The Lloyd District is a commercial neighborhood in Northeast Portland bordering the Willamette River ont he west, Eliot and Irvington on the north, Sullivan’s Gulch on the east, and Kerns on the south. The neighborhood is located in the corner of I-5 and I-84 junction and is only a bridge away from Downtown Portland and Pearl District through N Steel Bridge and NW Broadway Bridge. Lloyd District is also home of Moda Center for Portland Trail Blazers and also home of Veterans Memorial Coliseum for Portland Winterhawks in the Rose Quarter, which is the area west of I-5 in Lloyd. Most of this district lies east of I-5, where the Oregon Convention Center and Lloyd Center Mall are the principal landmarks. Lloyd District has a lot of restaurants, entertainment, shops, hotels, movie theatres, condos and apartments. There are also tall office buildings, which define the skyline of the east side of Portland across from Downtown Portland. The biggest skyscraper on the east side in Lloyd District is the Lloyd Center Tower, which is 290 feet tall with 20 floors.
Lloyd District is the epicenter of tourism in Portland. Lloyd Center shopping mall is definitely one of the tourist destinations especially after its $50 million renovation project in 2015, which resulted in a beautiful building with skylight with more than hundred stores and an ice staking rink on the bottom (under renovation until November 2016). Another reason this Lloyd District attracts a lot of visitors is the Oregon Convention Center that hosts big events, shows, and more. Public transportation to Lloyd is extremely convenient with MAX stations all over the place and whether you’re taking the MAX train to Downtown Portland, or to other neighborhoods in Portland, or as far as Milwaukie, Lloyd District is the hub.
Residents that live in Lloyd District live in condos and apartments. It is a highly commercial area and mostly people that live here are young professionals who work in Downtown Portland, Pearl District and Lloyd District itself. Lloyd has also been known to have high crimes. According to 2014 statistics, there are 412 crimes per 1,000 residents. Most of those crimes are larceny and violent crimes such as assault and battery. It is not the most ideal place to raise family but it is an exciting place to live for young people in a highly urban setting.
Neighborhood Data for Lloyd District, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||70||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||6 min|
|Population||2,374||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||5,127|
|Median Age||36||Home Ownership %||24%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||1%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||66%|
|Average Commute Time||23 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||19%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||9%||% of Commuters by Walking||14%|
|Number of Transit Lines||3||Number of Bus Lines||10|