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Alberta Main Street
Alberta Main Street advances efforts to develop Alberta Street as a vibrant, creative and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to our community. A business hub since 1903, Alberta Street has seen many changes. Originally home to German and Irish immigrants, the district’s African American population increased dramatically in the 1950s after the Vanport flood. In 2010, Alberta Street became one of three inaugural Main Street projects in Portland.
Did You Know?
- Alberta Street has more than 40 restaurants. The Alberta Substation (2703 NE Alberta Street) is in the former Northwestern Electric Company Alberta Substation, built in 1931.
- The Community Cycling Center (1700 NE Alberta Street) opened in 1994 and has a bike shop, year-round programs and more than 1,000 volunteers.
- Since 1997, ‘Last Thursday’ has been an art walk like no other, with summer attendance in the thousands occupying galleries, eateries and the street.
Signature Annual Events
- Earth Day Clean Up (April)
- Street Fair (August)
- Tannenbaum Madness/Shop Local Shop Late (December)