Welcome to Portland, a vibrant little city that takes your heart with its unique and lovable neighborhoods. Portland is like a wonderful compass, where no matter the direction you are facing, it will allow you to discover a wonderful neighborhood at every turn. Whether you enjoy the busier downtown atmosphere of North and Southwest, or the more mellow aesthetics of the East side, Portland gives you whatever you need. Here are the 10 best places to live in Portland:
1. Goose Hollow
With its accessibility to downtown and its gorgeous Portland views, is the cutesy neighborhood of Goose Hollow. It's also just a short walk to Providence Park, to see the Timbers play!
With its old charm and gigantic houses, Irvington is the most beautiful neighborhood to get lost in. In the summer, you can go to Irving Park for an outdoor movie!
3. Rose City Park
The area of Rose City Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland. With its close-knit neighbors and uniquely styled houses, this Portland neighborhood is like no other.
4. Mt. Tabor
Mt. Tabor is a mountain that is surrounded by the cutest residential neighborhood, and provides an outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, and multiple sporting courts. If you’re just looking for a pleasant stroll in your neighborhood, you’re in luck because it will result in this gorgeous view of Mt. Hood.
5. Hollywood District
The Hollywood District is perfect for those of you that can't decide between small town and big city. The Sandy Boulevard strip holds the area's main businesses and the surrounding is some of Portland's cutest residential streets.
6. Pearl District
The Pearl District is known for its fun and urban-style setting. There you'll find most of Portland's greatest restaurants and bars, with their target patron, the young business professional.
With its curvy, tree-lined roads and extravagant houses, Laurelhurst is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city to live in. At its center is Laurelhurst Park, which has a gorgeous pond that's hidden in the trees.
8. Hawthorne District
This is considered the hub of Portland. Hawthorne District encompasses most of SE Portland. Chalk full of music and art, this is probably the most lively of Portland's neighborhoods.
9. Alberta Arts District
If you walk down Alberta Street, you will find some of the city's best food, beer, and street art. Two things you have to check out: Grilled Cheese Grill, where you get to eat the tastiest custom grilled cheese in an actual vintage school bus and Radio Room for the best rooftop outdoor bar hang-out.
10. St. John's
An off-set Portland neighborhood that holds some of the best hidden restaurant and bar spots, and the gorgeous St. John's Bridge. Go to Cathedral Park for some of the prettiest views of Portland that you can find.
There are so many great neighborhoods to live in the City of Roses! Where do you think are the best places to live in Portland? Feel free to share in the comments.