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NW 23rd


Diners sitting at tables at a sidewalk cafe in NW Portland.
NW 23rd avenue, also known as Nob Hill, is a perfect neighborhood to explore on foot with lots of one-of-a-kind boutiques, national retailers, and delicious eateries. Best of all, two blocks away on NW 21st avenue, there are more opportunities for strolling, shopping, and eating. Restaurants range from Bamboo Sushi and Papa Haydn to Escape from New York Pizza and McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern & Grill. Unique shops include Sloan BoutiqueEllington Handbags, and Betsy & Iya jewelry. National chains are represented by Urban OutfittersPottery BarnLush Cosmetics, and Goorin Bros. hats. Catch a movie at Cinema 21 — and don't forget to sample a deliciously uncommon ice cream flavor at Salt & Straw.

How to get there: 

Take Willamette Blvd to N Rosa Parks Way | Turn right on N Greeley Ave. | Turn right on N Interstate Ave. | Continue right onto NW Broadway Bridge. | Continue left on NW Broadway St.| Turn right on W Burnside St.| Continue to NW 23rd Ave.  Trip time: 21 minutes/6.6 miles

Tri-Met 35 Greeley (from N Portsmouth St. & N Willamette Blvd.) to SW 5th Ave. & Alder St; Walk to SW 5th Ave. and SW Washington St. and transfer to Tri-Met 15 Belmont/NW 23rd; Get off at W Burnside St. and NW 23rd Ave. Trip time: 60 minutes.