City Description for Relocating to Portland Metro

North Portland, Oregon

The University of Portland Pilot women's soccer team have been national champions numerous times and represent U of P very well.

North Portland

Employement Opportunities

Employment opportunities: Click here for a list of the large employers in North Portland.


DMV: Oregon DMV When relocating to Oregon you will need to get in touch with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain an Oregon driver’s license, pass DEQ testing for your car, renew license plates among other things. The closest DMV is located


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Religious Affiliations

There is an abundant amount of religious affiliations in North Portland.  Click here for a list of all the churches, synagogues, temples and mosques in North Portland, Oregon.

Parks and Recreation Information

North Portland Parks and Recreation-click here for a list of all the parks and recreation centers in North Portland, Oregon. 

Dog Parks

Arbor Lodge Park located at N Bryant St. & Delaware Ave is a large shared park in North Portland. The off-leash area is located in the NW corner of the park, adjacent to the tennis courts. The area is grassy and flat, with lots of trees and a couple of picnic tables. Garbage cans, dog bags, and water are available in the summer.  The off leash area is not fenced.

Cathedral Park is located at N Edison St. & Pittsburg in the St. John's area of Portland. The park sits directly beneath the St. John's Bridge, and also borders the Willamette River. There are no dog bags or garbage cans near the off-leash area, but there is a water fountain.

Chimney Park with 5.52 acres of fenced off-leash area is located at 9360 N. Columbia Blvd in North Portland.  There are dog bags, garbage cans available but  no running water.

Delta Park is located at N Denver Ave & Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Overlook Park  is located at N Fremont St & Interstate Ave.  The unleashed area is located in the south end of the park off N. Interstate by the Kaiser offices.  From June 15th to September 1, dogs may be unleashed from 5am-10am and 7pm to midnight.  From September 2nd to June 14th it is open 5 am to closing.

Portland International Raceway is located at 1940 N Victory Blvd and its unleashed area for dogs is not fenced.

West Delta Park is located on 2579 N Broadacre St in Portland. 


Mississippi Studios offers music, shows, and drinking. 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 Phone: (503) 288-3895

St. Johns Twin Cinemas and Pub is an old landmark where you can watch inexpensive movies. 8704 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203 Phone: (503) 286-1768

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217 Phone: (503) 823-4322

Mississippi Street Fair, Between North Skidmore & Fremont, Portland, OR 97227

Fright Town offers a professionally crafted haunted experience. 300 N Winning Way
Portland, OR 97227

Portland Winter Hawks offer semi-pro ice hockey. 300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR 97227 Phone: (503) 238-6366

Saint Johns Theatre I & II , 8704 North Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203 Phone: (503) 286-1768

McMenamins St. Johns Theater & Pub, 8203 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203 Phone: (503) 283-8520


According to Multnomah County, there were 58,101 people in North Portland. It was the most racially and ethnically diverse area of Multnomah County in 2006 with 14% African American, 14% Hispanic (includes any race), 7% Asian, and 2% American Indian.


North Portland Library is a branch of the Multnomah County Library so patrons have access to all their materials which include 2 million books. This branch also houses the Black Resource Collection which relate to the African-American experience. 512 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217 503.988.5394

St. Johns Library opened in 1913 and the building was a gift of Andrew Carnegie. This branch has a meeting room which can be used for community meetings at no charge besides having access to all Multnomah County Library materials which include over 2 million books.
7510 N. Charleston Ave., Portland, OR 97203 503.988.5397


The Faternal Order of Eagles, 7611 North Exeter Avenue, Portland Phone: (503) 286-8788

North Portland Business Association, 5036 North Lombard Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 289-2304

North Portland Neighborhood Services serves residents in the 11 neighborhood associations in the North Portland district. 2209 N. Schofield, Portland, OR 97217 - upstairs in the Historic Kenton Firehouse Phone: (503) 823-4524

North Portland Alano Association (NPAA) is a Non-Profit organization providing meeting space for individuals recovering from addictive diseases. 8926 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 07203-3004

Rotary Club of Portland,619 SW 11th Ave # 123, Portland, OR 97205 Phone: (503) 228-1542

Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area Voice: 503.232.0077


Dalo's Kitchen offers cheap & tasty Ethiopian food every night but Sunday. 4134 N Vancouver Ave # 207 (almost at Skidmore; entrance on Williams Street) Phone: (503) 808-9604

Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings This place is unassuming from the street and when you walk in you will order at the counter. 4225 N Interstate (just south of Prescott) Phone: (503) 280-9464

Gotham Tavern has artichoke dip, calamari, crab cakes and baby back ribs as well as microbrews. 2240 N. Interstate Ave Phone: (503) 235-2294

Laughing Planet is the place to go if you want something simple and fast. Three garage doors open onto the courtyard and Mississippi Street to make it a nice setting. 3765 N Mississippi Ave Phone: (503) 467-4146

Little Red Bike Cafe, 4823 N Lombard St. (between Fiske and Jordan Ave.) They offer light breakfast food and sandwiches, coffee and espresso, milkshakes and house made ice cream


St Johns Racquet Center, 7519 North Burlington Avenue, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 823-3629

Columbia Swimming Pool, 7701 North Chautauqua Boulevard, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 823-3669

City History

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which gave the U.S. Army in time of national peril and to preserve national safety, the right to exclude any person from designated military zones. 110,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated under this law and over 4000 of them came from Oregon. The Japanese Americans in the Portland area were evacuated to temporary living spaces in what had previously been the Pacific International Livestock Exposition building in the north of Portland. Partitioning the building with plywood they made tiny apartments. Each family was assigned a room and they shared a toilet and had little privacy. From the cramped North Portland Assembly Center they were relocated by train to one of the Japanese internment camps. Finally after 2 failed legal challenges to Executive Order 9066 and 2 ½ years later, President Roosevelt rescinded the Order and the last cam was closed by the end of 1945. Unfortunately, many returning immigrants had lost their land that they had once cultivated. In 1968, the US government began paying reparations to Japanese Americans for property they lost. In 1983, Jimmy Carter and Congress recommended that Congress apologize and give a tax-free payment of $20,000 to surviving evacuees. These payments were finally authorized in 1987 when Ronald Regan signed the Civil Rights Act of 1988.

Surrounding Cities: St. Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, NE Portland, NW Portland

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