Alberta Arts

Dated: March 8 2016

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The Alberta Arts neighborhood is located in North East Portland.  In general terms, it is West of 99 /  MLK Blvd and East of NE 33rd Ave.  NE Alberta Street is centered in the neighborhood.  This is one of the older areas in Portland featuring many charming bungalows and cottages.

The area earned the name “ Alberta Arts District” during a period of revitalization. Artists opened galleries and restaurants and began to create a new sense of community.   Alberta Arts is a “go to” neighborhood to shop for handmade items. You can jump in the fun at Collage, 1639 NE Alberta St.  Collage is a “curated art supply store” with supplies for an enormous amount of art projects and hobbies.  They can recommend local artists and teachers to help you master a new art form.

The Alberta Rose Theatre at 3000 NE Alberta Street features a changing schedule of entertainment from performance artists.  You can enjoy live music in this 1920’s theatre.

Alberta is not just artsy. A local stand out is the Community Cycling Center.  This non profit group runs a used bike shop as well as offering safety classes.  The “Earn a Bike” program provides free bikes, safety classes, lights , helmets and locks to adults with a low income. A similar program is available to children who attend classes and “earn” their bikes.

You may want to ride your bike to the park.  Alberta Park located at NE 22nd and Killingsworth Street is a lovely destination.  The park was founded by the city in 1922 and features large old trees, a playground, a dog park, and ball fields.  The Cully Community Garden, at NE 42nd and  Killingsworth, offers an option to grow your own food and flowers. It is managed by the City of Portland.

The Alberta Co-op Grocery is located at 1500 NE Alberta Street.  This member owned store features local and organic items.  The shop highlights relationships between consumers and local farmers.  If you don’t feel like cooking there are many restaurants and coffee shops on Alberta Street. Many of them will showcase work from local artists on their walls.

The Alberta Arts district isn’t just a neighborhood, it’s a community.  If you are looking to purchase a new home in Portland, this area is worth a look.

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Shawn Skinner

Your Portland Metro Broker with over 15 years experience Shawn remains continuously updated on market trends, financing and legal reforms, so he can help you make informed decisions. The real estat....

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