Welcome to Alameda
Scenic views abound in this prestigious Portland community
Situated in Northeast Portland, Alameda provides its residents with a wonderful, vibrant lifestyle. Spellbinding vistas of downtown Portland and the West Hills are plentiful from the exclusive estates found throughout Alameda’s verdant streets, with many of the homes constructed on lush, generous lots. Intimate, cozy coffee shops, a superb brewery, and a smattering of retailers in nearby Beaumont-Wilshire amplify the area’s appeal, while its picturesque landscape invites residents outside to enjoy afternoon strolls, morning runs, weekend bicycle rides, and more.
Historically created as a residential district, Alameda maintains its peaceful, suburban feel. The hamlet’s proximity to outstanding schools, gorgeous parks, and Portland’s magnificent array of restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and shops give the area the perfect combination of remote and urban.
What to Love
- Characterized by the Pacific Northwest’s signature beauty
- Full of historical charm
- Mere minutes away from downtown, Irvington and Sullivan’s Gulch
- Beautiful, impeccable landscaping throughout
- Ample tranquility
Alameda is a warm, welcoming, tight-knit community that evokes a traditional neighborhood. Families, retirees, professionals who commute to downtown Portland, and entrepreneurs who work remotely often live in Alameda for its central location close to world-class amenities.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Portland has a sterling reputation for its world-class restaurants, excellent shopping, and thriving arts, culture, and music scene — all of which is approximately 15 minutes away for Alameda residents. The neighborhoods nearby, such as Irvington and Sullivan’s Gulch, boast their own array of laidback cafes, hip coffee shops, and high-end restaurants.
The latter is personified in Lucca
, which serves Old World Italian fare in a romantic setting. Wood-fired pera and radicchio pizza, perfectly-marinated olives, and frutti de mare with succulent shrimp are just a few of the items on Lucca’s sumptuous menu.
is a first choice for Alameda residents keen on celebrating a special occasion in style. This exceptional venue in North East Portland is a winner of the coveted James Beard Award
. Crowds come to Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton's Argentine-inspired blockbuster not just for the fish, sausages and mid-rare meats sizzling on its wood-fired grill, but also for the handful of dishes that have become household names for Portland food lovers: the bone-marrow clam chowder, the beef tongue with horseradish, the tripe and octopus.
Alameda residents are always eager to reap the benefits of living near some of the finest agriculture in the West. Locals can achieve this at the uber-chic Urban Farmer Portland
, where you’ll find a delectable menu that shifts with the seasons. The restaurant pays homage to the slow food movement by working with local farmers to deliver dishes like orchard fruit and shaved vegetables salads, winter squash soup with manchego cheese and sage, and orange hazelnut cake with elderberry creme fraiche ice cream and honeycomb candy.
Luxury shopping is readily available in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Place. Here, you can browse the latest fashions and accessories from the world’s leading brands, like Gucci
, Louis Vuitton, Scotch & Soda, and Tory Burch.
Things to Do
Alameda is close to abundant activities to suit nearly every wish and preference. The highly-acclaimed Portland Art Museum
displays works by veritable geniuses from around the globe and appeals to children and adults alike. Unsurprisingly and delightfully, the City of Roses boasts an incredible rose garden. The International Rose Test Garden
showcases more than 10,000 plants in a heart-stoppingly gorgeous venue.
In many ways, Powell’s City of Books
is as much of a part of Portland as the city’s verdant green spaces and popular eateries. This iconic, packed-to-the-brim bookstore is a favorite of Alameda residents, who venture in for the author readings that occur throughout the year. When the desire to take a solo hike in nature hits, the region has more than 152 miles of terrain. Elowah Falls
is particularly lovely, especially on a balmy and clear spring day.