Alphabet District, Portland OR 97201
The Peggy Hoag Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers Real Estate Services for the Alphabet District. The Alphabet Historic District, an area zoned for historic preservation extending roughly between NW 17th and 24th Avenues, and between W Burnside and NW Marshall Streets. Alphabet District is named for the alphabetical progression of street names in the area and in 2000 was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Alphabet District nearby Bordering Neighborhoods
Alphabet District area has long been one of Portland's most desired neighborhoods for many reasons. One obvious reason is that it is very close to downtown, so you can easily take a bus or train downtown, ride your bike, or even walk downtown. It is also convenient to several freeways if you are to commute anywhere. Alphabet District Northwest is full of nice, well maintained old houses as well a whole bunch of apartment buildings and an eclectic variety of retail businesses along NW 21st and 23rd Avenues. Alphabet District there is lot of trendy shopping spots especially along NW 23rd Avenue, but there is also the low-rent Escape from New York Pizza joint and a few dive bars in the same area. Some fancy restaurants like Cafe Mingo and Papa Hayden decorate both of these heavily-walked streets.
Annual Events near the Alphabet District Neighborhoods
Alphabet District of Portland, Oregon offers many events. Visit the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon to view upcoming events.
Alphabet District Neighborhood Top Historical Info
The Historic Alphabet District, located in the northwest area of Portland, Oregon, is locally significant as the birthplace of important local institutions. It is additionally significant as the secondary center of Portland’s Jewish and Scandinavian population in the early twentieth century. It also is known as a residential district in which a large number of locally prominent merchants, professionals, civic leaders, and politician have lived. The Historic Alphabet District is further known for its expression of early residential architecture in the city of Portland, characterized by buildings of various types, styles, and eras.
You may hear locals refer to Northwest as “The Alphabet District.” This historic moniker refers to the alphabetical naming of the area’s east-west streets, from Burnside (Couch, Davis, Everett, etc.) to Wilson. Knowing that the streets are named in alphabetical order can be very helpful in navigating
Alphabet District Neighborhood Top Parks
Couch Park: Alphabet District nearby park is named after Captain John Heard Couch, who first sailed for Portland from Newbury port, Massachusetts in 1839. The park features a basketball court, an off-leash area for dogs, paved paths, a playground and public restrooms. As of 2010 more than one hundred trees representing dozens of tree types exist in the park, including birch, cedar, elm, fir, maple, pine, various fruit trees and others. European white birch and English are the most abundant species in the park. Couch Park was included in the book A Bark in the Park: The 45 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in the Portland, Oregon Region.
Wallace Park: Alphabet District parks are great for parties in the summer where you can rent out picnic tables, or get permits for functions. There is a great fenced dog park. The park has a Basketball court, huge soccer and baseball field. Also, right next to Chapman Elementary school which has great Swallow bird watching in the Fall. Alphabet District nearby Wallace park includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, dog off-leash area – fenced, paths – paved, picnic shelter, picnic site – you can reserve picnic tables and it offers a playground, soccer field, softball field, statue or public art, and tennis court.
Alphabet District Closest Schools
Chapman Elementary School
1445 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
2730 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210
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