The Coolest Neighborhoods In Portland

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Portland, Oregon is a melting pot of culture, cuisine, art, and fashion- a dream spot for creatively-minded travelers looking to uncover ideas, taste artisanal coffee, and take incredible photographs. From the bustling Oldtown Chinatown to the hip Pearl District, Portland is made up of trendy eateries, fashionable boutiques, and fascinating art galleries. Drink with the local art scene at the Alberta Arts District, snap an Insta pic of the opulent Victorian-style houses of Nob Hill, or visit quirky gift shops in Hawthorne- we are going to take you through Portland's coolest neighborhoods.

Tags: Art, Bar hopping, Cafe, Quirky, Street Art

  • Old Town Chinatown in Portland, United States

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      Just beyond the iconic traditional Chinese gate rests one of the coolest Chinatowns in the country. Made up of delicious restaurants, cultural sites including the marvelous Lan Su Gardens, bustling shops, and art galleries, there is plenty to see and do in this neighborhood. Bordering the river park, Oldtown Chinatown also offers some of Portland's most scenic pathways for an afternoon stroll.

  • Boise in Portland, United States

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      Boise has long been a hip neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, harboring a panoply of local restaurants, trendy bars, and unique boutiques. Easily one of the most popular neighborhoods to visit, for both locals and tourists, Boise's main attractions can be found along Williams Avenue and Mississippi Avenue- two streets bursting with personality.

  • Hawthorne in Portland, United States

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      Known for its bohemian vibe and eclectic atmosphere, Hawthorne is easily one of the coolest neighborhoods to explore in Portland. Uncover quirky gift shops, second-hand boutiques, and local eateries, Hawthorne is made up of a colorful collection of new and exciting discoveries. Perfect for Seeker's looking to explore Portland's true artistic essence, and discover something they haven't seen before.

  • Nob Hill in Portland, United States

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      Decorated with ornate victorian style houses, wide roads, and cozy coffee spots, Nob Hill is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon to explore. Known for its elegant shopping district, laid-back atmosphere, and international food scene, Nob Hill is not only picturesque but plenty exciting. Witness macabre exhibits at The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum and enjoy delicious coffee around almost every corner.

  • Alberta Arts District in Portland, United States

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      An excellent spot to uncover the local art scene, Alberta Arts District is a colorful neighborhood that features plenty of local hangout spots for the art crowd of Portland. With art bleeding into the street, think bright colors, local galleries, and specialty shops, the Alberta Arts District is a feast for the eyes.

  • Pearl District in Portland, United States

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      This bustling neighborhood makes up some of Portland's trendiest spots, the stomping ground of Portland's most fashionable. Everything you imagine about Portland- creative flair, attention to ethics ties together in a stylish ribbon at the Pearl District- think artisanal cafes, craft breweries, art galleries, and local boutiques.