Portland Links

Portland is such a colorful and rich adventure, we couldn’t resist giving you a useful collection of maps, city/county agencies, neighborhoods, transportation, landmarks, schools, arts, sports, dining, shopping and more.

Portland Maps — An excellent way to see details about houses in Portland. By typing in an address in the city you will find a description of the house, its square footage, number of bedrooms, baths, market value, assessed value, property taxes, and much more. www.portlandmaps.com

Forest Park Map— An easy navigable, friendly view of the trails in Forest Park. Includes 22 places to hike, run, bike, play and enjoy Portland’s natural treasure. Download Forest Park Map

Portland Online — Here is the comprehensive location for Portland information. The official City of Portland site, it’s loaded with information about city services, bureaus, building codes and permits, City Council agendas, elected officials, city financial reports, maps, FAQs, and more. Links to city government, calendars, visitors services, transportation, neighborhood offices, contact information for city departments and officials. Find out the schedule for your favorites sports team or the useful information about your favorite park. www.portlandonline.com

Metro — Metro protects open space and parks, plans for land use and transportation, and manages garbage disposal and recycling for more than a million residents in three counties and 24 cities in the Portland, Oregon, region. www.metro-region.org

Multnomah County — The Portland Public Library is a part of this county web site along with tax information, pet restrictions and aid and a plethora of other community services. http://web.multco.us/

The Pearl District — One of the newest and trendiest areas of Portland. A famous area of 100 stores, condos, lofts, restaurants, art galleries, in an area walkable to downtown and accessible by street car.http://www.portlandbridges.com

Kid Friendly — Portland ranks very highly among the most kid-friendly cities in the U.S. Find out why here. There’s a link to the Children’s Museum, and information on park acreage, and library circulation per child. Here you will find a complete “report card” on bringing up young ones in our fair city. www.kidfriendlycities.org

Historic Preservation — The official site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this site gives you information on saving historic properties, as well as ways to support preservation efforts. And you’ll learn a lot here about the National Trust itself. www.preservationnation.org/

Very Neighborly — The web page of the Neighbors West/Northwest Coalition, a neighborhood district association whose role is to help “ensure participatory democracy.” The group gets involved in projects in such Northwest neighborhoods as Goose Hollow, the Pearl District, Northwest Heights, Linnton, Forest Park, and Sylvan-Highlands. www.nwnw.org

Chinatown — Anchored by Portland Saturday Market and the Chinese Classical Garden, Old Town/Chinatown is one of downtown Portland’s richest and oldest neighborhoods. You’ll find a diverse and caring community – dragons and bubble tea, eclectic shops and professional offices, fine restaurants and nightclubs, galleries and homes, all amidst the wonderful architecture of this historic Portland neighborhood. www.oldtownchinatown.com

Tri-Met with citywide buses, MAX light rail, streetcars, carpooling, 503-962-2400

Street Cars part of Tri-Met, running from PSU downtown through the Pearl and into and Upper Northwest Portland along 23rd Ave. http://trimet.org/

Union Station Amtrak, 800 NW 6th, 273-4865

Taxi Cabs
Radio Cab, in the neighborhood, 503-227-1212, http://radiocab.net/
Green Cab 503-234-1414, http://greentrans.com/

Bike Lanes look for them throughout Northwest, such as the one running east on NW Everett between 21st Ave. and the overpass. These are marked by the heavy continuous white lines nearest the curb. http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation

Portland Public Schools: www.pps.k12.or.us
Lake Oswego School district: www.loswego.k12.or.us
Beaverton School district: www.beaverton.k12.or.us

Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) a progressive school for children of all ages, between the westernmost end of Couch Park and NW 21st Ave. on NW Glisan St.  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/mlc/

Chapman Elementary, 1445 NW 26th, at Wallace Park, 503-916-6295.  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/chapman/

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 1241 NW Johnson, 503-226-4391  http://www.pnca.edu/

Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis St., 503-228-6528  http://www.artinstitutes.edu/portland/

Good Samaritan Hospital, NW 22nd between Lovejoy and Marshall, 503-413-7711 24-Hour Emergency, NW 23rd, between Lovejoy and Marshall  http://www.legacyhealth.org/

Fred Meyer, 100 NW 20th Place., 503-273-2004  http://www.fredmeyer.com

Walgreens Drug Stores, 2103 W. Burnside Blvd., 503-295-6480  http://www.walgreens.com/

