Alameda is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, United States that is located on the Alameda Ridge with views of Downtown, the Willamette River, and the Cascades. Northeast Fremont Street is the neighborhood’s main east-west thoroughfare and NE 33rd, its main north-south thoroughfare, makes up its eastern boundary. The name comes from the Spanish word “alamo,” meaning a poplar or cottonwood tree. “Alameda” means, precisely, a public walk or promenade lined with poplar trees, and, by extension, a street lined with trees, like the English word “parkway.” With its breathtaking views of downtown Portland it comes as no surprise that this is a very desirable place to call home.
The Alameda neighborhood is adjacent to Wilshire Park, a 14.4-acre (58,000 m2) area for the benefit of the whole community. The community’s side streets wind around the hill, past cottages and expansive Craftsman homes. The residential area is nestled between the business districts of Beaumont Village and the Hollywood District. Alameda Elementary School of the Portland Public Schools district is located in the neighborhood, as is The Madeleine School, a Catholic K-8 school.