Portland NeighborhoodsYou haven’t been here until you’ve connected with our diverse communities.
The Five Quadrants
In our classic quirky fashion, Portland’s five main geographical sections (Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest 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.
Enjoy live music, local shops, an LGBTQ+ center and popular restaurants and bar on this historic North Portland street.
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.
Diverse Alberta offers food for every taste (vegan to carnivore), craving (foie-gras to fried chicken) and budget (PBR to Dom Perignon).
Famed for its monthly Last Thursday street fair, this northeast Portland street offers entertaining options any day of the month.
With its many boutiques, galleries and indie shops, Alberta Street is made for leisurely shopping strolls.
Sandy Boulevard was once a stretch of auto shops and warehouses but is now a destination for dining, drinking and entertainment on Portland's east side.
Hungry for Portland’s best eats? Spend a day eating and exploring along this lively restaurant row on Northeast 28th Avenue.
Follow our guide to eat and explore the best that Montavilla has to offer, only an easy 6-mile journey from downtown Portland.
This district contains cultural institutions and entertainment options — and borders on a huge urban wilderness laced with trails.
Explore the roots of Portland's acclaimed dining scene as well as newer favorites along bustling Northwest 23rd and 21st avenues.
In Northwest Portland, century-old Victorian and Craftsman-style storefronts housing unique boutiques stand alongside national retailers.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town Chinatown
The city’s oldest neighborhood is filled with surprises. Find them all with the help of our handy itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden built by Suzhou artisans, Lan Su Chinese Garden offers a peaceful escape in Portland's historic Chinatown district.
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.
Portland Saturday Market
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
Beyond big trees and picnic tables, Washington Park offers a zoo, two museums, gardens and more.
The West's oldest zoo, located just minutes from downtown Portland in visitor-friendly Washington Park, is home to 2,200 animals.
Portland International Rose Test Garden
With great views of the roses and the skyline, the Portland Rose Garden in Washington Park is a must-see.
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, the city’s “living room” hosts hundreds of events each year.
Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum is central to the city's cultural district, housing a large and wide-ranging collection of artworks.
Oregon Historical Society
The Oregon Historical Society collection includes thousands of historic artifacts (including the “Portland Penny"), permanent and rotating exhibits and an extensive research library.
Once a warehouse district, Portland's Central Eastside now stores exciting ways for people to connect with natural wonders, innovative tastemakers and bright minds.
The epicenter of Portland’s art and design scene, the Central Eastside neighborhood is also pushing the limits of culinary arts.
With galleries, boutiques, design studios and showrooms, the Central Eastside is beginning to rival downtown as Portland's fashion hub.
Southeast Hawthorne reflects the neighborhood's indie spirit, so you won't find many chain restaurants here.
From second-run movies to first-rate comedy acts, Hawthorne is home to an eclectic array of daytime activities and outstanding nightlife options.
Hawthorne's indie boutiques and homegrown shops peddle plenty of only-in-Portland wares.