Find Portland’s personality in these unique districts.


  • Downtown Portland

    Portland’s compact, walkable downtown offers easy access to great food, green spaces, cultural offerings and tax-free shopping.

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  • Women drinking coffee on the boardwalk outside of Lovejoy Bakers as the Portland Streetcar passes by.

    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.

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  • Old Town Chinatown

    Today, Portland's original downtown is a bustling entertainment district, home to the famous Portland Saturday Market, Voodoo Doughnut and Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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  • Shoppers stroll along the tree shaded Northwest 23rd Avenue frequently pausing before colorful shops.

    Northwest Portland / Nob Hill

    Victorians, boutiques and restaurants line the streets of this neighborhood that's ideal for leisurely strolls, while the adjoining Forest Park was made for hikes.

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  • The Oregon Convention Center's twin green glass spires rise into a blue sky while downtown sparkles in the background.


    Easily accessible via light rail and streetcar, the Lloyd District contains the convention center, Oregon's largest mall, and the Moda Center, which hosts NBA games and concerts.

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  • A couple enjoys a meal and beer at one of Tasty n Sons long wooden tables.


    North Mississippi Avenue features a long stretch of stores, bars and restaurants; the acclaimed eateries and bars on up-and-coming North Williams are just half a mile away.

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  • Last Thursday shopper tries on a peacock feather butterfly hair accessory.

    Alberta Arts District

    Lined with shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, Northeast Alberta Street erupts into a colorful street fair on the last Thursday of every month.

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  • Dinners enjoying the last rays of sun on the rooftop deck at Noble Rot restaurant with sweeping views of downtown in the background.

    Central Eastside

    Just across the Willamette River from downtown, Portland's Central Eastside blends warehouses, train tracks and a rising tide of restaurants, microbreweries and after-hours hot spots, plus access to riverside recreation.

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  • A foursome laughing over drinks at the Whiskey Soda Lounge.


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

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  • A young customer at Belmont's Good Food Here food cart pod stands on a log to reach the service window.


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

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  • The Bagdad Theater’s neon sign lights up the night on Hawthorne Boulevard.


    Eclectic is the norm on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, a walkable street with block after block of vintage shops, boutiques and cafés.

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  • A 19th century white church stands tall over tree filled grounds and a red brick edged gravel path.


    Historic Sellwood-Moreland boasts an array of shops, vintage vendors and restaurants, as well as a rambling wildlife refuge — all just minutes from downtown.

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  • South Waterfront District

    South Waterfront

    One of Portland's fastest-growing neighborhoods, South Waterfront is easily accessed by bike, train or even tram.

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  • St. Johns Bridge in Cathedral Park

    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.

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  • Wood-fired seasonal pizzas being prepared at Tastebud.

    Multnomah Village

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

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  • Montavilla

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

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  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Lents

    Experience Portland like a true local with a journey to the diverse Southeast neighborhood of Lents, where beer, baseball and good eats abound.

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  • Foster-Powell

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Foster-Powell

    The up-and-coming Foster-Powell neighborhood in Southeast Portland is a great place to try diverse cuisine and meet locals from all walks of life.

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