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Northwest (Nob Hill)

Address: Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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Ranked #27 of 281 Attractions in Portland
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: A grocer from San Francisco opened a store on NW 23rd over a hundred years ago and named it after...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: A grocer from San Francisco opened a store on NW 23rd over a hundred years ago and named it after the uppercrust S.F. neighborhood.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

NW 23rd is a unique area of Portland with its many different architectural homes and the cool part is how close they have built these houses next to each other. Great walking around the residential areas and down 21st and 23rd. A great number of delicious and diverse restaurants, stores, pubs, martini bars and even the Aveda Spa.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great area to walk around, check out cute boutiques (no Target here), get some tasty treats, decorate your home and do a lot of Christmas shopping. 21st and 23rd are the core shopping streets, and one can make an easy loop of the parallel streets. Some of my favorites: *Kitchen Kabodle - think Sur La Table but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So many great shops around this area--NW 23rd is the best for that. Ether and Sloan Boutique are some of my favs. There's also a great butcher shop off 23rd called Phil's Uptown Meat Market. I highly recommend.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My favourite district of Portland. You can spend hours in The Meadow salt shop, tasting and smelling the variety of salts (black truffle on popcorn-ridiculous) Salt & Straw ice-cream, this little gem does not disappoint. Lavender Honey was outstanding! Tons of funky shops and an amazing $25 pedi at Elegant (ask for Christine-best message ever)!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I covered quite a bit of ground in one week of our stay in near downtown Portland. We tried to cover as many neighborhoods as we could. Our best one, hands down was the Nob Hill District. How delightful!! First the setting is leafy and well shaded. Second, the food selection is wide and good. Third, the... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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414 reviews 414 reviews
117 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed here twice in 3 months and enjoyed the restaurants in this area. This is a very walkable neighborhood and I was out late at night and early in the morning since my body clock was messed up with the 3 hour time zone change.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

My sister lives here. The 23rd St restaurant area is wonderful, great walking-around area, very safe, restaurants of all price ranges. I can personally recommend Basta, Blue Moon, Serratto, and Cafe Nell! Area is lovely in Fall, beautiful old trees changing colors. Love the NW!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My sister lives in NW, lovely mix of houses and apartments, so many very good restaurants, fun bars, LGBT welcoming community. A neighborhood yet fun for us visitors. Wine bars, lots of ethnic restaurants, a very pleasant mix of day or night fun!

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

NW 23rd and 21st is quintessentially Portland. There are a number of quirky little shops, some great restaurants and bars and if you can sit by the window or at an outside table, the people watching is absolutely world-class.

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Tacoma, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We love this area of Portland. We always stay at the Inn at Northrup. It is a great neighborhood, so the people eat and shop in this area. It also seems to keep the vagrant population at night down so walking around in the evening and night always seems safe. Great selection of bars, restaurants, and speciality supermarkets. There also... More 

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