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The Southwest quadrant includes downtown Portland where you’ll find Pioneer Courthouse Square, often called Portland’s living room. Southwest also houses the Portland Art Museum, PSU, concert halls, and many other cultural gems.
Southwest Portland is a Main Grid Room.
Southwest Portland is a hotbed of urban density, riverfront development, bad traffic, and strange parking choices. Rush hour lasts much later into the day than the rest of Portland and other cities typically see. There are nine bridges in and around the downtown area, which gives the city its nickname Bridgetown, and when one of them lifts or closes, the entire area seems to grind to a halt.
Though a considerable amount of the city's cultural, educational, and governmental locations can be found in these narrow streets, the area is a smorgasbord with residences, parks, and other outliers packed together in a travesty of strange zoning.
Arlington Heights is a neighborhood in Southwest Portland with easy access to some of the city's most renowned parks such as the Japanese Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and Forest Park. It has about 300 single-family homes and sits on the north edge of Washington Park.