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Alberta Street
Alberta Street

Alberta Street

9.222 reviews
Sights and Museums, Other, Neighborhood
Ranked #23 in Portland things to do
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1722 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 683-3252
http://albertamainst.org/
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When in Portland, do not miss Alberta street, the funky and fun arts district in Northeast Portland. It is a neighborhood in the midst of a transformation, many of the residences display unique ... Read more
artistic flares that suits the district's nickname (the Alberta arts district). There are all kinds of trendy little galleries, novelty shops and unique restaurants. The restaurants and boutiques all function as galleries, with a rotating roster of artists represented on their walls. From its history of Pioneers (Germans and Russians in 1880's, African Americans in 1900's), grew the locally organized arts community.

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

This is a very walkable street in Portland--about 20 blocks long--where you can find a lot of unique local shops and restaurants. There is the Caravan Tiny House hotel here, and there is a food cart pod along the street, and you can even find some street art closer to the 30th Avenue section of the street.

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Abbotsford, Canada

Last Thursday Alberta Street party - fun, funky vibe. All ages - music, impromptu dancing, food - we had so much fun! Stumbled on Bernie's Southern Bistro summer patio - delcious fried chicken and pulled pork - lovely evening ambience.

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Local from Portland, Oregon

An often-missed neighborhood on the northeast side of Portland. Very artsy and lined with a wide array of great bars, food, art and all kinds of vintage, etc. Hippy, local vibe.

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Fairfield

At first I thought all the hype was for nothing. The address listed here dumps you in a fairly boring part of the neighborhood. Walk a few blocks down and suddenly you're surrounded by restaurants, pubs, amazing cafés, and interesting local shops. Great area to find souvenirs.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Check this place out on the last Thursday of the month all through out the summer! They have an evening street fair that goes on for block after block of fun and creativity with incredible variety! There are crafts and clothes, psychics and crystals, teas and juices. Walking down the street you can eat your way around the world everything from Alaskan Reindeer dogs to Argentinian empanadas to the first (and famous) Korean Mexican fusion food! And of course sweets like shaved ice, vegan chocolates and Voodoo Doughnuts! Not to mention all the street performances including dramatic performances like a full production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, break dancing and musicians of all ages. Both entertaining and delicious, so much fun!

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Labro, Italy

Alberta Street's Art Walk is the opposite of the Pearl District's in almost every way, including the fact that it's the last (not first) Thursday of the month. Where the Pearl District is all about high-end art and design and upscale clientele, Alberta's embraces its namesake neighborhood's D.I.Y. spirit, funky attitude, and counter-culture character. It has grown to be almost 20 blocks of open stores and galleries, artists and musicians in the street, impromptu dance parties, and spontaneous performance art - almost a street party as much as it is an art walk.

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Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

The recently gentrified Alberta Street is one of the most popular places in town to shop, eat, and people-watch. It's at its liveliest on the last Thursday of every summer month, when the lively "Last Thursday" street fair is held. Local artisans looking to make a buck line both sides of the street with their arts and crafts, and buskers come out en masse to sing for their supper.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Alberta Street contains lots of cute boutiques, restaurants advertisement their use of organic products or vegan products, and coffee shops, making it representative of what people think of when they think of Portland (or "Portlandia" for those in the know). Be sure to check out the Alberta Street Fair - it's free and adds a major carnival-type atmosphere in Portland.

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Bethesda

Interesting collection of shops and restaurants. Worth a visit

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Great street of a wide variety of shops and restaurants.

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A funky, fun neighborhood full of small hip shops and restaurants.

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Madrid, Spain

A must-go. Period.

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Roskilde, Denmark

Cool street with lots of nice cafés and cool shops!

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Houston, Texas, USA
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Vancouver
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Berkeley, California, USA
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Local from Portland, Oregon, USA
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Petersburg
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Blue River, Oregon
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