Easily accessible via light rail and streetcar, Northeast Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood contains Oregon Convention Center, Lloyd Center mall and the Moda Center, home to Portland’s NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers, and major concerts and events.
Where to Stay in Lloyd
Just across the river from downtown, Northeast Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood offers direct light rail connections to Portland International Airport, Old Town Chinatown and downtown, and easy access to the Pearl District and eastside neighborhoods.
Eating and Drinking in Lloyd
Wake up with the right way at Milo’s City Cafe, serving their hearty take on the most important meal of the day — including smoked salmon hash and Dungeness crab cake eggs Benedict — for over 20 years. Or wander down Broadway a few blocks and grab a flaky chocolate croissant and a locally roasted cup of coffee at Twisted Croissant to fuel your adventures.
For mid-day munching the Lloyd neighborhood has you covered. At the family-friendly taqueria and sports bar, Aztec Willie’s you can get an impressively sized burrito while watching the big game. Food carts in Portland are not to be missed, and the Cartside Food Carts — located conveniently close to the Oregon Convention Center — are a great place to explore all the well-deserved hype.
For the last meal of the day why not try the exotic flavors of Ethiopia? Easily accessible from the Convention Center via light rail, streetcar or taxi, the unassuming Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant has been delighting Portland locals since 1997. James Beard-winning chef Gabriel Rucker’s restaurant Le Pigeon boasts a menu that pushes the envelope on traditional dishes. Order à la carte, or try one of the chef’s tasting menus.
Getting Around Lloyd
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Shopping in Lloyd
Lloyd Center Mall is one of Portland’s largest shopping centers and includes an indoor ice rink. From Barnes & Noble to H&M — with stops at Forever 21 and Ann Taylor Loft — you’ll find favorite clothing brands for all ages and styles. There’s much more than fashion; you will also find fine jewelry, electronics and local gifts. In fact, just about the only thing you won’t see is sales tax, because Oregon doesn’t charge any.
Open every Tuesday, year-round from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lloyd Farmers Market is held under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between NE 7th and 9th avenues. Shoppers can count on a wide range of local goodies from coffee and kombucha to hot sauce and baked goods.
Lloyd offers a full menu of dining options, whether you're spending the day at the Oregon Convention Center or an exciting night at The Moda Center.
Portland's home for epic concerts, sporting events and more, Lloyd beckons fans year-round.
With Lloyd Center’s 150+ stores, a year-round farmers market and more shops on Northeast Broadway, Portland's Lloyd neighborhood offers a bounty of shopping options close to downtown.
Activities in Lloyd
Portland’s home for epic concerts, sporting events and major gatherings, Northeast Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood beckons fans of all kinds from across the country, year-round. Anchoring the area is the Rose Quarter, where the Moda Center is home to the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and also hosts major touring musical acts and national sporting events. Next door, the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum is where the Portland Winterhawks play in the Western Hockey League.
While you can’t get on the ice at the coliseum, you can lace up your skates at the nearby Lloyd Center, of all places. Located on the shopping center’s first floor, the Lloyd Center Ice Rink is where former U.S. champion Tonya Harding learned her Salchows, loops and Axels.
The Oregon Convention Center is the Pacific Northwest’s largest event space and a hub for national meetings. The Convention Center also hosts frequent gatherings, from the Rose City Comic Con to the annual Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market.
Criss-crossed with train tracks and lined with old industrial factories, some of Portland's favorite restaurants, microbreweries, boutiques and events call the Central Eastside home.
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.
Today, Portland’s original downtown is a bustling entertainment district, home to Portland's famous Saturday Market, Chinatown Museum and Lan Su Chinese Garden.
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