easy to get around on foot or by public transportation here, and drivers are known for
obeying our pedestrian right-of-way, making
it safe and relatively stress-free to walk the
Portland’s downtown city blocks are an
eclectic collection of both older, grittier institutions like the Portland Outdoor Store in
Old Town and high-end, shinier options, like
the two-story REI in The Pearl.
For those who want easy access to nature,
Forest Park lies just west of downtown.
You’ll forget you’re in a city once you enter
one of the country’s largest urban forest
reserves, covering over 5,000 acres. Hikers,
joggers, bikers, and dogs enjoy 70 miles of
recreational trails, weaving through douglas
fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar.
Most of the forest is second growth, but
you’ll still find a few patches of old growth
The sprawl of houses in the hills is consid-
ered the Northwest Heights, where you’ll find
some of Portland’s most expensive proper-
ties. The sweeping views of downtown and
Mt. Hood in the distance, as well as its prox-
imity to Forest Park, make this a premium
spot for those who can afford it.
Victorian facades and boutique stores dominate Nob Hill, also known as the Alphabet
District, where sophisticated come to play.
The narrow streets are filled with storefronts,
from the uniquely Portland Moreland House
which displays an impressive selection of
gifts and collectibles for the dachshund lover
in your life, to well-known chains like Pottery
Barn and Urban Outfitters.
The Portland Streetcar connects Nob Hill
to the Pearl District for a 4. 8 mile shopping
loop that will leave you in need of a lift. You
wouldn’t want to walk with all those bags!
There’s plenty of variety within this part
of town, where downtown meets miles
of trees, shoppers quickly shift to hikers,
and the grittier sections of downtown
quickly meet some of the trendiest streets
in Portland. For those looking for variety,
activity, and plenty of style, Northwest
might be the place for you.
The downtown energy is turned down a
notch in Southwest Portland, where you’ll
find more high rise buildings and college-aged residents, hailing from Portland State
University. Due to the higher concentration of residential buildings and lower
concentration of nightlife, the Southwest
is generally quieter — although you’ll still
find plenty to do.
The concentration of high rises along the
Southwest Waterfront make it look like
a second downtown, and the Willamette
River glistens with light from those tall
buildings at night. It’s a beautiful area
that’s been the focus of urban renewal since
condos started popping up around the 2006
Tilikum Crossing, a pedestrian, cyclist, and
public transportation only bridge, connects
Passionate | Experienced | Understanding
In the 26 years I have been in real estate, I
have helped thousands of families find their
dream home in the Portland Metro area with
an unsurpassed level of customer service and
satisfaction. As a native Portlander, I love
showing newcomers our beautiful city. I have
a vast knowledge of the local areas and I am
diligent in helping my buyers find the right
home, whether it’s downsizing, upsizing or
rightsizing. I offer assistance that extends far
beyond buying and selling homes.
Marla Rumpf, Principal Broker/Owner
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST (CRS)
GRADUATE, REALTOR INSTITUTE (GRI)
CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPER T (CNE)
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