King is a neighborhood in Northeast Portland, Oregon bordering Boise and Humboldt to the west, Woodlawn to the north, Vernon and Sabin to the east, Eliot and Irvington to the south. King neighborhood is located between NE Rodney Ave and NE 14th PL from west to east and NE Fremont St and NE Ainsworth St from south to north. King straddles Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Ainsworth Street to Freemont and is at one end of the Alberta Arts District. King has historically had one of the highest proportions of non-white residents in the city. It used to be once predominantly African American but the gentrification since the 1990s attracted more young white residents. Today, King neighborhood is one of the more popular Portland neighborhoods with higher than average housing prices. Although African Americans are no longer a majority in this neighborhood, they still form a strong plurality at 34.1% of the neighborhood’s residents based on the 2010 Census.
King neighborhood enjoys the green space at King School Park and King Portland Farmers Market right across the street from the park. It is an extension of the main farmers market at PSU and is one of the smaller farmers markets in Portland but it became King residents’ favorite go-to place for fresh produce and dairy products. There are also a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, boutique stores, and yoga studios on NE Alberta St, which is a trendy street that is part of the Alberta Arts District.
Neighborhood Data for King, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||75||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||11 min|
|Population||6,325||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||10,356|
|Median Age||33||Home Ownership %||48%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||0%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||99%|
|Average Commute Time||24 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||11%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||17%||% of Commuters by Walking||3%|
|Number of Transit Lines||0||Number of Bus Lines||3|