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Living in Downtown Portland

Downtown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Portland with 12,674 residents.

Downtown has excellent public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow, Pearl District, Homestead, Lloyd, Corbett/Terwilliger/Lair Hill and Buckman.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Downtown, Portland

Salmon Street Springs Fountain

Photo of Philly Cheesesteaks And Burgers in Downtown, Portland

Philly Cheesesteaks And Burgers

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Portland.

Downtown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Portland with a Walk Score of 95.

Find apartments in Portland's most walkable neighborhoods: Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown and Downtown.

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Portland neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

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Population

1 Pearl District 97 85 97 6,053
2 Old Town/Chinatown 97 90 98 3,656
3 Downtown 95 89 92 12,674
4 Northwest 92 64 86 12,811
5 Sunnyside 90 53 88 7,232

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 557 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 37 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Nel Centro in Downtown, Portland

Nel Centro

Photo of Tugboat Brewing Company in Downtown, Portland

Tugboat Brewing Company

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thumbnail for Salmon Street Springs FountainLocated in Waterfront Park, this large fountain uses recycled water to spout over 4,900 gallons of water per minute. Perfect for a quick plunge on a hot day. #publicart Photo: vj_pdx

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on Salmon Street Springs Fountain

Transit Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Downtown Portland apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has excellent public transportation and about 33 bus and 6 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Downtown on public transit.

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 37 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Bike Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has average personal crime and less property crime per person than the Portland average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all Portland neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown Portland?

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Photo of Multnomah County Central Library in Downtown, Portland

Multnomah County Central Library

Photo of Teachers Fountain in Downtown, Portland

Teachers Fountain

Photo of Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Downtown, Portland

Salmon Street Springs Fountain

Photo of Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market in Downtown, Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market

Photo of Shemanski Park Farmers Market in Downtown, Portland

Shemanski Park Farmers Market

Photo of Winter Farmers Market in Downtown, Portland

Winter Farmers Market

thumbnail for Philly Cheesesteaks And BurgersThe food carts in Pioneer Courthouse Square pre-date the current explosion of carts all over the city. They are classics. If friend food and meat is your thing this cart is for you. #foodcarts

Justin Houk
on Philly Cheesesteaks And Burgers

Photo of Salmon Street Springs in Downtown, Portland

Salmon Street Springs

Photo of Tom Mccall waterfront park portland OR in Downtown, Portland

Tom Mccall waterfront park portland OR

Photo of Honkin' Huge Burritos in Downtown, Portland

Honkin' Huge Burritos

Photo of Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market in Downtown, Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market

thumbnail for Nel CentroProviding a spacious outdoor patio in the heart of downtown Portland, escape the summer heat and check out their Italian and slightly French cuisine. #patiobar Photo: Stephania Yao/The Oregonian

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on Nel Centro

Downtown is Talking About...

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Photo of Portland Art Museum in Downtown, Portland

Portland Art Museum

Photo of Portlandia Statue in Downtown, Portland

Portlandia Statue

Photo of Lotus Cardroom & Cafe in Downtown, Portland

Lotus Cardroom & Cafe

thumbnail for Shemanski Park Farmers MarketHosting both Spring-Fall and Winter markets, stop by Shemanski Park for its fresh organic produce and fun local events. Hours: Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, May 2 – October 31. #farmersmarket Photo: Portland Farmers Market

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on Shemanski Park Farmers Market

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