A Vibrant & Eclectic Community Centered Around Art, Food, & Music.
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About Alberta Arts
The Alberta Arts District connects the Concordia, King, and Vernon neighborhoods in Northeast Portland. The vibrant and eclectic community centers on NE Alberta Street and stretches from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to NE 33rd Ave. The area is celebrated for its diverse population, embracing residents from various backgrounds and cultures. This diversity can be seen in the wide variety of home styles, from live-work spaces to classic craftsman bungalows and modern condominiums. It has become a popular destination for both locals and visitors, offering a unique blend of art, music, food, and a strong sense of community.
One of the defining characteristics of Alberta is its rich artistic culture. The area is home to numerous art galleries, studios, and performance spaces, showcasing the work of local artists and fostering a creative atmosphere. Alberta Street itself is adorned with vibrant murals and street art, reflecting the neighborhood’s commitment to artistic expression. The Last Thursday Art Walk, a monthly event, draws crowds to Alberta Street to experience live music, street performances, and an array of art exhibits.
On top of its artistic offerings, the Alberta Arts District boasts a diverse culinary scene. The area is dotted with various restaurants, cafes, and food carts, offering a wide range of international cuisines and fusion dishes. Local favorites include Pine State Biscuits for southern biscuits and gravy, Urdaneta for tapas, and Gumba for your homemade pasta fix. Looking for a happy hour spot? There are plenty to choose from, including Bar Cala specializing in Latin-inspired cocktails, Les Caves for the sommelier in your friend group, and Great Notion Brewing for uniquely Portland beers. The neighborhood also hosts the popular Alberta Street Fair, where food vendors gather to showcase their culinary creations alongside live music performances.
Alberta residents encourage community engagement, and actively participate in neighborhood associations and organizations, working together to maintain the neighborhood’s unique character and promote inclusivity. The community hosts regular events and initiatives focused on fostering connections among neighbors, such as block parties and volunteer opportunities. The Alberta Co-op Grocery, a community-owned grocery store, further exemplifies the neighborhood’s commitment to sustainability and supporting local businesses.