Nob Hill, “NW 23rd,” “uptown,” “the alphabet district” — all acceptable names for this Northwest neighborhood in Portland. Nob Hill is the perfect compromise between classic and modernized Portland. Potential home buyers have an array of options from a timeless Craftsman or elegant Victorian to a sleek condo, loft or townhome. The area is lined with quaint cafes and restaurants, breweries, art galleries, boutiques and niche clothing stores.
For a local history lesson, head to the Pittock Mansion. Built in 1914, this 16,000 square-foot French Renaissance château was once home to the influential Portlander, Henry Pittock, the original owner of The Oregonian newspaper. The historic location is now owned by the city and operated by the Parks and Recreation department. Tours are given daily on the 46-acre property that provides panoramic views of Portland’s downtown.
The Northwest neighborhood is just a short drive away from a thick canopy of evergreen trees. Forest Park, the “Central Park” of Portland, is more than 5,000 acres of second-growth and old-growth forest. Encompassing eight miles within the city’s boundaries, residents don’t need to leave Portland to enjoy hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
For those wanting to live in a quintessential Portland neighborhood, merging the old with the new, Nob Hill is perfect.