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, the city center of Portland
, United States
, is located on the west bank of the Willamette River
. It is in the northeastern corner of the southwest section of the city and where most of the city's high-rise
buildings are found.
The downtown neighborhood is defined
to extend west from the Willamette to Interstate 405
, and south from Burnside Street
to just south of the Portland State University
campus (also bounded by I-405). (The northeastern portion of this area is also part of the Old Town Chinatown
neighborhood.) High-density business and residential districts near downtown include the Lloyd District
, across the river from the northern part of downtown, and the South Waterfront
area, just south of downtown in the South Portland
New mixed use highrise built in 2009
next to historic buildings in Downtown Portland.Portland's downtown features narrow streets—64 feet (20 m) wide—and square, compact blocks 200 feet (61 m) on a side,
to create more corner lots that were expected to be more valuable. The small blocks also made downtown Portland pleasant to walk through. The 264-foot (80 m) long combined blocks divide one mile (1.6 km) of road into exactly 20 separate blocks.
The model is created at a scale of 1:8
,000 with 1.5x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: City of Portland