Old Town Chinatown

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

Portland Oregon signThe 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.

  • Descend beneath the streets of Old Town Chinatown to learn the lore of the Shanghai Tunnels.

    Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels

    In the late 1850s, a lonely logger might get more than he bargained for at his local tavern. See Portland's historic underbelly on a Shanghai Tunnel tour.

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  • Diners enjoy authentic Japanese ramen at Marukin, inside Pine Street Market.

    Pine Street Market

    A modern food hall in Portland's Old Town features new ventures from established local and international chefs, creating a kind of permanent food festival.

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  • The Society Hotel is the perfect base camp for late-night fun in Old Town Chinatown.

    Portland’s Entertainment District

    On weekend nights, several blocks in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood are closed to cars, making it easy to visit the area's many dance clubs and bars.

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  • MAXimum Portland zine guides you to the world of MAX.

    MAXimum Portland

    This choose-your-own-adventure zine is here to tell you all about MAX, the train that can transport you to amazing sites around Portland.

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  • The Draplin Design Co. pop-up shop in 2014.

    PDX Pop-up Shops

    PDX Pop-Up Shops return downtown every winter, making it easier than ever to find the locally designed and crafted gifts on your holiday shopping list.

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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 OK 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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  • Voodoo's Old Town location draws a crowd at all hours of the day — and night.

    Voodoo Doughnut

    Since 2003, Portland's Voodoo Doughnut has sold millions of wacky, sugary snacks — and with lines forming all hours of the day, the downtown landmark shows no signs of slowing.

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  • One of the 250+ 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 arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.

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  • 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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  • The iconic 50-foot clock tower at Union Station welcomes visitors to Portland.

    Amtrak / Union Station

    Union Station, with its elegant architecture, 50-foot-tall clock tower and cheerful “Go By Train” neon sign, is a Portland landmark.

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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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