Forest Park is the largest urban forest reserve in the United States. It stretches across 5000 acres in the northwest part of Multnomah County. The amazingly beautiful natural area includes a multitude of wildlife, miles of walking paths, equestrian trails, and a stunning vista point. The park is the jewel in Portland’s crown; bikers and hikers abound during every month of the year.   As is fitting for such a lovely setting, the homes here are extremely private and grand. The average home price is near $820k and the exclusive, peaceful area boasts a 90% homeowner rate. Ample residences with excellent views easily command over $1 million. The schools that serve this neighborhood range from exceptional to strong. Skyline Elementary, Forest Park Elementary, Stoller Middle, West/East Sylvan Middle, and Lincoln High School have consistently been rated as exceptional by the state of Oregon.   Similar to King’s Heights, Willamette Heights/Forest Park is far removed from the bustle of daily life but close to the varied amenities, shops, and restaurants of Northwest Portland. In particular, most of these homes are situated just a short drive from the northern end of NW 23rd Street. Critically acclaimed eateries include Meriwether’s, Pata Negra, St. Honoré, and Besaw’s. Meriwether’s Restaurant prepares top-notch cuisine and excellent cocktails with fresh northwest ingredients. Casual dress and tasty Spanish tapas distinguish Pata Negra. St. Honoré is an extremely popular French bakery that handmakes their delicious pastries, breads, and lunch fare and Besaw’s Café on NW Savier cooks up hearty America comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  TriMet’s 15 bus line runs along NW Thurman. Having a car to get around is pretty much essential here. It’s a 10 minute drive to downtown Portland via Highway 405, accessed at NW 23rd and Vaughan and a 25 minute drive to the Portland International Airport.