Historic North Park Blocks

The building faces the Parisian-like North Park Blocks with its elegant lamp posts and majestic elm trees. The park anchors a vital neighborhood filled with great places to live, eat, drink, shop, work and enjoy the arts. First Thursday’s are a Portland tradition as the nearby galleries come alive with new exhibits.

The North Park Lofts is just steps away from great restaurants, bars and retail shopping like Powell’s City of Books. (just two blocks away)

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The North Park Blocks is a member of the North Park Blocks Conservancy which both advocates for the neighborhood and provides 24/7 security to membership.

North Park Blocks has something for everyone; basketball and bocce ball courts, a newly designed playground and sculptures – from a 11-foot tall bronze elephant to a massive Lee Kelly sculpture.

The park is home to the annual “Art in the Pearl” event. The historic DeSoto Building with its beautiful rooftop terrace, on the park perimeter, houses trendy art galleries.

The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is located at the north end of the blocks and offers student housing at Art House near Burnside.  PNCA, the Jewish Museum, and numerous art galleries establish the North Park Blocks as the center thriving art district.

We’re excited about new developments – including the Cambria Hotel under construction at NW Park and Davis and the Broadway Corridor development of the former US Post Office. (more below).

Broadway Corridor development of the former US Post Office.

This great location is getting even better as the Park Blocks expands northwards as part of the Broadway Corridor development of the former US Post Office. As of summer 2023, the old US Post Office at the north end of the North Park Blocks has been demolished. The site is now being prepared to add two additional park blocks and develop rest of the site.