Portland, Oregon, also known as the “City of Roses,” is not only the largest city in the state, but is the second largest city in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Portland is a truly remarkable community with a vibrant music scene, exquisite dining options, a multitude of microbreweries, eco-friendly urban planning policies and world class attractions set amidst an abundance of picturesque natural beauty. Portland is located approximately seventy miles inland from the breathtaking Pacific Coast and straddles the Willamette River as it sits against the northern border of the state.
Providing a stunning backdrop for the city’s skyline, Mount Hood is found approximately fifty miles east of Portland and adds to the scenic beauty of the area. Portland is an urban city with an exciting blend of historic and modern architecture. Portland is also home to a multitude of truly beautiful parks, including Forest Park and Washington Park which are both found in the picturesque hills west of Downtown Portland.
Downtown Portland is a vibrant area perched upon a gentle, mile-wide slope between a river and a range of hills. Downtown Portland is unique because from Downtown you can be in the country in fewer than fifteen miles, which isn’t the case in most large cities.
Portland is divided into “five quadrants” with the north/south division at Burnside Street and the North/Northeast and Southwest/Southeast division occurring at the Willamette River. The North sector is west of Williams Avenue and east of the Willamette River. The Northeast area is east of Williams Avenue and north of Burnside Street, while the Northwest is west of the Willamette River and north of Burnside, immediately north of Downtown Portland. Southeast Portland encompasses the area east of the Willamette River and south of Burnside Street, while the Southwest includes the area west of the Willamette River, south of Burnside Street and encompasses the OHSU and PSU campuses, as well as the South Waterfront and the downtown core.
Downtown Portland is a compact and pedestrian friendly area with amazing dining options, multiple green spaces, tax-free shopping opportunities and numerous cultural offerings. Downtown is easily accessible via bike, car and public transportation and contains a great mix of on-street parking and public parking garages.
The neighborhood known as Downtown Portland is bordered by the Willamette River and the remarkable neighborhoods of Corbett Terwilliger, Goose Hollow, Northwest, Pearl District and Southwest Hills. Boasting an old-world charm, Downtown Portland is home to gorgeous architecture and some buildings that were constructed as early as the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These stately structures provide an awe-inspiring contrast as they sit alongside glossy and glassy modern architecture.
In addition to amazing architecture, Downtown is also home to remarkable statuary and sculptures that add an element of whimsy to this one-of-a-kind community.
Real estate in Downtown Portland is comprised of apartments, older buildings and loft style condos. There are single family homes surrounding Downtown to the south and the northwest, but within Downtown Portland you’ll primarily find multi-tenant buildings. There are many new lofts from which to choose in the Pearl District and on the South Waterfront, as well as numerous options near the Museum/Cultural District found in central Downtown.
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