The Neighborhood Edition of the map coming out this Fall will include some new features beyond the easy-to-use original downtown map. Because the neighborhoods are where we get much of our flare that keeps Portland Weird, we decided to dig into fun facts about their past and present. We have come up with some things you might want to know about our quirky neighborhoods.

Starting with the neighborhoods themselves, we found fun facts from only the most reputable sources the web can provide (largely written by historians or by websites representing the institutions themselves. See citation or links here to read more from these sources). We moved onto the photos provided in the public archive of the Oregon Historical Society, finding a few that worked to give a little extra flavor to our map. We hope you learn a few lesser-known facts to go with our lesser-known neighborhoods throughout the city.