Williams District

Originally part of Albina, Oregon, the Williams District was once home to more than half of Portland's African American population. Today the district boasts a broad array of eateries, breweries, shops and services and is a major bicycle thoroughfare, carrying 3,000 commuters per day.

Did You Know?

    • Ristretto Roasters (3808 N Williams Ave) roasts coffee every day at its Williams District location. The coffee is then distributed to cafes, restaurants, local markets and mail-order customers around the world.
    • Family-owned Speilwerk Toys (3808 N Williams Ave) features playthings from Europe and local crafters and is working on a Portland-made line of toys.
    • Hopworks Bike Bar (3947 N Williams Ave) takes 'bike friendly' to a new level with 75 bike parking spaces, bike tools for use, bike-friendly take-out specials and Plug-Out exercycles that generate electricity for the bar.
    • New Seasons Market (3445 N Williams Ave) uses the same sausage recipe as the butcher shop that once occupied the site in the 1940's.

Signature Annual Events

    • Shop Williams Late (December)