With a name like Hollywood, this Northeast Portland neighborhood has a lot to live up to, but Portlanders from all over the city agree it more than passes the test. The area was named after the landmark Hollywood Theatre located on Sandy Boulevard, a 1920s staple of Portland.
This community offers contemporary shopping, living, and outdoor experiences to its visitors and residents alike. A high percentage of homes are rented, creating a vibrant, constantly evolving feel that complements the old-Portland style homes. NE Broadway and Sandy Boulevard are two major streets in the Hollywood neighborhood, which allow for easy transportation while enhancing the urban feel of the community.
The Hollywood Farmer’s Market, one of Portland’s most popular, opens in May and runs through November. The market offers Portlanders the chance to get together, rain or shine, to enjoy fresh food, live music, and great company. The Rose Festival Junior Parade, every June, is another local event, taking place in the heart of the neighborhood. On any given night, one can enjoy all of the restaurants and shopping the neighborhood has to offer.
There may not be a park in Hollywood, but the 20 acre Grant Park is only a few blocks away. Residents can walk to the many businesses, library restaurants, and the Hollywood Theatre and experience the urban setting of the community. For residents who desire time in nature, there are parks in neighboring communities, or one can take advantage of the short commute to enjoy the Columbia Gorge or explore the scenery at Mount Hood.