The Belmont Neighborhood has a strong history with alternative transportation, having featured one of the first trolley lines in 1888 and then 120 years later, installed some of the first bike corrals in the city. With a great central SE location, the Belmont area has convenient access to Downtown, but retains an individualistic funky vibe.
The Alberta Neighborhood in Portland can probably best be described as funky and fun. The residential area has had many of the older houses spiffed up inside and out, and property values have been rising on a sharp upward curve.
Many homes express a unique and artistic flair that suits the neighborhood's nickname, The Alberta Arts District. Alberta folks seem to prize their individuality, and you'll find a multi-cultural demographics mix of locals and visitors. The monthly Last Thursday event draws people from around to city to view new works from local artists.