SURE, THE SIDEWALKS are snarled in a traffic jam of stroller-pushing parents and tricycle-pounding tots—but is your hood one of Portland’s hottest breeding grounds? We did some digging to discover which zip codes had the highest number of births over the past 15 years. The news: since 1990, Portlanders have flocked ever farther east to start their families, first in neighborhoods like South Tabor and Woodstock (97206), and more recently in Centennial (97233) and Pleasant Valley (97236).

1995

  • 661 Births (97206)
  • 535 Births (97202)
  • 528 Births (97233)

2000

  • 697 Births (97206)
  • 689 Births (97233)
  • 518 Births (97211)

2007

  • 761 Births (97233)
  • 645 Births (97206)
  • 617 Births (97236)
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