PDX Parent Jan 2021

Get an in-depth look at neighborhoods from across the quadrants. You'll find family-friendly places to live, eat and play; walk, bike and transit scores; housing costs and much, much more.

The Struggle is Real: How Higher Costs are Affecting Portland Families

If you’ve felt a financial crunch in recent years, you are not alone. In fact, the rising cost of living is pushing many Portland families to consider relocation.

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.

Affordable Neighborhoods in Portland

Despite high interest rates, there are still affordable neighborhoods in Portland.

Education Guide

Find schools, childcare, after-school activities and enrichment programs in our Education Guide.

Crushing on Kenton

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

Neighborhood We Love : The Historic Alphabet District

Window shop northwest’s Alphabet District. Families say it offers a European feel — right in the heart of the bustling city.

Neighborhood We Love: St. Johns

Plenty of Portlanders are proud of their neighborhoods, but when it comes to community spirit, St. Johns is in a class of its own.

Neighborhood We Love: Highland

There’s much to celebrate in Beaverton’s Highland neighborhood.

Neighborhood We Love: Maplewood

We’re mad about Southwest Portland’s Maplewood neighborhood.

South Portland, What’s In a Name?

Portland has a new district: South Portland.

Search for schools, camps, enrichment classes, pediatricians and more in our guide!

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