Hayden Island (Multnomah County Or.) -- Demographics, Hayden Island (Multnomah County Or.) -- Social aspects, Hayden Island (Multnomah County Or.) -- Economic aspects
Although often overlooked by residents of the urban centers that surround it, Hayden Island -- located in the midst of the Columbia River between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington -- exemplifies the kind of diverse community that defines the metroscape. With a local population of well over 2,000 and a sizable retail shopping district, Hayden Island struggles to be recognized as a destination location known for a distinctive mix of commercial, residential, and natural attributes. Its unique geographical position, however, offers both the possibility of prosperity and the threat of exploitation.
Deitchley, Chad (2012) Columbia Crossroads, Winter 2012 Metroscape, p. 6-13.
Originally appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.