Portland December 23, 2016
6 Historic Neighborhoods In Portland That Will Take You Back In Time
If you want to walk through a bit of Portland history, head to these historic neighborhoods scattered around the city to do just that. Take a stroll and enjoy the buildings from the turn of the century and get a taste for what Portland looked like over 100 years ago.
1. Alphabet District
Roughly outlined by NW 17th and 24th Avenues and West Burnside and NW Marshall Streets, this historic neighborhood has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2000.
2. East Portland/Grand Avenue Historic District
Covering 20 blocks on the Eastside of the Willamette, this historic district stretches along Grand Avenue. Pictured here is the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Orient Lodge No. 17 on 6th Avenue, built in 1908 and a contributing building to the historic district.
One of the largest historic districts own the country, the Irvington District includes 2800 structures in this expansive NE neighborhood.
This North Portland enclave was once a bustling city all its own in the early 1900s. This original firehouse, along with other landmarks such as the Paul Bunyun Statue are registered as historic places.
5. Old Town
Not only is Old Town rich in history, it is also rich in ghost lore. See the area's countless early 1900-era buildings and tour the underground tunnels that are famed for their hauntings.
6. Yamhill Historic District
The Yamhill Historic District's building, built in the late 1800s, includes Harker Building, Love Building, and Van Rensselaer Building, pictured here behind the MAX train.
You may want to spend a few hours exploring all the little details of these historic spots.