and Columbia rivers. Built in 1931, it is
home to the only suspension bridge in the
Willamette Valley, the St. Johns Bridge.
Cathedral Park sprawls beneath the Gothic
style towers of the bridge, creating a beautiful spot for picnicking and watching the
sunset over the river.
From 1902 to 1915, St. Johns was a separate
city. One still catches whiffs of that distinction, as those who live in St. Johns are so
passionate about distinguishing their neighborhood from those that surround it. But
really, it’s hard to blame them. St. Johns has
its own flavor, as well as its own downtown,
which hosts boutique shopping and two
brewpub movie theaters.
St. Johns is also one of the most diverse
neighborhoods in Portland.
North Portland is ripe for change as one of
the least developed sections of town. While
it might be a little rougher around the edges
than the trendier options, there is still plenty
to explore and discover here.
Northeast Portland is a trendy neighborhood
for shoppers, artists, and foodies. With similar
creative energy to Southeast Portland, but
a slightly more grown-up vibe, Northeast is
becoming a popular destination to call home.
The Alberta Arts District is centered around
NE Alberta Street where you’ll find vibrant
colors both inside and out with quirky shops,
plentiful street art, and creative facades.
Temptations for every budget line Alberta,
from PBR specials at dive bars to some of
the finest craft cocktails in Portland, like
the gin and cognac based “Delmonico”
from Expatriate — a popular restaurant and
bar, backed by a James Beard award-winning chef. The monthly street party, Last
Thursday, draws tens of thousands of people
looking for drinks, live music, and shopping.
The only thing you won’t find on Alberta
Street on Last Thursday is car traffic.
At the intersection of NE Killingsworth and
30th Avenue lies a tiny micro-hood called
Fox Chase, part of the larger neighborhood
of Concordia. McMenamins Kennedy
School, an adult-friendly playground of
and swimming pool lies just on the edge.
Within Fox Chase, you’ll find an impressive
collection of restaurants, including Yakuza
with its Japanese-inspired dishes, and Amal-
fi’s, a cozy spot for comforting Italian dishes.
Closer in, the commercial-based Lloyd
District has been the site of several recent
high-rise apartment buildings. A 100,000
square-foot public plaza will soon be
constructed in the middle of an apartment
development of over 1,000 units, which will
likely draw more traffic to this corner of
Grant Park is 20-acres of green space,
enjoyed by many residents of Northeast
Portland. Set along NE 33rd Ave and US
Grant Place, it offers a baseball field, basketball courts, an off-leash dog area, paths, and
Northeast Portland has extensive residential
space, dominated largely by the traditional
Portland bungalow. The houses here are