Humboldt Neighborhood – Your New Home

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Humboldt is a very hip, very young neighborhood located in inner North / Northeast Portland between Boise-Eliot, and King neighborhoods. This neighborhood is front and center in offering the incredible accessibility and urban lifestyle that is a major draw of modern Portland, Oregon. A part of the greater Albina area, Humboldt also houses a highly engaged citizenry that cares deeply about the quality of life within the neighborhood. Community gardens, art walks, farmers markets, and community organizing are all deeply ingrained within the culture of this area. This is a place where the neighbors are very often on a first-name basis with each other.

A paradise for alternative commuting, owning a car in Humboldt neighborhood is optional for day to day life. With bike lanes blanketing nearly every roadway, and close proximity to the MAX Yellow line along Interstate, commuting anywhere is extraordinarily easy. Locals here probably spend a lot of their time on Mississippi Avenue since they can walk there in less than five minutes or bike in a flash.  Mississippi has just about everything the average person could need: many great restaurants, coffee shops, bars and retail shops.

Portland Community College is a major presence in the Humboldt area and many residents are also students or faculty. Nearby Williams Avenue offers even more independent retail and boutiques in addition to standouts Lompoc’s 5Q (Fifth Quarter) and Pix Patisserie and Ristretto Roasters.  Additionally, Killingsworth Street has several really great local businesses to choose from such as Saraveza (a beer bottle shop), E’njoni Ethiopian Cafe and CoffeeHouse-Five. Humboldt contains the classic mix of Portland architecture ranging from Craftsman and Four Squares to Bungalows and Cape Cods. You’ll even see a few older Victorians mixed in! Being among the first suburbs east of the Willamette and part of historic Albina, century-old trees can be found on nearly every street. You’ll find the colorfully painted houses and unique landscaping common to the Portland area in every corner of Humboldt.

Restaurants:

  • Lompoc’s 5Q (Fifth Quarter)
    ​http://www.lompocbrewing.com
    Industrial-chic Lompoc Brewery location with hearty pub fare & a heated, dog-friendly patio.
  • Pix Patisserie
    http://www.pixpatisserie.com/
    Portland’s dessert oasis since 2001, serving up the city’s best macaroons, chocolates and patisserie. Awarded world’s best champagne and sparkling wine list.
  • Ristretto Roasters
    https://rrpdx.com/
    Producers of small batch coffee specializing in medium roast. Taste what many consider to be some of the best coffee in Portland. Locally roasted since 2005.
  • Saraveza
    http://www.saraveza.com/
    Hip spot for many bottled & on-tap craft beers, savory pies & hearty Midwestern tavern fare.
  • E’Njoni Cafe
    http://www.enjonicafe.com/
    Intimate East African restaurant offering Ethiopian & Eritrean fare & a traditional coffee ceremony.

Nearby parks and recreation:

  • Sumner-Albina Park is the only park located physically in the Humboldt neighborhood. Though small, it serves as an event space for a very active and involved community in the Albina area. The park also features a stage and large mural painted by local artists, Chris Johnson and Jo Jackson.
  • Peninsula Park is a formally designed neighborhood park, typical of the early 1900s. It includes the city’s first public rose garden (contributing heavily towards Portland’s eventual moniker) and first community center, a historically designated bandstand, and Portland’s second oldest playground. Planned by renowned Oregon architects Ellis Lawrence and Ormond R. Bean, the park was a result of Portland’s 1912 ‘City Beautiful’ movement. Completed in 1913, much remains of the original features, including the lantern-style streetlights, the stone pillars, vast brickwork, and the 100-year-old fountain in the center of the rose garden.

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The Lindley Team  is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Humboldt Neighborhood! The Tammi Lindley Team is proud to help you achieve your dreams of owning your own home, by offering various finance and loan options, and using our years of experience to make sure you are getting the best mortgage possible.

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