Walking Portland: Historic NE Irvington

This 5-mile, custom-designed and well tested, Walking Portland route include beautifully maintained historic homes and lovely gardens, top-notch coffee enclaves, indie-cool shops, chocolate atelier, and one of Portland’s most iconic streets.

If it’s spring in Portland and a 5+ mile walk—replete with beautifully maintained historic homes and lovely gardens, five top-notch coffee enclaves, several indie-cool shops, a chocolate atelier, plus one of Portland’s most iconic streets (NE Broadway)—is just what your heart desires, head on over to the historic NE Irvington neighborhood.

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Portland’s 100+ Neighborhoods

Portland’s 100+ distinctive neighborhoods are a walker’s paradise. Every neighborhood offers surprising discoveries, varied terrains and views, and unique neighborhood personalities.
Portland Neighborhoods Framed
Irvington is at the top of the list for one of the most charmingly historic walks in Portland–especially in spring bloom–replete with top-notch coffee shops, chocolate ateliers, indie shops, and a surprising roadside butterfly garden.
This diverse 5-mile walk with an optional trek from westside to eastside across the Broadway Bridge and along popular NE Broadway takes you into a charming enclave of historic homes. I particularly love this walk in spring when the well-manicured gardens are putting on a show, but it’s beautiful all seasons of the year.
Here’s our walking map. Yellow lines indicate boundary streets of the neighborhood. (Three route options, plus markers for historic homes, are shown on the online version of this map.)

Be sure to bookmark the online version of this map on Google Maps so you can access it on your iPhone while you’re on the walk.
Online Map: https://drive.google.com/openid=1vGhWpmSQlUJuEnA0XVJathaH2Su35ykk&usp=sharing
To open your saved maps:

    1. On your iPhone, open Chrome.
    2. Open Google Maps.
    3. Tap Your Places.
    4. Tap Maps.
    5. Select the map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vGhWpmSQlUJuEnA0XVJathaH2Su35ykk&usp=sharing

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Join PDX Women Who Walk for a guided group tour of this engaging walk.

Historic Irvington Walking Loop Directions


  1. NE BROADWAY ST | head west
  2. NE 7th AVE | right/north
  3. NE THOMPSON ST | right/east
  4. NE 14TH ST | left/north
  5. NE KNOTT ST | left/west
  6. NE 7th ST | right/north
  7. NE FREMONT ST | right/east
  8. NE 14th AVE | right/south
  9. NE KNOTT ST | left/east


  1. NE 17th AVE | left/north
  2. NE FREMONT ST | right/east
  3. NE 24th AVE | right/south
  4. NE KNOTT ST | right/west
  5. NE 17th AVE | left/south
  6. NE THOMPSON ST | left/east



Portland Walkabouts

The SkyBlue Portland team hosts monthly group walks through some of Portland Metro’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods.
For info on our Portland Walking Tours, check out our Women Who Walk Facebook page and sign up for a walk on corresponding Women Who Walk Meetup page. We buy the lattes.  Hope to see you soon!

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