Best neighborhoods in Portland

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Buckman

4.5/5
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Portland

"Traditional with a lot of funk thrown in."

- CaGirl
This neighborhood, nestled across the Willamette River, is truly a classic Portland suberb. Filled with character and personality which make this area truly unique, the homes and businesses are all a...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Portland

"An ideal neighborhood for everyone"

- LynnPortland
This is my neighborhood and I love it! One of the best things about the Hosford / Abernathy neighborhood is that it is a great fit for a wide variety of different types of people. I recommend it to si...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Portland

"Traditional neighborhood in Portland...."

- CaGirl
For me, this is where Ward and June Cleaver would set up a home if they were moving to a Portland suburb. Beaumont/Wilshire, located in the NE section of Portland, is filled with mostly older style h...
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Northwest

4.5/5
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Portland

"Very Desirable"

- CaGirl
This is one of the more desirable areas of Portland. It's filled with incredible, eclectic shops, great restaurants and an active night scene. The homes in this area are either very nice yet older ch...
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Roseway

4.5/5
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Portland

"Hidden Gem of a neighborhood"

- missingpdx
I call Roseway a hidden gem as most people don't even know it exists. Enjoy all the benefits of Fremont shops and restaurants without the parking hassles and constant traffic, fresh donuts, a local mo...
45.5489877799838 -122.588219068523
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Portland

"Popular Family-Friendly Neighborhood With a Great Park"

- mchurchw
This Northeast Portland neighborhood is named after Grant Park, a large city park. The park is best known for the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden, a great water feature incorporating life-sized sculpt...
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Portland

"Trendy and Hip Downtown Area"

- mchurchw
Portland's Pearl District is one of its most popular neighborhoods, and for good reason. It's right in the center of Portland, surrounded by China Town, Downtown, the Willamette River, and the trendy...
45.5280192237009 -122.682670249015
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Portland

"Beautiful Neighborhood of Historic Homes"

- mchurchw
Goose Hollow, one of the beautiful historic districts of Portland, offers great access to downtown. Because of its central location, you're near most of the popular shopping and dining districts, alon...
45.5168951649354 -122.691849554253
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Portland

"nice neighborhood"

- weRcookingMEAt
The area around SE Woodstock blvd is one of Portland's little known hot spots, with close proximity to Reed college it has a lot of small college bars and inexpensive places to eat. Otto's on 42nd an...
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Downtown

4/5
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Portland

"Everything Youd Expect From The Center of a Big City -- And..."

- mchurchw
This is the center of a vibrant and thriving city. As in most large cities, you'll find all of the staples here, including office towers and government buildings. Portland State University (PSU) lies...
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Lents

4/5
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Portland

"Lents is a thriving community"

- LentsGrown
Lents has become more and more community focused, positive, thriving, and safe. I feel lucky to have found an affordable home in a thriving community where I actually know my neighbors. Neighborhood c...
45.4803442759686 -122.564209749998

Richmond

3.5/5
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Portland

"Walkable and Close to Some of the Best Shopping and Restaura..."

- LynnPortland
Richmond is one of my favorite SE Portland areas. The great thing about this part of town is that the walkability is so high. You can walk pretty much anywhere! Included in this part of town are th...
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Sumner

3.5/5
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Portland

"Ninja Neighborhood, just over 2000 residents, which has put..."

- BeccaB
Sumner neighborhood is extremely kid friendly. On many streets, there are no sidewalks, so all aged kids play in groups in the streets until called inside. Neighborhood Watch is fairly effective in...
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Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Portland

"Where It All Began"

- CaGirl
Full of history, Chinatown is where it all began for Portland. Located in the NW section of the city, this is not only a popular tourist attraction, but also still a vibrant community filled with var...
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Cully

3/5
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Portland

"A Diverse Urban Neighborhood"

- mchurchw
Cully is a Northeast Portland neighborhood named for Cully Boulevard, which runs through it on a diagonal. It is found directly between the airport to the north and Rose City Park to the south. Th...
45.5601113580253 -122.600072848655
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Portland

"Nice Family Neighborhood"

- CaGirl
One of the older areas of Portland, Creston Kenilworth, is a residential neighborhood located in southeast Portland. It’s a nice area for families, but the age group is diverse. The Portland influen...
45.4929283438555 -122.619519070177
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Portland

"Home to Rocky Butte and Affordable Housing"

- CaGirl
Madison South (nothing South about it as it is located in NE Portland), offers Rocky Butte, one of the best places to enjoy a good hike, a pretty strenuous bike ride and amazing views of Portland. Lo...
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Montavilla

2.5/5
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Portland

"Montavilla: It's Trying."

- CaGirl
Montavilla is a suburb of Portland that really has improved quite a bit in the past several years. Once considered not so desirable, Montavilla is really gathering some steam with a dedicated group of...
45.5183382833623 -122.579285253473

Unranked Neighborhoods

Alameda

4/5

"Wonderful Neighborhoods on Tree-Lined Streets"

- CaGirl
Alameda is probably one of my more favorite residental areas in the Portland area. Combine a historical neighborhood with a rich history, throw in some classic older homes on beautiful tree lined str...
45.5485695234355 -122.636429494635

Arbor Lodge

3.5/5

"Up-And-Coming With Good Public Transit"

- mchurchw
Arbor Lodge, in North Portland, is a neighborhood with a good mix of residential and commercial areas. The neighborhood is popular among public transit riders because it is on the MAX yellow line. The...
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