The Humboldt neighborhood in Portland is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for young people. Portland Community College is in the area and many neighborhood residents are students or faculty at the school. Walking, biking, and public transportation are the norm for getting around in the Humboldt neighborhood.
As of 2016, the population living in the Humboldt neighborhood was 4,922. With a median age of 34, the neighborhood is a hotspot for young people looking to live in a neighborhood with easy access to the urban core of Portland but with the feel of an urban, up-and-coming environment.
Home styles in the neighborhood include Old Victorian, Bungalow, Old Foursqaure, Ranch, and more. There are also a number of new apartment complexes and condos. Creative paint schemes and landscaping are not uncommon throughout the neighborhood, as well as gardens in front yards with strawberries, blueberries, and herbs.
The Humboldt neighborhood is home to Albina Press, a coffee shop known for a friendly and mellow atmosphere as well as delicious coffee. Atlas Tattoo is located a few stops down from the coffee shop and is well-known for excellent tattoo work throughout the city. Penninsula Park offers an outdoor swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, a rose garden, play structure, and more.
Historic Mississippi Avenue is within walking or biking distance of the neighborhood, and is one of the most popular commercial streets in Portland. A mix of funky boutiques, enticing restaurants, and cozy coffee shops. On Mississippi Avenue and throughout the Humboldt neighborhood, independent shops reign—there are no chains or franchise locations. Other nearby streets include Williams Avenue and Killingsworth Street, both of which include a number of boutiques and restaurants as well.
The Humboldt neighborhood is highly walkable and easy to navigate, and is well serviced by public transportation. It is also easy to get to other neighborhoods and areas of the city from the Humboldt neighborhood.
Zip Code: 97217
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike