City Description for Relocating to Portland Metro

Northwest Portland, Oregon

There are many desirable qualities of Northwest Portland. The picture on the left is of a very popular street called NW 23rd Street. This trendy street has many nice restaurants, fun bars, great happy hours, incredible boutique shops, as well as many popular hangouts like cigar bars and Starbucks. Come out and sing karaoke at the Gypsy, get your kitchen supplies at Kitchen Kaboodle, find a dress for your next wedding, eat out at your favorite cuisine or simply hangout and people watch on the street.

Northwest Portland


Employment Opportunities

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


Transportation

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


Housing

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Religious Affiliations

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


Park and Recreation Information

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

Dog Parks

Couch Park is a small shared park in NW Portland between Glisan and Hoyt, off of 19th Ave.  Dog bags, garbage cans and water are available.


"The Fields" is located at NW 11th Ave. and NW Overton St in the Pearl.  There are some doggie play structures, benches for humans, water, dog bag, but not fenced.


Wallace Park is located at NW 25th Ave & Raleigh St. It is located at the east end by NW 25th street.  This site is partially fenced and has specific unleashed times.  From April 1 – October 31, the hours are 5:00am – 9:00am and 6:00 pm to midnight. In the winter, November 1 – March 31, the hours are 5:00am-9:00am and 4:00 pm – midnight.


Entertainment

Darcelle XV is a very lively and female impersonators establishment. 208 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: (503) 222-5338

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is a bar and video arcade with live music. 511 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 796-9364

Harvey's Comedy Club & Restaurant, 436 Northwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 241-0338

ComedySportz Portland offers fast-paced, clean improvisational comedy theater for the entire family. 1963 Northwest Kearney Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 236-8888


Demographic

The demography of Northwest Portland can be very different depending on which neighborhood you are referencing. The Pearl District's median household income is about 1/2 of the National Average and the number of people who rent is quite a bit more than 2 times the National Average and over 1/2 the population in this area is single. The Downtown area does not keep up with the national average on household income either and people who rent instead of own their home is more than twice the National Average. A little less than half the population in this area are single. The Northwest District's household income is less than the National Average, renters are more than twice the National Average, and single are more than 1/2 the population. Those 3 areas of the Northwest are somewhat similar while the next 2 areas of Northwest Portland are quite different. Linnton has a household income almost 2 times the National Average, more people own their homes than the National Average, and 64.9% of their population is married. Forest Park has the largest household income in the Northwest at $96,830. 83.6% own their home and 67.8% are married.


Library

Northwest Libraries:

Northwest Library, a branch of Multnomah Library opened in 2001 in a historic NW Portland building. English and Spanish can be accessed on site or from a home computer. 2300 N.W. Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210 503.988.5560


Clubs

The Portland Pearl Rotary Club meets at the Ecotrust Building in the Pearl District on Tuesday mornings at 7:30am.

Hands on Greater Portland allows you to search for Volunteer opportunities to get connected with others with similar interests and make a difference in the lives of others. 1 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209 Phone 503.200.3355

24 Hour Fitness, 1210 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 222-1210

Everyday Athlete Fitness, 1925 Northwest Overton Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 243-5644

Curves is an athletic club for women only. 2701 Northwest Vaughn Street, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 224-5282

Sunset Athletic Club offers Tennis, Racquetball, Fitness, Aquatics, Kids Korner Childcare, Climbing Walls, Gym & Indoor Track and more. 13939 Northwest Cornell Road, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 645-3535


Restaurants

Wildwood. Celebrity chef-owner and author Cory Schreiber create down-to-earth menus from ingredients of the area. 1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Phone: 503-248-9663.

American Palate is at the outer limits of Northwest Portland's restaurant row and is one of the top restaurants in Portland. 1937 NW 23rd Place, 223-6994. Serves lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Expensively priced.

Bamboo's is a neighborhood Chinese standby and is rated one of the top Portland Restaurants. 103 NW 21st Ave., 241-8122. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Moderately priced.

Basta's Pasta is one of the top Italian restaurants in Portland. 410 NW 21st Ave., 274-1572. Serves dinner daily, lunch Monday-Friday. Moderately priced.

