This very historic neighborhood in North Portland, Kenton, is up-and-coming. Recent developments on Kenton’s North Denver Avenue include a paleo-friendly restaurant and Nelson Plaza, a food cart pod that hosts a variety of vendors. Kenton’s history includes Vanport City, a temporary housing project built in 1942 to accommodate workers in the shipyards. In 1948, the entire city flooded. The Portland Expo Center is also located in Kenton, but it used to be the Portland Assembly Center – where, during WWII, Japanese Americans were imprisoned. Despite its history, Kenton is now a thriving neighborhood where residents enjoy their own public library, two parks, and a neighborhood newsletter. Bike enthusiasts delight in great access to the 40-Mile Portland Loop. A noteworthy landmark is Portland’s 31-foot –tall Paul Bunyan statue, built in 1959 at the corner of N. Argyle St. and N. Denver Ave.
North Lombard Street to the south, North Chautaqua Blvd to the west, the Columbia River to the north, and Interstate 5 to the east
Walk Score:68 | Bike Score:89 | Transit Score:51