Portland Neighborhoods
You 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 attractions.

North Portland


Enjoy live music, local shops and popular restaurants and bars 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

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.


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

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.

Southwest Portland

Southwest Portland Attractions

Southeast Portland


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

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.


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


Hawthorne Dining

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

Hawthorne Activities

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

Hawthorne Shopping

Hawthorne's indie boutiques and homegrown shops peddle plenty of only-in-Portland wares.