Community Services/Cultural Centers
Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center, 1819 NW Everett St., 503-228-6972  http://sites.google.com/site/nwnccorg/

Friendly House Community Center, 2617 NW Savier, 503-228-439  http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org

Pittock Mansion, now a museum, was the home of former Oregonian owner Henry Pittock, A wonderful holiday tradition is to tour the house and see it’s decorations and then have tea in the teahouse. 3229 NW Pittock Drive, 503-823-3624 http://pittockmansion.org/

The Pearl District’s famous area of a plethora of boutiques, condos, lofts, restaurants, art galleries, in an area bordered by W. Burnside on the south, NW Northrup St on the north, NW 16th on the west, and NW Broadway on the east.  http://www.portlandbridges.com

Chinatown Gates entrance to the largest Chinatown on the west coast, Corner of NW 4th and NW Burnside Rd http://www.oldtownchinatown.org/

Arts & Literature
Multnomah County Library Northwest Branch,closed Mondays, 2300 NW Thurman St., 503-988-5560 http://www.multcolib.org/

Cinema 21 a favorite cinema for new and revival independent and foreign film, and animation, 616 NW 21st Ave., 223-4515

Mission Theater & Pub ale house with 2nd-run movies, 1624 NW Glisan, Movie Line: 503-225-5555 x8830

Powell’s City of Books the nation’s largest bookstore, 1005 W. Burnside Blvd., 503-228-4651  http://www.powells.com/

New Renaissance Bookshop New Age, 1338 NW 23rd Ave., 503-224-4929  http://www.newrenbooks.com/

Rich’s Cigar Store dozens of cigars and cigarettes, hundreds of magazines and newspapers 706 NW 23rd Ave., 503-227-6907

Art gallery open houses the first Thursday of every month, throughout Northwest, particularly in the Pearl District

Jeld-Wen Field, home to semi-pro baseball and soccer, 1844 SW Morrison, 503-553-5555

Couch Park (2.6 acres with basketball, playground, restrooms, free summer concerts), NW 19th and Glisan, on the eastern side of the Modern Learning Center.  http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder

Wallace Park 4.5 acres with basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, picnic areas, off leash dog park, shelter, and restrooms, NW 25th and Raleigh  http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder

NW 21st and NW 23rd Shops, a dazzling array of boutiques, and eateries. Everything from stylish furniture and clothing, to spas, kids’ toys, and antiques.

Shopping – (Bargain Hunting)

Goodwill Industries Store, 2215 W. Burnside Blvd., 503-224-3084  http://www.meetgoodwill.org/

William Temple House Thrift Store, 2230 NW Glisan, 503-222-3328  http://www.williamtemple.org/thrift_store/

Assistance League of Portland, 735 NW 23rd Ave., 503-227-7093  http://www.portland.assistanceleague.org/ps.home.cfm?ID=2336

Food Front Cooperative Grocery organics and “natural” products, 2375 NW Thurman, 503-222-5658 http://www.foodfront.coop/

Zupan’s Market gourmet items, 2340 W. Burnside Blvd., 503-497-1089  http://www.zupans.com/

City Market gourmet items, 735 NW 21st Ave., 503-221-3007

Trader Joe’s quality/affordable frozen and packaged goods  http://www.traderjoes.com/

Fred Meyer groceries, department store, pharmacy, 100 NW 20th Place at W. Burnside Rd., 503-273-2004 http://www.fredmeyer.com

World Cup, 1740 NW Glisan, 503-228-4152  http://www.worldcupcoffee.com/

Anna Bananas, 1214 NW 21st Ave., 503-274-2559  http://annabannanascafe.com/

Kobos Coffee, 2355 NW Vaughn, 503-222-2181  http://www.kobos.com/

Breweries & Taverns

Blue Moon Tavern & Grill, 432 NW 21st Ave., 503-223-3184  http://www.mcmenamins.com/319-blue-moon-tavern-grill-home

Rams Head, 2282 NW Hoyt, 503-221-0098  http://www.mcmenamins.com/366-the-rams-head-home

McMenamin’s Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave., 503-227-0929  http://www.mcmenamins.com/364-mcmenamins-tavern-pool-home

Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 NW Glisan St, 503-223-4527  http://www.mcmenamins.com/210-mission-theater-home

Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall St, 503-241-3612  http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/#/brewpub/

Portland Alehouse, 2730 NW 31st Ave., 503-226-7623  http://www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/portland

Rogue Ales Public House, 1339 NW Flanders St., 503-222-5910  http://www.rogue.com/