Happy Valley

You will find the majestic suburb city of Happy Valley.

Welcome to Happy Valley

Small-town space with majestic views all around.
Just southeast of Portland and on the northwest edge of Clackamas County, you will find the majestic suburb city of Happy Valley. First settled in the 1850s, the region was variously known as Christilla Valley or Deardorff Valley. Mount Scott, an inactive volcano over 1,000 feet high, dominates the geography of what we now call Happy Valley. Scouters Mountain is also viewable and a popular place to explore.
Although unincorporated until 1965, Happy Valley is known as one of the wealthiest cities in Oregon. Its modest population enjoys the area’s quaint suburban feel.

What to Love

  • Beautifully crafted homes with Mt Hood views
  • Charming history
  • Natural beauty
  • Outdoor space to explore
  • Strong sense of community
  • Close proximity to the largest mall in Oregon
  • An hour away from the ski slopes

Local Lifestyle

People who call the Happy Valley home are among an elite group. Many of the residents own their own homes in the delightful neighborhoods surrounding the city. Houses situated on the sides of ridges have especially lovely views of the valley.
Most residents get outside frequently, sometimes as a reprieve from their city lives in Portland. Happy Valley has mountain trails to explore and several parks in the city, making it an exceptional place for people who enjoy outdoor adventures. The region is all the more appealing for its mild seasonable temperatures. And on days when the weather is less than ideal, you can find plenty of things to do in the quaint city of Happy Valley.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Locals love to dine at the Mediterranean Grill Restaurant when craving the savory foods of the Middle East. Serving Mediterranean pizza to lamb chops and kabobs, this cozy restaurant is delicious. De Fuego Grille is another culinary passage to savory delight. The restaurant is noteworthy for its robust selection of whiskey, and patrons rave about its tapas.
The Margarita Factory of Happy Valley has the best Mexican food in Happy Valley. Seafood lovers can visit Hops n Drops to sample Hawaiian Sriracha shrimp or a spicy shrimp po’ boy. They also serve wine that pairs with your meal of choice. One of the best steakhouses around, Stanford’s Clackamas serves pasta and sandwiches in addition to steak. Located just a few minutes west of Happy Valley, it’s the somewhat rare example of a family-friendly steakhouse. Contemporary American chain serving steak, pasta & sandwiches, plus cocktails & local beers.
In Happy Valley, there are many clothing stores to explore all the latest, trendiest fashions. Two popular choices are Sublime Clothing, where you can find stylish clothing, home decor, and more, and Buckle, which has the perfect outfit for any occasion. Buckle is situated within the Clackamas Town Center, where you can find a movie theater and upscale shopping and dining experiences.

Things to Do

Whether traveling nearby or a resident of Happy Valley, you need to check out Hidden Falls Nature Park. Here you will see majestic waterfalls, a covered bridge, and plenty of natural splendor no matter where your eyes look.
Golfers should visit Golf at Eagle Landing. It is the perfect way to spend a day outside enjoying Oregon’s beauty; you can play miniature golf, soccer golf, or a par-3 regular golf course.
When it’s time to move your fun indoors, MindTrix Escape Room Games may be an adventure you will not soon forget. These games are designed to be the most immersive and advanced game rooms around with stories designed for both novices and skilled adventure-seekers.


Residents in Happy Valley are a part of the North Clackamas School District. Students may attend:

Overview for Happy Valley, OR

52,277 people live in Happy Valley, where the median age is 44.2 and the average individual income is $43,822.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.2 years

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Around Happy Valley, OR

There's plenty to do around Happy Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Clinton Market, Stella's Kitchen, and Jen’s Pastries.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 7.17 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 10.78 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 8.14 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 11.46 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 16.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 7.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Happy Valley, OR

Happy Valley has 18,437 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Happy Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,277 people call Happy Valley home. The population density is 1,628.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.88 / 51.12%

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Schools in Happy Valley, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Happy Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Verne A Duncan Elementary School
K - 5th
Happy Valley Elementary School
K - 5th
Scouters Mountain Elementary
K - 5th
Happy Valley Middle School
6th - 8th
Sunnyside Montessori House Of Children
PreK - K
No rating available
Spring Mountain Elementary School
K - 5th
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