Portland Neighborhoods

There are 95 officially recognized Portland, Oregon neighborhoods. Portland has active and involved neighborhood associations that are concerned with livability and community, which separates Portland from other cities and makes it stand out as a desirable city to live in!

Portland neighborhoods are also unique in offering great amenities within walking distance. Even the outermost reaches of the city are easily accessible by bus, Max or even Streetcar! Portland neighborhoods exude a neighborly vibe that is all too uncommon in many American cities. With a focus on community and livability Portland neighborhoods offer an alternative to suburban developments where the car is the most familiar feature of everyday life. Though densely populated the city’s neighborhoods offer tranquil, tree-lined streets that are safe for kids. Keep checking back as I will be updating this page with more useful information about Portland neighborhoods!

North Portland is a diverse mixture of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. North Portland is connected to the industrial area of Northwest Portland by the St. Johns Bridge (seen above), a 2,067 ft (630.0 m) long suspension bridge completed in 1931 and extensively rehabilitated in 2003-05.

Average Home Price: $219,900

North Portland Neighborhoods:
Arbor Lodge
Cathedral Park
East Columbia
Hayden Island
St. Johns
University Park

Portland’s Northeast district is bounded by the Columbia River to the north, I-84 to the south, I-205 to the east, and the west boundary ranges from MLK Boulevard to the Willamette River. The Northeast District covers over 15,000 acres or 24 square miles, 16% of the total city area. The majority of NE is residential, however, many of the neighborhoods have their own smaller main streets which often have neighborhood restaurants and shops – so if you happen to find yourself in one of the Northeast neighborhoods you may be pleasantly surprised.Average Home Price: $267,300

NE Portland Neighborhoods:
North Tabor
Grant Park
Madison South
Rose City Park
Sullivan’s Gulch

Southeast Portland District lies just east of downtown covering roughly 17,600 acres. The District is bordered by the Willamette River to the west, the Banfield Freeway (I-84) to the north, SE 82nd and I-205 to the east, and Clackamas County to the south. Because SE is so large, it is divided into two sections, Inner SE and East Portland (Outer SE). Inner SE is an interesting mixture of industrial along the Willamette river to historic Neighborhoods like Ladd’s Addition to popular shopping at Hawthorne and Belmont streets.Average Home Price: $214,000 (includes inner and outer SE)

Inner SE Portland Neighborhoods:
Ardenwald/Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association
Brentwood/Darlington Neighborhood Association
Brooklyn Action Corps
Buckman Community Association
Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association
Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association
Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association
Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development
Kerns Neighborhood Association
Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association
Montavilla Neighborhood Association
Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association
Mt Tabor Neighborhood Association
North Tabor Association
Reed Neighborhood Association
Richmond Neighborhood Association
Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE)
South Tabor Neighborhood Association
Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
Woodstock Neighborhood Association

East Portland (Outer SE) District is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, the City boundary on the east and south, and 82nd from Clatsop to Division, Division to I-205, and I-205 to the Columbia River on the west. The East District covers 18,898 acres, or 29.5 square miles, 19% of the City’s total land area. The East District has been in transition from a rural to an urban pattern since the early 1900s. It has a different background and development pattern than “inner” Portland neighborhoods, which were developed around a system of streetcar lines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Located very close to the airport, and near major roads such as Columbia and Sandy. A mix of residential suburban living, while being close to shopping and other amenities and within a very easy drive to the Portland International Airport.Average Home Price $214,000 (includes inner and outer SE)

East Portland (Outer SE) Neighborhoods
Argay Neighborhood Association
Centennial Community Association
Glenfair Neighborhood Association
Hazelwood Neighborhood Association
Lents Neighborhood Association
Mill Park Neighborhood Association
Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors
Parkrose Neighborhood Association
Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association
Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association
Russell Neighborhood Association
Wilkes Community Group
Woodland Park Neighborhood Association

Southwest Portland District has West Burnside Street as the boundary on the north and the Willamette River is the east boundary. The south boundary going from east to west is Lake Oswego and Tigard. The city of Beaverton is the west boundary. Downtown Portland lies in the Southwest section between the I-405 freeway loop and the Willamette River. Many of Portland’s recreational, cultural, educational, governmental, business, and retail resources are concentrated downtown. Farther west of downtown is mostly residential dotted with a handful of great little shopping areas.Average Home Price: $388,700

Southwest Portland Neighborhoods
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association
Ashcreek Neighborhood Association
Bridlemile Neighborhood Association
Collins View Neighborhood Association
Crestwood Neighborhood Association
Far Southwest Neighborhood Association
Hayhurst Neighborhood Association
Healy Heights Neighborhood Association
Hillsdale Neighborhood Association
Homestead Neighborhood Association
Maplewood Neighborhood Association
Markham Neighborhood Association
Marshall Park Neighborhood Association
Multnomah Neighborhood Association
South Burlingame Neighborhood Association
South Portland Neighborhood Association
West Portland Park Neighborhood Association
Southwest Hills Residential League

Northwest Portland District stretches west to east from the base of the West Hills (Tualatin Mountains) to I-405 (between NW 15th and 16th avenues), and north to south from NW Nicolai St. and the Willamette River to W Burnside St. It borders the neighborhoods of Forest Park and Hillside on the west, Northwest Industrial on the north, the Pearl District on the east, and Goose Hollow on the south. It is a densely populated retail and residential neighborhood and has a more urban feel than the other districts. NW Portland is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, and shops!Average Home Price: $357,300

Northwest Portland Neighborhoods:
Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association
Forest Park Neighborhood Association
Goosehollow Foothills League
Hillside Neighborhood Association
Linnton Neighborhood Association
Northwest District Association
Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association
Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Association
Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association
Pearl District Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association