Portland Neighborhoods

Portland Heights Nestled in the wooded hills just minutes from downtown, Portland Heights reflects both the staid tradition and contemporary energy of a vibrant urban enclave. From its earliest days, the charm and seclusion of Portland Heights have made it one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Northwest Heights – Located on the west side of Portland's West Hills, Northwest Heights is conveniently located above NW 23rd, near restaurants and shops. With fabulous walkability and in some cases, dynamite city views, this is another one of Portland's most desireable neighborhoods.

The Pearl District The Pearl District is located in Northwest Portland, adjacent to the downtown core. Starting with Burnside Street, the street names are in alphabetical order moving north throughout the district. Enjoy fine dining and shop in Portland’s chicest shops – whether you choose to walk, bike, drive or use public transit, getting to the Pearl District couldn’t be easier.

Multnomah Multnomah is a charming area with a small-town community feel. This quaint area is located in Southwest Portland, but is still a fairly easy commute to Downtown Portland. The heart of the neighborhood is called "Multnomah Village", where you will find streets lined with unique gift and antique shops, cafes, a wine shop, an independent music store, art galleries, coffee shops, and more. This is a great place to take a stroll, especially during the holidays, as the village feel will make you feel as though you have been transported back to a simpler time. The Multnomah Community Center is a popular neighborhood gathering place, where locals come to share a strong sense of community. Here you'll find art and music classes of all varieties, as well as sports activities.

Nob Hill Set among a backdrop of old Victorian homes, Nob Hill is a sparkling rich neighborhood located in NW Portland. Nob Hill is a long time destination for chic shoppers searching for unique experiences and urban splendor.  Nob Hill is where local Portlanders go for shopping sophistication and five star dining.

Westmoreland & SellwoodMore shopping, more dining, more fun! More of everything is what makes Westmoreland one of Portland’s most cherished and authentic neighborhoods. World class restaurants sit smack up against the taquerias and pizzerias. Incredible shops invite you, offering it all from quirky to classic, to chic. The Sellwood area has overlooked the beautiful Willamette River since the late 1840’s. This approximately 2 square mile area of the Sellwood neighborhood is attached to the West Bank by the Sellwood Bridge. The shadow of the bridge is the family favorite Oaks Park and just beyond is a wide variety of restaurants ranging from fine cuisine to family public houses. If you like antiquing, you’ll love to peruse the antique shops and their treasures.

 

EastmorelandEastmoreland features sprawling homes set back from the street on expansive lawns, with beautiful gardens. A canopy of mature trees lining the streets makes this an inviting and serene area to live. Reed College is located in the area, as is the beautiful Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Eastmoreland Golf Course, and Berkeley Park.

Hawthorne & Belmont Undoubtedly, Hawthorne is one of the most unique and most popular areas in Southeast Portland. The area is known for its wonderful restored Old Portland homes, liberal residents, and fun and funky feel. The street is lined with unique restaurants, shops and local Portland flair.

LaurelhurstLaurelhurst is a neighborhood of vintage homes and undulating streets surrounding a park of the same name, straddling the NE and SE sections of Portland. Stone markers flank the entrances to the area. This is one of Portland's most popular neighborhoods because of its older, established feel & convenient location, just minutes to downtown.

IrvingtonVisitors to this eclectic street will find gourmet food and wine at Irvington Market and a variety of biographies and fiction at Broadway Books. Visit Ceramica and let your creative juices flow while hand-painting pottery. Hit Emily Jane and Halo for high-end women's clothing and shoes. When you need to refuel, try Cadillac Café, Acadia, Yuki and Pastini.

 

AlamedaAlameda is a gorgeous neighborhood with quiet, tree-lined streets and some gorgeous homes, many on larger lots. Homes that are located on Alameda ridge have a stunning view of Portland and the West hills. Alameda is a popular and prestigious community with a strong sense of neighborhood pride. Nearby Beaumont-Wilshire you will find coffee shops, a brewpub, and some nice residential and commercial areas to take a stroll.

 

Alberta StreetWhen you come to Alberta Street, you experience the full spectrum of sights and sounds. On these 26 blocks, your senses enjoy art, food design and music in all their multicultural expressions. Art galleries show paintings, glass, metal and sculptures from contemporary artists and from around the world. Restaurants feature cuisines from Southern America to Asia, Europe and Latin America. Shops sell an enormous variety of clothing accessories and décor by designers from Portland to Nairobi.

 

N. MississippiThe hottest new restaurants, hippest and totally unique shops and boutiques make up only part of the style of Mississippi Avenue! Mississippi Avenue is rich in tradition and history as a neighborhood and community that cares about its people and focuses on sustainability and giving back. Culturally diverse, there is a spirit and a sentiment that you can feel as you stroll down Mississippi Avenue, where music and art are everywhere, with history and the future blending as well as the espresso at Blue Gardenia, Fresh Pot & Muddy's.

 

University Park/St. Johns While most of the city is laid out on an east facing grid, this neighborhood sits on a southwest axis – which allows more sunbeams to stream into the living rooms of this areas Cape Cod and English style Cottages. One of the best features of this neighborhood is how reasonably the house prices still are. Homebuyers can typically find a house about $50,000 less than other popular Northeast and Southeast areas. Getting hipper by the day, residents can walk to coffee, restaurants and shops with unique treasures.