The Alberta Arts District – the neighborhood in full form – lives up to its name in every way. A fixture of Northeast Portland, it is extremely accessible from a number of main thoroughfares
Alberta Street is a main artery that extends East-West and is lined with dozens of noteworthy shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. There is a strong emphasis on the local, the handmade, and the artsy (read: weird) that is the epitome of the Portland Spirit. The main draw to Alberta Street is the once a month Last Thursday street festival that draws thousands from all walks of life to celebrate the best of what Alberta (and greater Portland) has to offer.
An area of rapid gentrification, this neighborhood of traditionally older homes are being fixed up inside and out with a fun and funky style that meshes well with the patches of commercial areas. Home prices have skyrocketed in recent years due to incredibly fast-growing popularity. However, the stability of the surrounding neighborhoods has anchored Alberta recently as a highly desirable area for not only young adults but families as well.