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Portland’s Close-in Neighborhoods


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Its area waterways welcome outdoor adventurers wishing to row and kayak, while the hundreds of parks and nature trails within its boundaries allow for a multitude of hiking and biking options. In fact, Portland has been rated one of the bike-friendliest cities in the country.

There are many cultural and diverse ways of enjoying this City, whether it be a morning at Saturday Market, dim sum in Chinatown, a night at “the Schnitz”, or hiking in Forest Park. From Portland, it is just 45 minutes to Mt. Hood’s snowy slopes or the Willamette Valley’s wine country, 50 minutes to the beautiful Columbia Gorge, or 90 minutes to the dramatic Oregon coast. These great options exist, yet the City’s neighborhoods are always a great mainstay that brings one home.

Portland’s unique neighborhoods have distinct personalities. The mixture of culture, art and architecture define the areas where residents choose to live. The ability to quickly access neighborhood cafes in one direction, or nature trails in another, is a unique characteristic in the Portland’s urban neighborhoods. We welcome you to explore the various personalities and flavors prevalent in neighborhoods in which KBC properties are located.

Portland is known as the “City of Roses”, as it is home to the Portland International Rose Garden. Portland is also known as “Bridgetown” due to the large number of bridges that span its rivers. Located at the juncture of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland is a cosmopolitan City with a a small-town atmosphere.

Click on an area below for neighborhood information:

Map of Washington Areas