You haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve connected with our diverse communities.

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The Six Quadrants

In our classic quirky fashion, Portland’s six main geographical sections (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, South and North Portland) are referred to by residents as the city’s “quadrants.” Divided on either axis by Burnside Street and the Willamette River, each “quadrant” has its own unique community, style and things to do.

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North Portland


Enjoy live music, local shops, an LGBTQ+ center and popular restaurants and bar on this historic North Portland street.

St. Johns

Discover a lesser-known side of Portland in St. Johns, home to one of Bridgetown’s most gorgeous spans and most beloved parks.


Steps away from bustling Mississippi Avenue, this vibrant North Portland street offers stellar shopping, dining and activities.

Northeast Portland


Just across the river from downtown, this area caters to convention attendees, sports fans and shoppers.

Around the Eastside

Explore more of Portland's bustling east side in these Northeast Portland neighborhoods.

Alberta Arts District

Alberta Arts District Dining

Diverse Alberta offers food for every taste (vegan to carnivore), craving (foie-gras to fried chicken) and budget (PBR to Dom Perignon).

Alberta Arts District Activities

Famed for its monthly Last Thursday street fair, this northeast Portland street offers entertaining options any day of the month.

Alberta Arts District Shopping

With its many boutiques, galleries and indie shops, Alberta Street is made for leisurely shopping strolls.

Northwest Portland

Northwest / Nob Hill

Northwest Portland Activities

This district contains cultural institutions and entertainment options — and borders on a huge urban wilderness laced with trails.

Northwest Portland Dining

Explore the roots of Portland's acclaimed dining scene as well as newer favorites along bustling Northwest 23rd and 21st avenues.

Northwest Portland Shopping

In Northwest Portland, century-old Victorian and Craftsman-style storefronts housing unique boutiques stand alongside national retailers.

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.

Old Town Chinatown

Today, Portland’s original downtown is home to a bustling entertainment district, famous landmarks, marketplaces, gardens and more.

South Portland

Enjoy diverse eats, great views and river activities in Portland’s newest “quadrant.”

Cultural Communities

No matter which neighborhood you're visiting, people in the LGBTQ+ community and of every ethnicity and culture can find themselves in the independent and welcoming Rose City.

Southwest Portland

Southwest Portland Neighborhoods


Portland’s compact, walkable downtown offers easy access to great food, green spaces, cultural offerings and tax-free shopping. Browse the city’s most diverse mix of retail brands, see a show and grab a bite at a food cart or fine restaurant.

Goose Hollow

Sports fans, theater lovers and vegan foodies flock to this Southwest Portland district.

Multnomah Village

Known as “the village in the heart of Portland,” historic Multnomah Village delivers small town charm mere minutes from the city center.

Southwest Portland Attractions

Southeast Portland


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

Central Eastside

Central Eastside Activities

Once a warehouse district, Portland's Central Eastside now stores exciting ways for people to connect with natural wonders, innovative tastemakers and bright minds.

Central Eastside Dining

The epicenter of Portland’s art and design scene, the Central Eastside neighborhood is also pushing the limits of culinary arts.

Central Eastside Shopping

With galleries, boutiques, design studios and showrooms, the Central Eastside is beginning to rival downtown as Portland's fashion hub.

Jade District

This Southeast Portland neighborhood is a bustling cultural hub, home to a population largely composed of immigrants and people of color. Eat and explore in one of the city's most diverse communities.


Hawthorne Dining

Southeast Hawthorne reflects the neighborhood's indie spirit, so you won't find many chain restaurants here. Plan on eating adventurously.

Hawthorne Activities

From first-run movies to first-rate comedy acts, Hawthorne is home to an eclectic array of daytime activities and outstanding nightlife options.

Hawthorne Shopping

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard's indie boutiques and homegrown shops mirror the locals you'll see on the street: fun, funky and fiercely independent.


Follow our guide to eat and explore the best that Montavilla has to offer, only an easy 6-mile journey from downtown Portland.

More Southeast Portland Neighborhoods


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


This bike- and pedestrian-friendly Southeast Portland neighborhood (affectionately known as "FoPo" has a character all its own.


History — from a vintage amusement park to antique goods — dominates this Southeast Portland area.