The Community

The Central Eastside

Washington High School is in Portland’s Central Eastside—a thriving, 24-hour scene where restaurants, bars, retail, offices, and housing all happily co-exist in an unbeatable location. In recent years, the area has become an incubator for hundreds of creative businesses looking to grow within Portland’s central city.

The school building is situated in the heart of the Buckman neighborhood, which boasts an active and youthful population that values sustainability, local business, bike commuting, and all that urban living has to offer.  The area is known for its beautifully restored old Portland homes, liberal residents, and fun and funky feel.

Just seven blocks from the Portland Streetcar line and one block from a frequent-service bus line, Washington High School is a transit-friendly destination. Even better, it has a Walk Score of 95 and a Bike Score of 94.