Where We Are – A Little About Sellwood

Like it’s own city, Sellwood has provided everything it’s citizens need since 1882, with an active main street located a 5 minute walk from Holm. It was eventually annexed into Portland in 1893.

Just 2 blocks away, our main artery, the Sellwood Bridge (originally opened in 1925), experienced a design overhaul in 2016. And, passing right in front of Holm, the Springwater Corridor, a 21 mile, river-side, tree-lined, paved path is our preferred way to get to downtown Portland.

Only a 5 minute walk from Holm, Sellwood Park & Sellwood Riverfront Park have 24 acres of green space, a boat dock and canoe launch, an off-leash dog area, tennis courts, multiple sports fields, and even a horseshoe pit, with free public concerts in the summer.

Just beyond Sellwood Park is Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland’s first wildlife refuge, with 141 acres and 185 recorded bird species, established in 1988 to protect this precious riparian ecosystem.

In just a 15 minute walk lies our “Coney Island of the NW.” Oaks Park, is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the US. You can enjoy bumper cars, a wooden hand carved carousel, famous roller derby and more packed into 44 acres with a view of the river.

Need more for your nature-fix? Drive 8 minutes east to the Rhododendron gardens that bursts into color every spring, or west to cruise the river with The Willamette Sailing Club, Portland’s only small-boat sailing club.