Northwest is known to locals for fantastic food and spectacular shopping. Tucked above Downtown, Nob Hill and the Alphabet District offer sophisticated boutiques with high quality goods ranging in fashion, chocolates and luxury bath products. Sidewalks are crowded with dog bowls and sidewalk sales. Good food abounds at fabulous restaurants nearby. Residential streets surround the main strip with large Old Portland Style houses and grand old apartment buildings closely packed together on tree lined streets. Parking can be challenging, but this area is easily accessible by the Portland Streetcar. Day or night, this area is safe for walking and enjoying an evening out.
Getting Around Portland
The best way to get around Portland is by using public transportation and walking. Portland's public transit TriMet buses and light-rail trains are accessible and efficient. You can hop on the light-rail from the Portland International Airport (PDX) and get into the city for $2.50, which is much cheaper than cab fare. Day passes work on all forms of Portland public transit and begin at $5 for adults.
- Portland International Aiport-PDX
Things to Do and See Near Northwest
- South Park Blocks
- Portland International Airport
- Reed College
- Jeld-Wen Field
- Portland Air National Guard Base
- Rose Garden
- Oregon Zoo
- Portland State University
- Lewis & Clark College
- Portland City Hall