5.6 out of 10

Lloyd

45.531293359455 -122.659621062024
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to Everything, High Rent Commercial Area"

Lloyd Portland is commonly referred to as Lloyd Center, I don’t think I’ve ever heard it referred to as just Lloyd. Located off the I-5, this highly accessible area is where you will find the Rose Garden, Oregon Convention Center and Lloyd Mall. Known as a popular commercial area of town, there are large office buildings, high-rise condos and apartments, hotels, restaurants and everything else one would find in an area populated with business travelers.

Because this area is very busy, more so when there is a sporting event, and rush hour can be a mad house, there is easy access to public transportation with the TriMet buses and MAX trains. If you are traveling and staying here on business, don’t even think about renting a car, as you won’t need it.

Living here is not cheap, as real estate is considered prime.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Anchored By The Mall -- Has Every Chain Store Imaginable"

When people think 'Lloyd,' they think 'Lloyd Center.' This is a neighborhood anchored by a huge mall. It's got all of the movie theaters and chain restaurants and clothing stores you could ever need. That's not to say that the Lloyd District has nothing else to offer. There are plenty of local businesses here, as long as you don't look for them at the mall.

The area has plenty of nice hotels and huge office towers, along with a convention center. If you plan to live here, it will be in a high-rise condo or apartment building. What you lack in space you'll make up for with convenience; the neighborhood is accessible via bus and MAX light rail. You can definitely live here without a car; it's just a free, quick train ride to get to downtown.

The area gets busy, especially during rush hour commutes, whenever there's a big event at the Rose Garden Arena or the Convention Center, or during the holidays. The are is constantly buzzing with tourists and suburbanites who have come here to do their shopping. The downside is that Lloyd feels like it could be anywhere, that is, there isn't much that screams 'Portland' here.
Pros
  • Lots of stores and restaurants
  • MAX light rail
  • Convenient location
  • Entertainment
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Congestion
  • Less green
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Fairly Expensive Area by the Mall"

The Lloyd District surrounds the Lloyd Center Mall. Even outside of the mall, this area of the city has a lot of businesses including medical offices, bars, restaurants, shopping and movies. Of course, with all this activity going on this area can be far more congested than other parts of the city. But if you live in the Lloyd District, you can pretty much walk to anything that you might need. While there are many restaurants in this area, I haven't found anything too amazing. Choices include some chains like Applebee's and Newport Seafood Grill. The mall isn't too exciting either and contains just about what you would expect from any state's mall. It does, however, have Nordstrom and Macy's.

There isn't too much in the way of greenery in Lloyd. Even the 4 plus acre Holladay Park tends to be a more concrete than what you would see in other parts of the city. Since the park separates the mall from the MAX, it tends to mostly be a walking area for people going to and from the mall.

There are some very large homes in the Lloyd district including a few mansions. However, even the small homes tend to be expensive. Included in the real estate options are condos, apartments and high rises.
Pros
  • Entertainment
  • Convenient location
Cons
  • Congestion
  • Less green
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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