Northwest Portland

Northwest Portland

Discover an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty of the Northwest neighborhood.

Welcome to Northwest Portland

The Northwest neighborhood in Portland, often referred to as Nob Hill, NW 23rd, Uptown, or the Alphabet District, embodies the ideal blend of Portland's historic charm and contemporary flair. Those looking to purchase a home here are greeted with a diverse selection of architectural styles, ranging from the enduring appeal of Craftsman houses and the refined elegance of Victorian homes to the modern allure of condominiums, lofts, and townhouses. This district is renowned for its cozy coffee shops and eateries, local breweries, art galleries, and a variety of unique boutiques and specialized apparel shops, all contributing to the area's distinctive character.

Embark on a captivating journey through time at the Pittock Mansion, a grand testament to Portland's rich past. Erected in 1914, this magnificent 16,000-square-foot French Renaissance-style estate was the residence of Henry Pittock, a prominent figure in Portland's history and the founding publisher of The Oregonian newspaper. Now under the stewardship of the city and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the mansion stands as a beacon of cultural heritage. Visitors are welcomed daily to explore the expansive 46-acre estate, where they can indulge in breathtaking panoramic vistas of Portland's skyline, making it an ideal spot for those seeking both education and inspiration.

Discover an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty right at the doorstep of the Northwest neighborhood. Forest Park, often celebrated as Portland's very own "Central Park," unfolds over 5,000 acres of lush, verdant landscapes, including both rejuvenated and ancient forests. Spanning an impressive eight miles within the city limits, this natural haven offers a serene escape without the need to venture far from Portland. Here, residents and visitors alike can immerse themselves in a variety of outdoor activities, from leisurely hikes and scenic bike rides to peaceful equestrian trails, all nestled under a majestic canopy of evergreen trees.

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Overview for Northwest Portland, OR

16,335 people live in Northwest Portland, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $60,401. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Around Northwest Portland, OR

There's plenty to do around Northwest Portland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Los Borrachos PDX, Roux Boi, and Bro-Dogs + Burgers.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.24 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.89 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.42 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Northwest Portland, OR

Northwest Portland has 10,399 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northwest Portland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,335 people call Northwest Portland home. The population density is 20,027.821 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.87 / 52.13%

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Schools in Northwest Portland, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Northwest Portland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Metropolitan Learning Center
K - 12th
Chapman Elementary School
K - 5th
Childpeace Montessori School
PreK - 8th
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