Blue Tango has a full menu with more than 20 wines available by the 2-ounce taste or 4- ounce glass served from the largest cruvinet tap system in town. 930 NW 23rd Ave., 221-1466. Serves dinner Tuesday-Sunday, lunch Saturday and Sunday. Moderately priced.


Sports

Indoor Goals Pro Shop, 16340 Northwest Bethany Court, Beaverton, OR Phone: (503) 629-9500

Peaceful & Recreational Basketball League, 1425 Northwest 16th Avenue, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 493-9335

Sunset Athletic Club, 13939 Northwest Cornell Road, Portland, OR Phone: (503) 645-3535


City History

Some of the streets of Northwest Portland are named after 3 people who were very important to the naming of Portland. In 1843, Tennessee drifter William Overton and his friend, Boston lawyer Asa Lovejoy, floating down the Willamette River in a canoe, loved the beautiful mountains and the rich potential of the many trees they saw. Overton without the money to file a land claim, sold half of his 640-acre share to Lovejoy for 25 cents. They began clearing trees, building roads and buildings. Later, Overton decided to move on and sold his half of the share to Francis Pettygrove. Portland got its name when Lovejoy and Pettygrove flipped a coin in 1845. Lovejoy was from Massachusetts and he wanted to name the new settlement Boston. Pettygrove was from Maine and wanted to name the new town Portland. Pettygrove won the coin toss two out of three times and the rest as they say is history. The street of Lovejoy, Overton, and Pettygrove are all part of Northwest Portland.

Surrounding Cities: Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tualatin, West Linn, Lake Oswego

City Pictures: Northwest Portland, Oregon

NW Portland Hospital NW Portland Pasta Typhoon Thai Food NW 23rd Store
Northwest Portland Hospital
Northwest Portland Pasta Northwest Portland Typhoon Northwest Portland Store
NW 23rd Street View NW 23rd and Glisan NW 23rd Babiks NW 23rd Children's Store
Northwest Portland 23rd Street Northwest Portland 23rd and Glisan Northwest Portland Babiks Northwest Portland Childrens Store
Frumoasa Boutique NW 23rd Kiehls Legacy Good Sam NW 23rd Matador Restaurant
Northwest Portland Frumoasa Boutique Northwest Portland Kiehls Northwest Portland Hospital Legacy Good Sam Northwest Portland Matador
Montgomery Ward History Rennaisance Nob Hill NW 23rd Paper Source
Northwest Portland Montogomery Ward Monument Northwest Portland Rennaisance Northwest Portland Nob Hill Northwest Portland Paper Source
NW 23rd Pastini Restaurant Polish Pottery Kornellets Eatery Rose's Deli
Northwest Portland Pastini Pastar Northwest Portland Polish Pottery Northwest Portland Restaurant Northwest Portland Roses Deli
Salvation Army Santa Fe NW 23rd Shop NW 23rd Starbucks
Northwest Portland Salvation Army Northwest Portland Sante Fe Northwest Portland Shop Northwest Portland Starbucks
Trendy NW 23rd Street NW 23rd Rich's NW 23rd Street Sushi Tara Thai
Northwest Portland 23rd Street Northwest Portland Street Northwest Portland 23rd Street Sushi Northwest Portland Tara Thai
Wild West Gallery NW 23rd Shop NW 23rd Starbucks NW 23rd Street View
Northwest Portland Wil West Gallery Northwest Portland Shop Northwest Portland Starbucks Northwest Portland Street
Oregon Zoo
Cascade Grill Rocky Mountain Goat Bird Exhibit Polar Bear
Cascade Grill Rocky Mountain Goat Bird Exhibit Polar Bear

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Strohecker's Park
Stroheckers Park Tennis NW 23rd Shop Stroheckers Sport's Field Oregon White Oak
Stroheckers Park Tennis Stroheckers Park Basketball Stroheckers Park Sport's Field Stroheckers Park White Oak

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Audubon Society
Audubon Society Sign Tadpol Bird Sign Audubon Society Exhibit
Audubon Society Sign Audubon Society Tadpol Bird Sign Audubon Society Exhibit

