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Living in Downtown Portland

Downtown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Portland with 12,803 residents.

Downtown has world-class public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Old Town Chinatown, Goose Hollow, Pearl, Homestead, Lloyd District, South Portland and Northwest District.

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96 Walk Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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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 96.

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

Downtown Portland Apartments for Rent

View all Downtown apartments on a map.

Rental info for 1431 SW Park Ave in the Downtown area
from $1,000
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for Gallery Park Apartments in the Downtown area
$2,500
2 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 1415 SW Columbia St Apt 101 in the Downtown area
$1,425
Studio
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Westfal Apartments in the Downtown area
from $1,199
1 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Maurice Dear & Whitney Gray in the Downtown area
from $1,150
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 1405 SW Park Ave, Apt# 46 in the Downtown area
$1,000
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 1225 SW ALDER 403 in the Downtown area
$895
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 230 Ash in the Downtown area
from $1,425
Studio
Walk Score 99

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Portland neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Pearl 97 89 98 5,989
2 Old Town Chinatown 97 95 97 3,873
3 Downtown 96 94 90 12,803
4 Hollywood 94 70 94 1,274
5 Goose Hollow 93 84 80 5,825

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 570 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 46 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Nel Centro in Downtown, Portland

Nel Centro

Photo of Portland City Grill in Downtown, Portland

Portland City Grill

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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

Walk Score Team
on Salmon Street Springs Fountain

94 Transit Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Downtown Portland apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 29 bus and 8 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.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Downtown Portland? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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 Tom Mccall waterfront park portland OR in Downtown, Portland

Tom Mccall waterfront park portland OR

Photo of Portland Outdoor Store in Downtown, Portland

Portland Outdoor Store

Photo of Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown, Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square

90 Bike Score of Downtown, Portland, OR

Downtown is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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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 Gates To Chinatown in Downtown, Portland

Gates To Chinatown

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

Walk Score Team
on Nel Centro

Photo of SW 10th & W Burnside in Downtown, Portland

SW 10th & W Burnside

Photo of Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market in Downtown, Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market

Photo of Portlandia Statue in Downtown, Portland

Portlandia Statue

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

Walk Score Team
on Shemanski Park Farmers Market

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