Northeast Portland is a trendy neighborhood for shoppers artists and foodies. With similar creative energy to Southeast Portland but a slightly more grown-up vibe Northeast is becoming a popular destination to call home. The Alberta Arts District is centered around NE Alberta Street where you’ll find vibrant colors both inside and out with quirky shops plentiful street art and creative facades.
Temptations for every budget line Alberta from PBR specials at dive bars to some of the finest craft cocktails in Portland like the gin and cognac based “Delmonico” from Expatriate — a popular restaurant and bar backed by a James Beard award-winning chef. The monthly street party Last Thursday draws tens of thousands of people looking for drinks live music and shopping. The only thing you won’t find on Alberta Street on Last Thursday is car traffic.
At the intersection of NE Killingsworth and 30th Avenue lies a tiny micro-hood called Fox Chase part of the larger neighborhood of Concordia. McMenamins Kennedy School an adult-friendly playground of brewery-meets-movie-theater-meets-sauna and swimming pool lies just on the edge. Within Fox Chase you’ll find an impressive collection of restaurants including Yakuza with its Japanese-inspired dishes and Amalfi’s a cozy spot for comforting Italian dishes.
Closer in the commercial-based Lloyd District has been the site of several recent high-rise apartment buildings. A 100000 square-foot public plaza will soon be constructed in the middle of an apartment development of over 1000 units which will likely draw more traffic to this corner of town.
Grant Park is 20-acres of green space enjoyed by many residents of Northeast Portland. Set along NE 33rd Ave and US Grant Place it offers a baseball field basketball courts an off-leash dog area paths and picnic tables.
Northeast Portland has extensive residential space dominated largely by the traditional Portland bungalow. The houses here are colorful and spacious. If you’re looking for a little yard there are plenty of options in this neck of the woods.
Northeast Portland might be hip but don’t let that intimidate you. The neighborhood is still diverse in its pockets of smaller neighborhoods and welcoming to newcomers.
Neighborhoods in Northeast Portland
- Grant Park
- Madison South
- Rose City Park
- Sullivan’s Gulch
City of Portland: 503-823-4000 www.portlandoregon.gov
Portland Business Alliance: 503-224-8684 www. portlandalliance.com