The History of Portland’s Quadrants

Did you know that Portland has more than 90 formally recognized neighborhoods? These diverse communities fit snugly into geographic boundaries, known throughout the city as quadrants. Interestingly enough, there aren’t four quadrants, but rather six.

Neighborhood We Love: Rose City Park

The neighborhood of Rose City Park was incorporated the same year as the inaugural Rose Festival. Today, this Northeast neighborhood comprises a diverse mix of established Portland, with gentrified updates and hip eateries. It’s also family- and dog-friendly with outdoor spaces, parks and shopping.

Neighborhood We Love: University Park

Like this North Portland area’s name suggests, this compact neighborhood is named after a university — the University of Portland. In fact, the Catholic campus takes up a large swath of realty in the neighborhood’s southern corner.

Neighborhood We Love: Milwaukie

The charming town of Milwaukie, less than a 10-minute drive from southeast Portland’s Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, is an ideal location for families looking for more space, lower home prices, a quaint downtown, and the proximity of Portland, without being directly in the city.

Q&A with Angela Bonilla

We talked with the new president of the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT)about Portland’s state of public education and her thoughts on student success.

Around Portland Tours Bike Tour

3 Portland Walking Tours

Portland boasts some excellent walking tours that showcase the area’s history, hidden gems and haute cuisine.

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The Enrollment Dilemma

Enrollment is the primary driver of just how much the district receives in state funding; continued drops in how many students are in school will impact school budgets, including staffing and programming. 

Hollywood Neighborhood in Portland

Neighborhood We Love: Hollywood

One of Portland’s smallest neighborhoods, Hollywood retains the classic character and charm of historic Portland, but with modern-day conveniences.

Crushing on Kenton

This North Portland neighborhood has everything a family could ask for — parks, a library and restaurants galore.

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