Multnomah Village Professional Review and Guide
"Built around an Oregon Electric Railway depot and annexed by Portland in 1950, Multnomah Village is a cute, pocket-size neighborhood just out of the way enough to be neglected by many Portlanders. It feels like a trek from the city center, but in fact it’s only about 5 miles from downtown and easily accessible by bus. The downtown core is a very compact area with a surprising variety of shops, bars, and cafes. And the surrounding areas are lovely— thick with trees and rich in green spaces, including nearby Gabriel Park, where our walk begins. Though Multnomah Village is an easy drive from Portland proper, we recommend using public transportation if you can, particularly if you plan to take advantage of the neighborhood’s disproportionately high number of excellent dive bars. This is a point-to-point walk with bus stops at either end, so playing it safe should be easy."