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Uhtoff Sanctuary Nature Trail
Uhtoff Sanctuary Uhtoff Nature Trail Uhtoff Nature Trail Uhtoff Nature Trail Sign
Uhtoff Nature Trail Uhtoff Nature Trail Uhtoff Nature Trail Uhtoff Nature Trail Sign

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Catlin Gable Private School
Catlin Gable Music Catlin Gable NW 23rd Starbucks NW 23rd Street View
Catlin Gable Catlin Gable Catlin Gable Soccer Catlin Gable Tennis

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Washington Park
Washington Park World Forestry Center Vietnam Memorial Children's Museum
Washington Park World Forestry Center Vietnam Memorial Children's Museum

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Cedar Mill Park & School
Cedar Mill Park Tennis Cedar Mill Park Playground Play Equipment Cedar Mill Park Field
Cedar Mill Park Tennis Cedar Mill Park Playground Cedar Mill Park Play Equipment Cedar Mill Park Field

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Westview High School
Westview High School Westview High School Tennis Courts Westview High School
Westview High School Westview High School Westview High School Tennis Westview High School Track

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Children's Museum
Children's Museum Children's Museum Children's Museum Children's Museum
Children's Museum Children's Museum Children's Museum Children's Museum

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Zoo Lights
Zoo Lights Zoo Lights Zoo Lights Zoo Lights
Zoo Lights Zoo Lights Zoo Lights Zoo Lights

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Commonwealth Lake
Commonwealth Lake Park Commonwealth Picnic Table Commonwealth Lake Park Commonwealth Lake Ducks
Commonwealth Lake Commonwealth Picnic Table Commonwealth Lake Park Commonwealth Lake Ducks
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Forest Hills Park
Forest Hills Park Forest Hills Park Playground Forest Hills Park Tennis Forest Hills Park
Forest Hills Park Forest Hills Park Playground Forest Hills Park Tennis Forest Hills Park

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Goose Hollow
Goose Hollow Tavern United Methodist Church Bridge Willamette Dental
Goose Hollow Tavern United Methodist Church Bridge Willamette Dental

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Industrial Area
Friendly House Housing Montgomery Park Pyramid Brewery
Friendly House Northwest Housing Montgomery Park Pyramid Brewery

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NW 23rd Street
Wild West Gallery NW 23rd Shop NW 23rd Starbucks NW 23rd Street View
Northwest Portland Wil West Gallery Northwest Portland Shop Northwest Portland Starbucks Northwest Portland Street

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PCC Rockcreek Campus
Rock Creek Campus Building 9 Rock Creek Campus PCC Parking
Portland Community College Rock Creek PCC Rock Creek Campus Portland Community College Rock Creek Portland Community College Rock Creek

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Rockcreek Area
Washington County Museum Bethany Park Rockcreek Tavern Westview High School
Washington County Museum Bethany Park Rockcreek Tavern Westview High School

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Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion Pittock Mansion Pittock Mansion Wildwood Trail
Pittock Mansion Pittock Mansion Pittock Mansion History Wildwood Trail

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North East Portland

(PDX) Airport CollectionAirport Way CollectionIrvington NeighborhoodCascade Station Businesses
Irvington ParkFernhill ParkBeaumont NeighborhoodLaurelhurst Park
Mt. TaborLloyd CenterAutumn Ridge Neighborhood

Downtown Portland

Downtown CondominiumsConvention CenterPlaces & AttractionsPearl District
Pioneer Square & PlacePortland Riverfront Pictures

North Portland

St. John's Pier ParkCascade Station BusinessesCity of St. John'sSt. John's McMenamins
Widmer BreweryNorth Portland

Northwest Portland

Oregon ZooStroheckers ParkAudubon SocietyUhtoff Sanctuary Nature Trail
Catlin Gable Private SchoolWashington ParkCedar MillWestview High School
Children's MuseumZoo LightsCommonwealth LakeForest Hills Park
Goose HollowIndustrial AreaNW 23rd StreetPCC Rockcreek Campus
Rockcreek AreaPittock Mansion

Southeast Portland

Brentwood ParkEastmorland Golf & Country ClubWestmorland ParkBrookside Pond
Reed CollegeLane Middle SchoolDavid Douglas High SchoolWoodstock
SellwoodMarcus Whitman ElementaryMisc. SE Pictures