The Hollywood neighborhood, located in Northeast Portland, offers a little taste of Portland’s history. With the average home being built in 1939, homes in the neighborhood reflect the city’s past. As of 2016, the neighborhood population was 2,078.
One of the most appealing aspects of the neighborhood is its accessibility—it is ranked as the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Portland, includes a number of public transportation stops, and is very bike-friendly. Restaurants, shopping, and recreation are easy to reach on foot, and if driving becomes necessary, commute times within the area are short.
The neighborhood boundaries are NE 47th Ave. to the east, I-84 to the south, NE Thompson to the north, and NE 37th to the west.
The Hollywood neighborhood is very livable. The commercial areas in the neighborhood offer a good mix of necessities, along with dining and entertainment. For the most part, the neighborhood is easy to travel around on foot, bike, via public transportation, or car. This contributes to a strong sense of community among neighbors. Neighborhood activities include a farmer’s market in the summer and fall, and a winter market in other parts of the year.
The Hollywood Theater is located at 42nd and Sandy and is a long-standing icon of the neighborhood—as well as where the name derives from. Architects John VirginiusBennes and Harry A. Herzog designed the theater in 1926, basing their design on the Baths of Carcalla. In 1983, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1997, it was purchased by Film Action Oregon and has since gone through a series of renovations, including new seats donated by Regal Cinemas and a new marquee, paid for by a Kickstarter campaign. As of 2016, the theater has officially been around for 90 years.
Zip code: 97212
Daily errands do not require a car
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike