Jun 25, 2017

Explore Portland

The city is divided into five quadrants: Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), North (N), Southeast (SE), and Southwest (SW). All street addresses have a directional prefix in their addresses telling you which part of town to aim for. Burnside Street divides North From South, while the Willamette river divides East from West. Looking at the map, you can see that the Willamette River merges west into the Columbia River, close to Sauvies Island. The small slice of land lying between the two rivers is considered North Portland.
Once you have these facts down, the city is fairly simple to navigate.


Portland Map