While neighborhoods such as Boise and Humboldt have gone through a fast-paced season of growth over the past years, the diverse King neighborhood is in the process of becoming one of Portland’s up-and-coming areas. It is located along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Because of its proximity to the boulevard, it is easily accessible from other Northeast Portland neighborhoods and the urban core of Portland, as well as I-5.
As of 2016, the population was 6,615 people. With a median age of 32, the neighborhood is a popular destination for younger people who enjoy proximity to many of Portland’s main attractions with a community feel. There is a great variety of home styles with charming and quirky features at times, from four-square to craftsman bungalows. Like many of the surrounding neighborhoods in Portland, the homes have retained a sense of their original architecture and history.
The King Farmer’s Market is located in a parking lot next to King Elementary (NE 7th &Wygant between NE Alberta & NE Prescott). The market has become a very popular destination for enjoying a quick breakfast or lunch, hear up-and-coming musicians, and peruse the 35 vendor stalls. Sample some Hot Mama Salsa, take home some fresh greens from one of the many local farmers in the market, purchase a freshly baked treat from Batter Bakery—there’s something for everyone at the market.
The King neighborhood also encompasses part of the Alberta Arts District, where independent boutiques, cozy coffee shops and enticing restaurants draw people from all over the city.
Other popular stops including Ned Lud, where meat is cured in store and pickles are homemade, as well as Wayne’s Chicago Red Hots, one of the most renowned spots in Portland for hot dogs.
The King neighborhood is located close to a number of other popular neighborhoods and is well serviced by public transportation.
Zip Code: 97211
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips