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South-East Industrial Area
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND STRETCHES FROM THE WAREHOUSES ALONG THE WILLAMETTE THROUGH HISTORIC LADD'S ADDITION TO THE HAWTHORNE AND BELMONT DISTRICTS OUT TO GRESHAM. SOUTHEAST PORTLAND HAS BLUE-COLLAR ROOTS AND HAS EVOLVED TO ENCOMPASS A WIDE MIX OF BACKGROUNDS. THE HAWTHORNE DISTRICT IN PARTICULAR IS KNOWN FOR ITS HIPPIE/RADICAL CROWD AND SMALL SUBCULTURALLY ORIENTED SHOPS.
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Lloyd District

THE LLOYD DISTRICT IS A PRIMARILY COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF PORTLAND. THE LLOYD DISTRICT IS BOUNDED BY THE WILLAMETTE RIVER ON THE WEST, NE BROADWAY ON THE NORTH, NE 18TH AVE. ON THE EAST, AND INTERSTATE 84 ON THE SOUTH. HOME TO THE ROSE QUARTER, A 30-ACRE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

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North Portland
NORTH PORTLAND IS A DIVERSE MIXTURE OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS. IT INCLUDES THE PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND, AND MASSIVE CARGO FACILITIES OF THE PORT OF PORTLAND. SLANG-NAMES FOR IT INCLUDE "NOPO" (SHORTENED FROM NORTH PORTLAND) AND "THE FIFTH QUADRANT" (FOR BEING THE ODD-MAN OUT FROM THE FOUR-CORNERED LOGIC OF SE, NE, SW, AND NW).
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Left Bank
LEFT BANK IS A SMALL AREA OF PORTLAND THAT IS PRIMARILY OCCUPIED BY AN 'URBAN HOUSING' DISTRICT THAT COMBINES BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. CENTURYS OLD BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN REFURBISHED INTO MODERN HOUSING AND BUSINESS SPACE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.
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Downtown Portland
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND LIES IN THE SOUTHWEST SECTION BETWEEN THE I-405 FREEWAY LOOP AND THE WILLAMETTE RIVER, CENTERED ON PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE ("PORTLAND'S LIVING ROOM"). DOWNTOWN AND MANY OTHER PARTS OF INNER PORTLAND HAVE COMPACT SQUARE BLOCKS AND NARROW STREETS, A PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY COMBINATION.
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Chinatown
THE OFFICIAL CHINATOWN OF THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF PORTLAND, OREGON. THE WILLAMETTE RIVER FORMS ITS EASTERN BOUNDARY, SEPARATING IT FROM THE LLOYD DISTRICT AND THE KERNS AND BUCKMAN NEIGHBORHOODS. IT INCLUDES THE PORTLAND SKIDMORE/OLD TOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THE PORTLAND NEW CHINATOWN/JAPANTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT, WHICH ARE LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.
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Olde Town
OLD TOWN WAS THE ORIGINAL URBAN CORE OF PORTLAND. IT STRADDLES WEST BURNSIDE ST AND INCLUDES AN AREA UNDER THE BURNSIDE BRIDGE. THE PORTLAND SKIDMORE/OLD TOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT, CREATED IN 1975 AND ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY NAITO PARKWAY, EVERETT STREET, 3RD AVENUE, AND OAK STREET, IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OLD TOWN PORTLAND.
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West End
PORTLAND’S HISTORIC WEST END HAS EMERGED AS A CENTER OF CREATIVITY, FASHION AND NIGHTLIFE. TUCKED BETWEEN POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS AND THE DOWNTOWN RETAIL CORE, THE AREA IS HOME TO A GROWING NUMBER OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN SHOPS, FASHION BOUTIQUES, RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND HOTELS.
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Pearl District
THE PEARL DISTRICT IS AN AREA OF PORTLAND, OREGON, FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY WAREHOUSES, LIGHT INDUSTRY AND RAILROAD CLASSIFICATION YARDS AND NOW NOTED FOR ITS ART GALLERIES, UPSCALE BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES. THE AREA HAS BEEN UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT URBAN RENEWAL SINCE THE MID-1980S WHEN IT WAS RECLASSIFIED AS MIXED USE FROM INDUSTRIAL, INCLUDING THE ARRIVAL OF ARTISTS.
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Past Lives
THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO THERE WERE TWO GREAT KINGDOMS OF THE SOL SYSTEM. THE EARTH KINGDOM, WITH IT'S GOLDEN CITY OF ELYSION AND THE SILVER MILLENNIUM, WHICH SPANNED THE REST OF THE SYSTEM. A GREAT WAR RAVAGED THESE TWO KINGDOMS, SPURRED ON MY THE MOON GODDESS, DRIVEN MAD BY HER RAGE. THESE ARE THE TALES OF THE PEOPLE WHO RESIDED DURING THAT TIME. THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT LUNARIAN WAR.
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