Old Town Chinatown

Historical architecture and nightlife options fill the blocks near the west end of the Burnside Bridge.

The Portland Oregon sign is an Old Town landmark.The Portland Oregon sign is an Old Town landmark.

Today, Portland’s original downtown is a bustling entertainment district, home to the famous Portland Saturday Market, Voodoo Doughnut and Lan Su Chinese Garden.

  • Old Town/Chinatown's Ankeny Alley at night

    Old Town’s Ankeny Alley

    Under a lattice of white twinkle lights, outdoor revelers enjoy cocktails, dinner and doughnuts in a block that's closed to cars year-round.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut draws crowds to Old Town.

    Old Town Chinatown activities

    The area where Portland started is just as vital today, housing some of the city's most beloved attractions, nightlife options and art galleries.

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  • It's okay to play with your food at Voodoo Doughnut.

    Old Town Chinatown dining

    Portland's oldest neighborhood is home to historic restaurants, contemporary eateries and one of the world's most famous doughnut shops.

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  • Shoppers at Portland Saturday Market

    Old Town Chinatown shopping

    If you're looking to load up on made-in-Portland souvenirs, unusual artwork and Northwest heritage home goods, look no further than Old Town Chinatown.

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  • Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden built by Suzhou artisans, the Lan Su Chinese Garden takes up an entire block of the city's historic Chinatown district, and offers a peaceful escape from city life.

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  • One of the 150+ artisans who sell their products at the Portland Saturday Market.

    Portland Saturday Market

    This riverside market, open every Saturday and Sunday from March-December, is the largest operating arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.

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Did you know?

  • Old Town Chinatown is home to one of the largest concentrations of cast-iron buildings in the United States (second only to New York’s SoHo).

  • Portland’s Union Station, served by Amtrak, is located at the north end of the Transit Mall.

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