Alameda is one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods. The quiet streets are lined with historic homes, well-rooted trees, and families riding their bikes. With a bounty of parks, local shops, and smiling faces, you’ll feel immediately feel welcomed when you step foot in Alameda.
This community guide will give you a peek into what Alameda has to offer. Today, we want to provide you with an overview of what we feel are the 3 pillars to any neighborhood:
If you are looking for great food in Portland, the Alameda neighborhood is the place to be. Find your way to Fremont St. and take a moment to marvel at your options. Can’t decide where to go? We’ve narrowed it down for you and shared some of our personal favorites!
Alameda Brewhouse – Since 1996, this local brewhouse has been crafting delicious beer. Brewed on location, their beers run the gamut from pilsners to stouts, and even one off creations. Be sure to stop in and treat yourself to a cold pint of beer, some great food, and laughter. They also offer a happy hour 5 days a week and are family friendly!
Fire on the Mountain – This is Portland’s top spot to get amazing chicken wings with homemade sauces, and lucky for you, they are near the Alameda neighborhood. Hop on over to Fremont St. and prepare to get messy! Fire on the Mountain not only prides themselves on the wings they sling but also on their environmental habits. They recycle, compost, use renewable supplies, and buy local and free range ingredients. Besides wings, they also serve burgers, pizza, vegan wings, and deep fried nutter butters among other items! Oh, and did we mention they brew their own beer too?
Stanich – This burger joint is a staple in the Alameda neighborhood. This is a sports lover’s paradise that has been family owned since 1949 featuring burgers, sandwiches, beer, and plenty of television screens. This has been a big year for Stanich’s. In May, Thrillist sent their “burger critic” across the nation to find the best burger. After making 100 stops, he deemed “Nick’s” cheeseburger (with grilled onions) the absolute best, calling it a “national treasure”. Run, don’t walk, to give America’s #1 burger a try!
NoHo’s Hawaiian Cafe – Craving authentic Hawaiian food? Look no further than NoHo’s. For 25 years, they have been serving heaping portions of delicious Hawaiian cuisine. Their newest location is on Freemont St. and features a full bar! With a nice ambiance inside and outdoor seating to match, stop on in and order kalua pork with a side of macaroni salad and let your taste buds be transported to Hawaii!
Pip’s Original – Frying mini doughnuts made to order, opening in 2013 Pip’s is one of Portland’s newest shops that’s sure to become a classic. These fried little dough balls of heaven can be sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, drizzled with nutella, sprinkled with candied bacon, or lightly coated with local honey and sea salt! Keep your eye out for rotating seasonal offerings and don’t pass up the opportunity to have a cup of their house made chai.
Jim and Patty’s Coffee People – One of Portland’s original coffee chains, Coffee People, has made a comeback. Getting their start in the 1990’s, this was the coffee to drink locally. After closing shop in the mid-2000’s, Jim and Patty decided to get back in the business. Opening a few shops around town, with the Alameda neighborhood being one of them, they brought back the coffee everyone loved. Leisurely enjoy their perfectly roasted coffee with a delicious house made coffee cake!
Fremont St. is also the place to be if you’re looking to shop! There are plenty of mom and pop stores to explore, and with so many options, it’s hard for us to choose our favorites. We did our best to narrow it down and provide an idea of what this street has to offer.
Beaumont Do It Best Hardware – Hardware store stocked with home improvement necessities
Adorn – Boutique women’s clothing store selling brand name apparel
Garden Fever – Locally owned garden shop with incredibly helpful staff
Found on Freemont – 2 story vintage store that begs to be explored
Beaumont Market – Little neighborhood market featuring an impressive beer selection
Whole Foods – Further down Freemont St, but it’s the closest
Exploring the Alameda neighborhood is one of our favorite things to do. Walking, running, biking, or driving around is a great way to get a feel of the community and see it in action.
If historic homes are up your alley, take the time explore the residential streets and enjoy the architectural relics. A great way to view some of the beautiful homes is to tour them on the weekends during open house hours. Who knows – maybe it will give you inspiration for your future home!
Another great way to spend time in the Alameda neighborhood is to relax in the lush parks. Equipped with running paths, sports courts, playgrounds, and green space these are our three of our favorites:
Lastly, the neighborhood is known for their impressive garage and lawn sales. These are especially popular during the warmer months, so don’t hesitate to stop if you come across one. You never know what you might find!
This Northeast Portland neighborhood guide just scratches the surface of what Alameda has to offer. If this neighborhood sounds like somewhere you could envision yourself living, we are here to help with all of your moving needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free estimate or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.