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Welcome to Portland's Northwest District!
If you’re easygoing and new to Portland, this is probably where you’ll land! Portland’s Northwest District, with neighborhoods like Uptown, Nob Hill and the Alphabet, is home to folks of all ages, including hip youth, urban professionals, and families. But its historic walk-ups and high-rise condos an 8 minute cycle or a 20 minute walk from downtown make the neighborhood a particular hit with the ultra-trendy.
Portland is laid out in a grid, neatly divided into six quadrants, and the Northwest District is located in the upper left-hand corner of the city in a densely packed stew of residences and retail. Here is where you’ll find some of the most expensive older homes in the city sharing streets with vintage apartment buildings and sleek, modern condos; all within walking distance of the city’s swankiest shopping corridor along NW 23rd and NW 21st Avenues where the hippest cafes, restaurants and bars draw crowds at all times of the day. To say this is where the action is would be an understatement!
Uptown is a neighborhood oozing character and charm. Lots of students live here, as Portland has no real university district. Amid all the upscale boutiques and specialty shops lodged in century-old Victorian and Craftsman storefronts, with national retailers next door, there’s still room for a Trader Joe’s, a McMenamin’s pub, a first-run, art-house cinema and a few dive bars. Residents here have fought to keep the neighborhood’s quirky personality intact. Portland native Matt Groening's television show The Simpsons boasts several characters who take their names from the alphabetically named streets in this district!
Getting around is easy – The Portland Streetcar connects Uptown with the Pearl District, downtown and South Waterfront, and 7 bus routes serve the neighborhood, feeding into the more than 80 routes that connect the city. Many people who live here simply don’t own a car! With the 95-miles of streets all over the city that prioritize cyclists and the Tilikum Crossing, a bridge over the Willamette River that carries buses, trains, cyclists, and pedestrians—but no cars, it’s no wonder Portland made the top 10 list for the bike-friendliest cities in 2017!
Given the demographics of the neighborhood, it’s not surprising that the median age in Uptown is 34, and that 85% of residents rent. Uptown is home to one of Portland’s more sought-after schools, Chapman Elementary, where gathering on the school lawn an hour before sunset any evening in September to watch thousands of migrating Vaux’s Swifts roost in the school’s chimney is a favorite activity of bird-watchers and families alike.
The Northwest Children’s Theater and School puts on five major shows a year, and outdoorsy families (and anyone else!) take advantage of nearby Forest Park – a 5,000-acre temperate rain forest within the city, with 71 miles of trails for runners, hikers, bikers and horses. There’s also a branch of the Multnomah County Library here and a weekly farmers market June through September. In the West Hills above Uptown, visit the Pittock Mansion, a city-owned landmark originally built for newspaper baron Henry Pittock in 1914, offering tours of the stunning 23-room residence with incredible views of the city and a peek into Portland’s past.
Between the history, the architecture, the lively commercial district and all the people-watching, Portland’s Uptown really can’t be beat!
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