North and Northeast Portland
North and Northeast Portland cover an enormous area, all the way from East Burnside Street north to the Columbia River, and from the Willamette River east to beyond Portland International Airport. However, for visitors, the quadrant’s main draws are the inner Northeast neighborhoods directly across from downtown as well as a handful of districts that represent the outposts of Portland’s youthful DIY nation.
In these more distant neighborhoods, formerly rough-edged commercial centers built in the early 20th century have been revived as gallery districts and restaurant rows by a current generation of youthful entrepreneurs.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel