Pearl District

The Pearl District is one of Portland’s trendiest areas, full of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. This neighborhood is a hub for Portland’s art scene, with over 25 art galleries located in the Pearl. Wander through Jamison Square Park, grab a coffee at Barista PDX, and check out the Portland Saturday Market for local wares. The Pearl is ideal for groups looking to experience Portland’s artsy side.

Alberta Arts District

Alberta Arts District is a diverse, creative neighborhood in northeast Portland. Alberta Street is the backbone of this district, lined with art galleries, boutiques, and international eateries. Don’t miss Last Thursday, a monthly street festival with live music, performances, arts, and crafts. Alberta Arts District is perfect for groups interested in multicultural cuisine, public art, and a lively street scene.

Mississippi District

The Mississippi District, centered along North Mississippi Avenue, has a laidback vibe with great food and music. Check out the variety of blues/jazz clubs and dive bars, or grab a bite at a food cart pod. Shop for records at Mississippi Records or handmade goods at Crafty Wonderland. This neighborhood is ideal for music lovers and those looking for a chill Portland scene.

Hawthorne District

Hawthorne District is an eclectic eastside neighborhood known for vintage shops, cafes, and nightlife. Stroll down SE Hawthorne Boulevard to find an array of boutiques, bookstores, and restaurants. Catch a flick at the historic Bagdad Theater & Pub, or grab a craft cocktail at The High Dive Bar. Hawthorne is perfect for vintage enthusiasts, foodies, and night owls.


Sellwood-Moreland has a small town vibe despite its city location. Antique stores, coffee shops, and restaurants line SE 13th Avenue, while Oaks Park and the Springwater Corridor offer recreation. The neighborhood hosts community events like Sundae in the Park and the Sellwood Riverfront Park Concert Series. This area appeals to groups looking for charm, nature, and community.

Northwest District

The Northwest District encompasses various neighborhoods like Nob Hill and Alphabet District. Shop for books at Powell’s City of Books, see a show at the Crystal Ballroom, or grab a slice at Escape from New York Pizza. Northwest 23rd Avenue and 21st Avenue have boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. This historic hub offers something for everyone.

South Waterfront

South Waterfront, also called SoWa, is a modern neighborhood along the Willamette River. It’s home to high rises like the John Ross Tower, parks like Elizabeth Caruthers Park, and attractions like the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Walk the riverfront trail or admire the views of the city skyline and Mt. Hood. South Waterfront appeals to those looking for urban energy.

St. Johns

St. Johns has a small town feel despite its Portland location. Historic buildings and storefronts line N Lombard Street, home to shops, eateries, and breweries. Relax at Cathedral Park, under the shadow of the St. Johns Bridge, or take a riverfront stroll. St. Johns offers charm and community perfect for laidback groups.

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