Downtown Portland is a neighborhood within Portland, Oregon.
Downtown is a great area for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. This part of the city has a very large number of places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are often a large number of people around, a broad selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and with its about 30 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. There are about 10 public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, including Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and they are especially well-situated, which makes it very easy to reach them from the majority of locations within Downtown.
The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Downtown is an important part of its character. This neighborhood offers mainly lofts and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 85% of the units in the neighborhood whereas the rest are occupied by owners. The average year of construction for dwellings in this neighborhood is 1964.
In Downtown, residents will almost always be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. Regarding food, it is very often an option for home buyers in Downtown to buy general and specialty groceries by walking. Likewise, thanks to 400-odd restaurants and cafes in Downtown, there is almost always a place to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner, for example on Montgomery Street. Home buyers benefit from numerous clothing stores within walking distance, for instance along 12th Avenue.
Downtown will please home owners that use a diversity of methods of transportation. Downtown is an extremely pleasant part of Portland for traveling by public transit. There are over 50 bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. A car is also a fairly good transportation option in Downtown. The majority of houses for sale are a very short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 405. It is very easy for pedestrians to navigate Downtown; most daily needs are very convenient to carry out by walking, and a very large number of businesses of different types can be found as well.