So you are thinking of moving to Portland, Oregon? Known for its gorgeous rose gardens, thriving food scene, and proximity to nature, Portland has attracted many people from all over the country for a balance of work, life, and play.
We’ve talked about Portland’s quadrants and now it’s time to take a closer look at all of Portland’s many neighborhoods. If you’re ready to move to Portland, here’s where to find the best neighborhoods in the City of Roses.
1. Pearl District
The Pearl District is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods for young professionals moving to Portland. Once filled with nothing but warehouses The Pearl is home to many cafes, shops, nightlife, famed restaurants, boutiques, and more. You will pay more to be in the heart of everything but save on your daily commute which many locals think is a great trade-off.
2. Downtown Portland
Many locals lump Downtown and The Pearl district together but they have many distinct differences. Downtown offers more high-rise living and proximity to cultural happenings such as the Portland Ballet, theaters, and galleries.
Eastmoreland is a gorgeous tree-lined neighborhood with windy roads and manicured lawns. Home to many upscale properties here you will find the century-old Eastmoreland Golf Course, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and incredible parks.
4. The Northwest District (aka “Nob Hill” or “Northwest”)
Consider Nob Hill the little brother of The Pearl District. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland and is full of many dining and pub options.
5. Arlington Heights
Living in Arlington Heights is the perfect balance of nature and city life. Surrounded by city and mountain views, Arlington has winding hills perfect for a long drive and is home to the International Rose Test Garden and Arboretum, Washington Park, and the Portland Japanese Garden.
6. Lloyd District
The Lloyd District is a premier commercial neighborhood. Home to the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center where you can catch a concert or a Trail Blazer Game. The Lloyd Shopping Center houses more than 150 stores, a 10-screen movie theater, and an indoor ice rink.
You’ll find it all here. In fact, just about the only thing, you won’t see is sales tax, because Oregon doesn’t charge any!
located in Southeast Portland, Laurelhurst is one of Portland’s most popular neighborhoods because of its easy commute into Downtown and older more established feel. Developed in the early 1900s, it is Portland’s oldest planned neighborhood and has plenty of charm to show for it.
The Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood is located in Southeast Portland. On its western border is the Willamette River, and it’s flanked by the Eastmoreland neighborhood. This neighborhood has its own small-town feel to it and is a self-sustaining neighborhood with its own local grocery store New Seasons and many coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and even a theme park!
The area is very family-friendly, walkable, and comes with a robust sense of community pride.
Sellwood-Moreland is also home to many antique stores, so if you love to hunt for rare and unique items, this is the place to be.
OHSU, or, Oregon Health and Sciences University calls the South Waterfront home as does the Portland Aerial Tram. This is a great neighborhood for young professionals in the medical field. Highway 43 runs through it and makes for a quick drive to all sorts of fantastic locations: Sellwood, Lake Oswego downtown, Tryon Creek Park, and downtown itself.
10. Old Chinatown
Old Chinatown is a mashup of commercial office space, popular bars, nightclubs, and restaurants and is also conveniently situated on the TriMet MAX light rail train line and bus routes for easy commutes in and around the city. Home to the famous White Stag Portland Oregon Sign and Union Station, the Portland Saturday Market, and a plethora of amazing restaurants this neighborhood has plenty of entertainment options.
If you want to live in the midst of all of the action while still maintaining a homey feel, look no further than Mississippi. The hipster vibe is alive and well on Mississippi Avenue, which features a long stretch of bars and pubs, eateries, and unique shops.
Sandy Boulevard runs right through the Hollywood neighborhood and on it sits the neighborhood’s namesake, the Hollywood Theater. One of the many independent theaters in Portland, You’ll find classic and indie flicks playing at this theater. Hollywood is also home to many nightlife options including a pinball arcade!
St. Johns is located in North Portland and is bordered by Linnton, Cathedral Park, University Park, Portsmouth, and Kenton neighborhoods.
It’s not possible to discuss St. Johns without mentioning the St. Johns bridge. The St. Johns bridge is the stunning and mammoth focal point of many famous photos.
St.Johns is described as a town within a city and is an older Portland community. The downtown strip has everything you need from the post office, coffee shops, restaurants, theaters, grocery stores, and parks; including the beautiful cathedral park.
The trendy neighborhood of Richmond boasts the “Hawthorne District” with famed destination eateries, funky art galleries, and a plethora of vintage shopping. Defined by the bustling streets of Division and Clinton, Richmond is known for its eclectic vibe. Here you’ll find colorful craftsman houses lining the streets with newly transformed duplexes welcoming Portland’s growing population.
While not technically a neighborhood of Portland, Beaverton is a suburb of Portland and offers an escape away from the hustle and bustle of city life without giving up city amenities. Home to Nike’s headquarters, making it a popular choice for its workforce.
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Published on 2021-12-01 02:29:50