Northwest Portland is Portland’s most densely populated region, and for good reason—there is much commerce, industry, and economic opportunity in the area, along with some of Portland’s most beloved landmarks and destinations. Neighborhoods such as the Pearl District are being prized for their innovation towards the “New Urbanism” movement, while others such as Arlington Heights and Northwest Heights offer a quaint reprieve from the bustling urban core while maintaining easy proximity to downtown.
Northwest Portland Attractions
There is truly something for everyone in Northwest Portland! This area of the city combines the historic and lovably quirky charm Portland is known for with the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest—nearly all of Northwest neighborhoods are within relatively close proximity to Portland’s own “urban forest,” Forest Park.
Not to be outdone, Washington Park includes the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, the Children’s Museum, the International Rose Test Garden, and more.
Renowned dining experiences abound in nearly every neighborhood, including popular favorites such as Paley’s Place Bistro and Bar, Serratto Restaurant, Meriwether’s Restaurant, Papa Haydn, Blue Star Donuts, and more.
Powell’s Books, the largest independent bookstore in the United States, takes up an entire square block and offers tens of thousands of new and used titles.
Navigating between the various neighborhoods in Northwest Portland is made simple by Portland’s public transportation service, TriMet. Northwest neighborhoods are also highly walkable and street parking is available.