Northwest / Nob Hill

Northwest Portland offers sophisticated shopping, dining and people-watching.

Repurposed Victorian homes, boutiques and restaurants line the streets of Portland’s Northwest/Nob Hill neighborhood, making it an ideal spot for leisurely strolls. Meanwhile, nearby Forest Park was made for hikes, with 70 miles (113 km) of trails to explore. Read on for our favorite things to do and see in Northwest/Nob Hill.

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Explore Northwest Portland

Discover the neighborhood's best food, drink and things to do and see.

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.

Chapman Swift Watch

Every September, spectators gather to see the world’s largest roost of Vaux’s swifts swarm and spiral into the chimney of a Northwest Portland school.

5 To Try

Dining in Northwest/Nob Hill

Many award-winning chefs showcase their culinary skills in this cozy neighborhood.

  • Grassa – NW 23rd

    Get meticulously crafted bowls of fresh pasta on the fly, paired with traditional and seasonal salads, delicious appetizers and tasty cocktails. The brainchild of Lardo kingpin Rick Gencarelli, Grassa provides no-frills artisan comfort food.

  • Ataula

    Critically acclaimed Ataula puts a modern spin on traditional Spanish tapas with dishes rooted in Catalunya and other Spanish regions, drawing on the Northwest’s bounty of fresh ingredients.

  • St. Jack

    St. Jack is an ode to the bouchons — or esteemed cafés — of Lyon, France, and to chef Aaron Barnett’s take on the humble excellence of rustic French cuisine.

  • Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar

    Paley's Place offers Pacific Northwest regional cuisine, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home.

  • Fireside

    Fireside is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that serves "outdoor-inspired" cuisine — think elevated campfire, barbecue and picnic fare.

Things to do in Northwest/Nob Hill

Explore this area's urban forest, sprawling rose garden and historic panoramic viewpoint.

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.

Pittock Mansion

High in the West Hills, the Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city as well as a revealing insights into Portland's history.

Forest Park

With 70 miles of trails within Portland city limits, 5,156-acre Forest Park is a popular escape for runners, equestrians and hikers alike.


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