6 Great Neighborhoods for Millennials in Portland

Who wouldn’t want to live in Portland? It’s known for being interesting and eclectic, fresh and innovative. That’s why there’s been such an influx of millennials taking up residence in this cool city. Here are six great neighborhoods for millenials in Portland, Oregon.


6. Downtown

Downtown is friendly and welcoming, yet very upscale. The public transportation is great, making it a very convenient area to live in. There are a lot of students in the Downtown area, giving the core of Portland a lot of energy. The food is delicious and restaurants tend to be health conscious in this area.


5. Northwest District

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In the Northwest District, residents are usually between the ages of twenty-five to thirty-four years old. There are many bars, coffee shops, and restaurants in this area, making it a popular spot. There is a high education rate along with a large diversity amongst residents.


4. Eliot

NE Portland paradise

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Eliot is a great neighborhood to live in because it is both a safe and accessible location. Due to the fact that locals are concerned with health and fitness, you’ll see many people biking to work and a lot of organic healthy foods. If you work downtown the bike path makes it easy for you to get there.


3. Old Town-Chinatown

The Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood is a hip area to live in because of the abundance of appealing and popular bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. The police are ever-present, making it a safe place to live. It’s also a very short commute away from everywhere else in the city.


2. Kerns

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There are many local parks, shopping areas, and delicious restaurants in Kern, yet it has a great small neighborhood feel. It’s very easy to get to other parts of the city from here, thanks to the good public transit system. The people in the neighborhood are friendly and there are relatively low crime rates. There’s also a great selection of microbreweries, local coffee roasters, and independent businesses.


1. Buckman

Buckman boasts very little crime. The atmosphere of this neighborhood is great; it is a hub of culture. Residents of this neighborhood tend to be between twenty-five to thirty-four years old, largely because Buckman is in such close proximity to countless notable bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.


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