Located in the Northwest section of the City of Portland is the Nationally recognized historic area called the “Alphabet District”.
In 1865 when the neighborhood was platted the developer named the streets after prominent Portland citizens. Each letter of the alphabet had a name assigned.
Today, the area has tree lined streets with beautiful victorian homes.
In order to meet demand for housing in the area many of the spacious old homes have been converted to apartments.
If you’re a follower of the latest trends and fashions there are many boutique style shops to browse and buy.
It’s also a good spot to find a variety of casual restaurants and cafes.
I have to admit that I had the best time walking this really cool neighborhood, even as I resisted a stop at what the locals call “the friendliest flower shop in town”.
Portland has a convenient, affordable light rail system together around the city and the outlying communities. To get to the Alphabet District I took the Tri Met to the Providence Park Station. From there you can get a bus or take an easy walk on Burnside to 23rd.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. If Portland Oregon is on your list of destinations I would plan to spend some time checking out this cool neighborhood that welcomes everyone.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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