Concordia Neighborhood


Nestled between the bustling city of Portland and lush open spaces, Concordia is emerging as a delectable mashup of both worlds. From Sabin to Cully on one side, Sunderland up north and Beaumont-Wilshire & Alameda down south – this dynamic neighborhood boasts an eclectic charm that’s drawing in more locals every day!

Concordia is one of Portland’s most diverse neighborhoods and a hub for the arts. Almost all of the Alberta Street Arts District is located within Concordia. Concordia University, a private liberal arts school, is also located in the center of the neighborhood.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Concordia was christened after one of Portland’s prominent landmarks — a university established by its Lutheran Church to provide education for pastors and teachers. To this day, twenty-five acres in downtown remain devoted to liberal arts as Concordia continues to firmly root itself within the community it serves.

The Alberta Arts District
The Alberta Arts District runs from around North East Fifteenth Avenue to around North East Thirtieth Avenue along Alberta Street. The district is home to countless independent art galleries, art supply shops, artist studios, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and boutiques. The district hosts a monthly art walk on the last Thursday of each month, and a street fair in the summer.

Concordia Neighborhood Schools:

McMenamins Kennedy School
A hotel, a theater, several restaurants and bars, a soaking pool, conference rooms, and multiple event spaces all housed within a remodeled turn of the twentieth century elementary school? Only in Portland. Kennedy School has to be experienced to be believed. Whether you’re in for a soak, a movie, dinner, drinks, a conference, a concert, or the weekend, you’re sure to have great time in this beautifully converted and preserved building and grounds.

Concordia University
Concordia University is now a four-year liberal arts college training young people in a wide variety of disciplines, through various pre-professional programs, and for the seminary.


Fernhill and Alberta Parks
Fernhilland Alberta Parks are the neighborhood’s largest public green spaces, though Concordia University does allow public use of its green spaces with some regulation. Fernhill Park is a twenty-four acre park located at the intersection of North East Thirty-Seventh and Ainsworth. Park amenities include softball diamonds and baseball, soccer and football fields, tennis courts, and a volleyball court. The park also has horseshoe pits, a playground and wading pool for the children, and picnic tables. The park hosts a free concert series over the summer, and Fernhill features public restrooms, too.

Alberta Park
is a seventeen-acre park just inside the northern border of the Concordia neighborhood and adjacent to Vernon Elementary School. Alberta Park has a softball and baseball diamond, football and soccer fields, a covered basketball court, two tennis courts, and a playground and wading pool for the kids. The park also has picnic area, walking trails, and public restrooms.

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