Neighborhoods & Regions

Portland neighborhoods

  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown's Cultural District

    Downtown Portland

    Portland's compact downtown offers easy access to great food, green spaces, cultural offerings and tax-free shopping.

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  • Boardwalk seating outside Lovejoy Bakers

    Pearl District

    Loading docks and cobblestone streets hint at this former warehouse district’s past, while stylish bars and gleaming lofts point toward the future.

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  • The Portland Oregon sign is an Old Town landmark.

    Old Town Chinatown

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

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  • Shoppers stroll along Northwest 23rd Avenue.

    Northwest Portland / Nob Hill

    Victorians, boutiques and restaurants line the streets of this neighborhood that's ideal for leisurely strolls, while the adjoining Forest Park was made for hikes.

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  • The Lloyd District's Oregon Convention Center, with downtown in the near distance

    Lloyd District

    Easily accessible via light rail and streetcar, the Lloyd District contains the convention center, Oregon's largest mall, and the Moda Center, which hosts NBA games and concerts.

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  • Dining at Tasty n Sons on North Williams Avenue

    Mississippi/Williams

    North Mississippi Avenue features a long stretch of stores, bars and restaurants; the acclaimed eateries and bars on up-and-coming North Williams are just half a mile away.

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  • A shopper tries on handcrafted accessories during Last Thursday.

    Alberta Arts District

    Lined with shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, Northeast Alberta Street erupts into a colorful street fair on the last Thursday of every month.

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  • Rooftop dining in the Central Eastside

    Central Eastside

    Just across the Willamette River from downtown, Portland's Central Eastside blends warehouses, train tracks and a rising tide of restaurants, microbreweries and after-hours hot spots, plus access to riverside recreation.

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  • Thai eatery Pok Pok helped put Division on America's culinary map.

    Division/Clinton

    This pair of close-in Southeast Portland streets features block after block of must-see — and must-eat — destinations.

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  • A young customer at Belmont's Good Food Here food cart pod

    Belmont

    Located a few blocks from Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Belmont boasts its own mix of vintage and indie shops, coffee houses, bars and food carts.

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  • McMenamins Bagdad Theater serves beer and flicks in the heart of Hawthorne.

    Hawthorne

    Eclectic is the norm on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, a walkable street with block after block of vintage shops, boutiques and cafés.

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  • Oaks Pioneer Church, in Sellwood, was built in 1851.

    Sellwood-Moreland

    Historic Sellwood-Moreland boasts an array of shops, vintage vendors and restaurants, as well as a rambling wildlife refuge — all just minutes from downtown.

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Around the region

  • Wahclella Falls is one of more than 90 waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.

    Columbia River Gorge

    Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, hiking trails, more than 90 waterfalls and world-class windsurfing.

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  • Mount Hood with Trillium Lake in the foreground

    Mount Hood

    Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

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  • Meredith Mitchell Vineyards

    Wine Country

    Less than an hour from Portland, the gorgeous Willamette Valley boasts more than 250 wineries, quaint towns and rolling farmland ripe for touring.

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  • Crescent Beach seen from Ecola Point on Oregon's north coast

    Oregon Coast

    Where Oregon meets the Pacific Ocean, you'll find rocky vistas, mile upon mile of public beaches, artistic enclaves, working fishing towns, family attractions, microbrews, seafood and, yes, even surfing.

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  • Tree to Tree Adventure Park west of Portland

    Nearby attractions

    From zip lines to whitewater rafting and horseback riding to pioneer history, these attractions are worth the (short) trips.

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  • Oregon City's Willamette Falls with Mount Hood in the distance

    Nearby towns

    Visit these burgs to explore the region's rich pioneer history and to immerse yourself in nature.

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