Discover Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood
This diverse northeast Portland neighborhood is bordered by the Concordia, King, Piedmont, Sunderland, and Vernon neighborhoods.
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The Woodlawn community contains gorgeous homes from the 1900s, such as Foursquares, bungalows, and Cape Cods. Residents love the quiet, tree-lined streets and take pride in their beautifully maintained properties.
Date Night: Eat & Drink
Woodlawn might be quiet but the food scene is anything but! You’ll find delicious options for a night out, whether craft cocktails, wood-fired pizzas, or seasonal Mexican cuisine.
Campana: Tucked into the Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Campana serves old world and new world Italian fare with pasta, risotto, fish and meat, house-made desserts, an all Italian wine list, and both classic and contemporary cocktails.
Service Options: Dine-In · Takeout · No Delivery
Residents in Woodlawn strive to support each other and treat their neighbors with respect. The active neighborhood association encourages neighbors to get involved at the local schools and support their treasured small businesses.
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Shopping & Businesses
Explore a small but fun variety of local small businesses. From organic groceries to auto repair, the residents love these neighborhood services and businesses!
Splash n Dash Car Wash: Self-service car wash in Portland, Oregon.
Dean’s Car Care, Inc.: Since 2008, Dean’s Car Care, Inc. has been proud to provide the best in automotive service to the community. They believe that preventative maintenance is sexy, environmentally sound, and financially prudent. If you’re looking for quality care for your car, light truck or adventure mobile, look no further.
Parks & Green Spaces
Woodlawn Park, 13th Ave and Dekum. Includes basketball court, disabled access play area, disabled access restroom, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, stage, statue or public art, and water play feature.
Woodlawn Community Garden – In June 2008, in collaboration with the Portland Trail Blazers and Fred Meyer, the Woodlawn Children’s Garden Program was launched. An industrious group of volunteers from Fred Meyer and the Blazers worked with neighborhood children to clean up the garden area, completing several weeks of work in a matter of hours. A ceremonial planting of vegetables by mascots Blaze the Trail Cat and Fred Bear commemorated the new partnership.
Things to Do & See in Woodlawn
Have a fun afternoon out in Woodlawn. Shop for instruments, grab a coffee, and check out art supplies. Don’t skip the Retro Game Bar, which has over 1,000 video games!
Retro Game Bar: A collection of video games presented to you on original consoles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. They use HD RetroVision cables, mods, and PVM monitors to bring you the classics in their truest form; vivid as the first time you played them as kid.
Service Options: Dine-In · Takeout · Delivery
Woodlawn Farmers Market: Independent farmers market serving the Woodlawn, Piedmont and Concordia neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. Their goal is to make local food accessible while supporting small farms and makers.
Address: NE Dekum St & NE Durham Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Woodlawn Park: Woodland Park is an exclusively residential neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders Madison South on the west, Parkrose Heights on the north and east, and Hazelwood on the south.
Address: NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street
Portland, OR 97211
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History of Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Woodlawn neighborhood, one of the oldest in Portland, was first settled in the 1860s as a farming village. In the 1880s, the rail line running from Portland to Vancouver added a station in Woodlawn (at Durham and Dekum Avenues) and the area began to develop. The railroad line was so important to the neighborhood that the streets were laid out relative to the tracks. The tracks curved, which is why the neighborhood’s streets don’t run north to south.
Commercial and residential development took off and by World War II, the neighborhood consisted of midsized middle-class homes. When Vanport flooded in 1948, many ship workers settled in Woodlawn as they sought new homes. The neighborhood fell into hard times in the 1970s but began to see the benefits of the revitalization that swept the east side in the early 2000s. Today, Woodlawn is a neighborhood that values the past while embracing the future, and where all families and individuals are welcomed.