Old Town Chinatown is located in Central Portland. It is bordered by the Pearl District and Downtown neighborhoods, and the Willamette River.

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Old Town & Chinatown Portland is an urban neighborhood, with many older buildings, apartments, and loft style condominiums.  Home of the Portland Chinese Garden, this area has been on the rise with new construction and a revitalization effort.  

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Portland’s Old Town & Chinatown neighborhood, visit our Portland Real Estate Page for more information, or visit our Portland Real Estate Map to search the RMLS for Old Town & Chinatown homes for sale.


Old Town/Chinatown is a mix: commercial office space, popular bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Most folks know Oldtown and Chinatown for three reasons: the Portland Saturday Market and the Classical Chinese Garden, as well as world famous Portland VooDoo doughnut. Oldtown Portland is also home to some beautiful old classical cast iron buildings.  The “Made in Portland” sign is also in Oldtown.  The neighborhood is rich with history, and is a fantastic location in north Downtown Portland near the riverfront.  Oldtown is popular with tourists and those seeking downtown Portland nightlife.  Visit our Portland music venues page and Downtown Portland Clubs page to find some bars, karoake, and live music in this area:  Dantes, Kell’s Irish Pub, Berbatis, Tiger Bar, Barracuda, Darcelle’s, Harvey’s Comedy Club, Backspace, Roseland, The Boiler Room, and the arcade Ground Kontrol, just to name a few popular Portland nightlife venues.

This area also used to be home to Japantown in Portland.   Learn more about Oldtown Chinatown.  Oldtown Chinatown is also conveniently situated on the TriMet MAX lightrail train line and bus routes for easy commutes in and around the city. 

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View our video of the beautiful Lan Su Chinese garden. Weekends are crazy busy with hundreds (if not more) of people milling about enjoying local artist’s crafts and amazing local food, most with an ethnic flair. Don’t forget that Saturday Market is open on Sundays too!  Portland Saturday Market is in Oldtown along the waterfront.

The Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic Suzhou-style garden and is simply incredible. Photographers– bring your camera’s! I am relaxed simply by walking through and enjoying the sights and smells (hmmm…jasmine in the summer!). Do yourself a favor and visit!

Young, old, hip, trendy, hippie…you name it– all walks come out and enjoy the fun down in Old Town/Chinatown.

Old Town & Chinatown Information

Neighborhood Statistics

Neighborhood Association Website

Classical Chinese Garden

Portland Saturday Market

Oregon Maritime Museum

Waterfront Park

Pioneer Courthouse Square

O’Bryant Square

North Park Blocks

South Park Blocks

Historic Preservation League of Oregon

Portland Public School Boundaries

Old Town & Chinatown Schools:

Elementary school: Chapman Elementary School
Middle school: West Sylvan Middle School
High school: Lincoln High School

Portland International Airport

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Classifieds on Craigslist.com

Portland Off-Leash Dog Parks

Tri Met – Interactive Maps and Schedules for Bus, Max and Streetcar