North Portland, OR
The North Portland area, sometimes known as NoPo, includes an eclectic mix of residential homes and condos, as well as large
warehouses and industrial facilities. The area extends from where the Willamette river bends
westward to the confluence with the Columbia river (map). Much of North Portland provides quick access to downtown via the
I-5 freeway or the Max light rail line running from Expo center.
Some of the more well known parks in this area include the 23-acre Cathedral
Park, which is believed to be one of the original historic Lewis & Clark landing sites,
and the 2,000 acre Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area which includes a large lake and diverse wildlife.
The district is known as North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) and is comprised of
and University ark.