. Bordered by the Willamette River, the Dunthorpe community is known for large, beautiful houses and wildlife areas. With half of Dunthorpe belonging to Clackamas County and the other half to Multnomah County, its properties are zoned to mandate half-acre lot sizes at a minimum.
Area highlights include Lewis & Clark College as well as the gorgeous Tyron Creek State Natural Area. A state park, Tryon Creek boasts miles of wilderness trails for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders and is home to wildlife such as coyotes, brush rabbits, raccoons and endangered salamanders. Dunthorpe is situated on the Willamette River’s west side, on 13 acres of which sits the Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close. Created at the turn of the century by Scottish couple Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kerr, and designed by Central Park architect Frederick Law Olmstead, the garden now showcases curated paths, magnolia trees, streams, rock gardens, rhododendrons and more. Located next to the river, Dunthorpe is a convenient locale for many water sports enthusiasts or those looking to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront.