Nob Hill is a part of Northwest District neighborhood in Portland located near downtown Portland west of Pearl District. It is the first downtown adjacent neighborhood as you come down from Kings Heights and Hillside. Northwest District is a densely populated retail and residential area. Nob Hill is an uptown trendy and sophisticated sub-neighborhood with lots of artsy shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes with many of them in charming Victorian houses. There are lots of beautiful and historic houses and condos along the side streets of the neighborhood. The famous streets in Nob Hill are NW 23rd and NW 21st Streets where all the aforementioned elements are located. Nob Hill feels more like North Mississippi with older charms but feels significantly different from its adjacent neighborhood Pearl District, which is more modern and high-rise.
Nob Hill is often called “Trendy-third avenue”, “Trendy-first avenue”, and “Northwest”. The first two names came from the 23rd and 21st street whereas the name Northwest came from the fact that Nob Hill located within the southern part of Northwest District. The name Nob Hill came from Nob Hill neighborhood in San Francisco located west of Financial District and south of Russian Hill. Nob Hill in San Francisco also has historic homes and narrow streets like the neighborhood in Portland.
Neighborhood Data for Northwest District, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||66||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||7 min|
|Population||14,031||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||13,241|
|Median Age||35||Home Ownership %||34%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||2%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||97%|
|Average Commute Time||25 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||10%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||1%||% of Commuters by Walking||4%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||7|