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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
Northwest District is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 19,926. Northwest District is in Multnomah County and is one of the best places to live in Oregon. Living in Northwest District offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Northwest District there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Northwest District and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Northwest District are highly rated.
About Northwest District...
Population
19,926

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$585,396
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,248
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Northwest District Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    106.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    530.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,024
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    419.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,617
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Northwest District Reviews

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Genuinely a charming, urban, busy, full of life neighborhood. I live on NW 16th and W Burnside - right in the center of Portland. I can walk nearly anywhere in the west side in 15 minutes, from the NW District, to Goose Hollow, the Pearl, and Downtown. I can bike over to the east side within 7 minutes and the amount of shops, grocery, coffee, and entertainment in the area cannot be beat. Proud to own a condo in this area and do not have plans to leave soon. The convenience is unmatched.
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What I love is the close proximity to everything; stores, my bank, transportation. But there is a ridiculous amount of houseless folks, some on drugs, and some just lost in their mental challenges. This makes it feel unsafe sometimes and dirty. Dirty can mean anything from litter to excrement.
From the waterfront of the Willamette up through Old Town/ Chinatown to the Pearl District up to NW 23rd area and then into the West Hills and Forest Park, Northwest District is a sight to behold for any visitor or local.