Introduction to Fairview, Oregon

Fairview, Oregon, in Multnomah county, is 2 miles N of Gresham, Oregon and 11 miles E of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 7,561 people lived in Fairview.

Fairview History

Fairview was named after the local Methodist Sunday school. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The city of Fairview was incorporated in 1908.

Fairview and nearby Attractions

  • Barn Museum
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Rooster Rock State Park
  • Battle Ground State Park
  • Rail Depot Museum
  • McLoughlin House National Historic Site

Things To Do In Fairview

There are several parks in the city, including Ainsworth State Park, Rooster Rock State Park and Milo McIver State Park. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Gresham History Museum. Boating and fishing facilities are provided by Blue Lake and Fairview Lake.

Fairview Transportation

Flights are available from Portland International Airport.

Fairview Higher Education

Mt. Hood Community College, Clackamas Community College and Portland Community College provide programs in higher studies.


Total Population 9,094
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,389
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,624
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,954
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,097


Median Family Income $57,094
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 7.7%


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $957
Median House Value $194,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.4%
Irish 12.2%

Fairview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Multnomah
Standard Zip Codes 97024
Phone Area Codes 503
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.538
Longitude -122.432

Fairview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairview, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Interlachen (97024)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gresham 108,250 $54,506
Happy Valley 15,693 $109,461
Johnson City 573 $42,500
Maywood Park 894 $84,861
Troutdale 16,339 $70,506
Wood Village 3,946 $41,607
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