Interactive Portland Neighborhood Boundaries Map
Simply click the “Maximize” icon on the top right corner to view its larger map on your mobile device. It will then load it to your GPS enabled Google Map App and you will know exactly which Portland neighborhood you are currently in when in doubt. If you click or touch on a particular neighborhood, it will tell you which neighborhood that is. Have fun!
Portland Neighborhoods Guide
Portland, Oregon is the second-largest city in the Pacific Northwest and the the largest in Oregon. Portland is home to about 660,000 people and the Portland Metropolitan Area has close to 3 million people, making it the 17th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Portland is known for its lack of sales tax, rainy reason, environmental consciousness, craft breweries, wineries, food carts, good public transportation, safety, and easy access to outdoor recreation.
The city of Portland is comprised of five regions, each with its own character and well-defined neighborhood districts. The regions include Northwest Portland, Southwest Portland, Southeast Portland, Northeast Portland, North Portland, and East Portland. Often, Northeast Portland can divide into Central Northeast Portland and NE Portland and relevant northern and southern parts of East Portland is considered a part of Northeast and Southeast Portland. The generally-accepted dividing line between the north and south quadrants is Burnside Street. The Willamette River divides Portland on an east/west axis. Each region is different in terms of lifestyle, culture, demographics, home values, open spaces, and commuting patterns. For example, Northwest Portland attracts a lot of home buyers who prefer open space and privacy while Southeast Portland attracts people who want to live in the center of Portland’s entertainment and cultural scenes.
Some Portland neighborhoods are changing due to the multi-decades-long regional population growth and its accompanying increased demand for residential housing units and commercial space. As a result, some neighborhoods in Southeast and Northeast Portland closest to the city center attract redevelopment dollars, therefore increasing home prices at a faster clip. In recent years, Portland has become a hot destination for millennials, increasing the demand in the rental market starting around 2010 and now in the residential purchase market.
List of Official Portland Neighborhoods
Check out below lists of neighborhoods in detail categorized by each quadrant of Portland and learn more about each neighborhood and see homes for sale.
Which Portland neighborhood should you live in?
Each Portland neighborhood has a unique signature that appeals to a range of lifestyles. Check out this article on choosing a Portland neighborhood. Whether you are an urbanite who prefers a fast-paced city life or someone who’d prefer a two-acre farm, the city of Portland has it. Yes, there are farm properties within the city limits of Portland. There are even neighborhoods for people who want to live in a forest or on a floating house on the Columbia or Willamette Rivers. The article in the link above describes neighborhoods worth considering based on five categories. The categories are broken out this way:
- Urbanites who prefer city life
- Urbanites who like laid back residential lifestyle
- Suburbanites who prefer quiet and peaceful lifestyle
- River folks who like yachting, fishing or living in a floating home
- Rural folks who happen to live in the City of Portland
East Side vs. West Side
Portland Oregon Public School Districts Map
Portland has seven different school districts including Portland, Riverdale, Parkrose, David Douglas, Centennial, Reynolds, and Scappoose School District. Keeping track of school district boundaries can sometimes cause frustration, thus we’ve provided the map above. As you might expect, school districts and building are assigned based on the home address of the student. It is important for prospective home buyers to research school districts and assigned school buildings in advance. Here is a handy way to search for schools using an address lookup tool.