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Northwest (Nob Hill)

Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)
503 275 8355
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Ranked #34 of 310 Attractions in Portland
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Traveler Description: This historic neighborhood, referred to as "Nob Hill" in some guides and in several business names, is often simply called "Northwest " by residents... more »
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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333 reviews 333 reviews
91 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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61 reviews 61 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Restaurants of almost every type (weak on Chinese, great on Japanese, Thai, Italia...). Interesting little shops. Beautiful Queen Anne houses from turn of last century. Outstanding people watching places from sidewalk caefes.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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271 reviews 271 reviews
61 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

When we visit Portland we stay at the Inn at Northrup Station. Central spot to walk around Nob Hill and the Pearl District from. No parking issues for us as we're on foot. Interesting shops, restaurants, people watching. A visit to Portland that was limited to wandering around Nob Hill and the Pearl District in addition to a long visit... More

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

An interesting area west of I-405 which is a mix of homes and apartments in the west hills with a diverse population.

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