Portland, Oregon

Downtown Portland

Downtown, unlike many American downtowns in cities of similar size, does not go to sleep at five PM each day, but boasts world-class entertainment, dining and housing. If you’re looking for an exciting, vibrant neighborhood with the ultimate convenience of being within short walking distance of thousands of workplaces, Downtown is the place for you. Despite its unparalleled amenities, Downtown has many great values on condominiums and lofts, many close to the lovely South Park Blocks, which bisect the neighborhood with a swath of tasteful, urban nature.

Library

For the second year in a row, Multnomah County Library is ranked number two in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), which rates U.S. public libraries serving populations over 500,000.

Downtown is served by the Central branch ( 801 SW 10th Ave.) of the Multnomah County Library.

Parks and Recreation

Chapman Square Park
SW 4th Ave & Main St. 

Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Naito Pkwy. between SW Harrison St. & NW Glisan St. 

Ira Keller Foundation Park
SW 3rd Ave. & Clay St.

Lovejoy Fountain
SW 3rd Ave. & Harrison St.

Lownsdale Square Park
SW 4th Ave. & Main St.

Mills End Park
SW Naito Pkwy. & Taylor St.

O Bryant Square
SW Park Ave. & Washington St. 

Pettygrove Park
SW 1st to 4th Ave. - Market to Harrison St. 

Pioneer Courthouse Square
SW Broadway & Yamhill St.

South Park Blocks
SW Park Ave. from Salmon St. to Jackson St. 

South Waterfront Park
1814-1816 SW River Pkwy.

Schools

Chapman Elementary
2425 SW Vista Dr.

West Sylvan Middle
8111 SW West Slope Dr.

Lincoln High
1600 SW Salmon St.