Neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon

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Map of Portland, Oregon's five sections, prior to the creation of South Portland in 2020.

Portland, Oregon is divided into six sections: North Portland, Northeast Portland, Northwest Portland, South Portland, Southeast Portland, and Southwest Portland. There are 95 officially recognized neighborhoods, each of which is represented by a volunteer-based neighborhood association. No neighborhood associations overlap the Willamette River, but a few overlap the addressing sextants. For example, most addresses in the South Portland Neighborhood Association are South, but a portion of the neighborhood is west of SW View Point Terrace where addresses have a SW prefix. Similarly the Buckman Neighborhood Association spans both NE and SE Portland.

Neighborhood associations serve as the liaison between residents and the city government, as coordinated by the city's Office of Community & Civic Life,[1] which was created in 1974 and known as the Office of Neighborhood Involvement until July 2018.[2] The city subsequently provides funding to this "network of neighborhoods" through district coalitions, which are groupings of neighborhood associations. A few areas of Portland are "unclaimed" by any of the 95 neighborhood associations in Portland.


Each neighborhood association defines its own boundaries, which may include areas outside of Portland city limits and (if mutually agreed) areas that overlap with other neighborhoods. Neighborhoods may span boundaries between the six sections (North Portland, Northeast Portland, Northwest Portland, South Portland, Southeast Portland, and Southwest Portland) of the city as well. The segmentation adopted here is based on Office of Community & Civic Life's district coalition model, under which each neighborhood is part of at most one coalition (though some neighborhoods are not included in any).

Neighbors West-Northwest[edit]

Neighborhoods in the Neighbors West-Northwest Coalition (NWNW) include:

These are in Northwest Portland, except Arlington Heights, Goose Hollow, Portland Downtown, and Sylvan-Highlands, which are in Southwest Portland.

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.[edit]

The following neighborhoods, all of which are within the boundaries of Southwest Portland, are associated with Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI):

North Portland Neighborhood Services[edit]

Neighborhoods associated with the North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) include:

Most lie entirely within North Portland. Bridgeton, Hayden Island and Piedmont are split between North and Northeast sections. East Columbia is in Northeast Portland.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods[edit]

Neighborhoods associated with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) include:

Most lie entirely within Northeast Portland. Boise, Eliot, and Humboldt include areas in North Portland.

Central Northeast Neighbors[edit]

The following neighborhoods, all of which are within the boundaries of Northeast Portland, are associated with the Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN):

East Portland Community Office[edit]

Neighborhoods associated with the East Portland Community Office include:

Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes, and Woodland Park are in Northeast Portland. Glenfair and Hazelwood are split between Northeast and Southeast sections. Centennial, Lents, Mill Park, Pleasant Valley, and Powellhurst-Gilbert are in Southeast Portland.

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SE Uplift)[edit]

The following neighborhoods are associated with the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coaliation (SE Uplift):

All are entirely within Southeast Portland, except North Tabor, Laurelhurst, Kerns, and Montavilla, which are split between Northeast and Southeast sections and Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, which covers both Portland and Milwaukie.

Unaffiliated with a coalition[edit]

Healy Heights lies within Southwest Portland.

Other areas and communities[edit]

  • Alberta Arts District, an art, retail, and restaurant area in the King, Vernon, and Concordia neighborhoods
  • Albina, a historical city which was consolidated into Portland in 1891
  • The Belmont Area, a retail and residential area in the Buckman, Sunnyside, and Mt. Tabor neighborhoods
  • Dunthorpe, an affluent unincorporated enclave just beyond the city limits, north of Lake Oswego
  • Unincorporated areas near Portland proper in Washington County (unincorporated neighborhoods expanding into Washington County)
  • East Portland, a historical city which was consolidated into Portland in 1891, not to be confused with the area of the same name that extends roughly east of I-205 to Portland's eastern boundary
  • East Portland, the area of Portland generally east of I-205, where approximately one quarter of residents reside, but which has historically not received adequate city services.[3][4]
  • The Hawthorne District, a retail, restaurant, and cultural district running through the Buckman, Hosford-Abernethy, Sunnyside, Richmond, and Mt. Tabor neighborhoods
  • Maywood Park, a Northeast neighborhood incorporated as a separate city that is now completely surrounded by the city of Portland
  • Peacock Lane, a quaint English village in the heart of Sunnyside Neighborhood has been treating the city of Portland to free holiday lighting displays each December since the 1940s
  • Vanport, a city located in present-day North Portland destroyed by a flood in 1948


  1. ^ Office of Civic & Community Life, City of Portland. Accessed 2018-08-26.
  2. ^ City council ordinance 189078, passed on July 18, 2018. Auditor's Office, City of Portland.
  3. ^ Templeton, Amelia. "Audit Finds East Portland Lags Behind In Sidewalks, Parks". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ "The Other Portland". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2018-07-27.

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