Soul District

The Soul District Business District contains 14 business transit areas in the NE MLK Boulevard business corridor: Alberta, Killingsworth, Prescott, Russell, Fremont, Knott, Williams/Vancouver, Lombard, Rosa Parks, NE 33rd, NE 15th and N Mississippi. The annual MLK Dream Run draws runners from across the country to compete for the fastest time.

Did You Know?

    • Ox (2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) serves Argentinean-inspired Northwest fare and was named 'Restaurant of the Year' in 2013 by the Oregonian. 
    • Kee’s Loaded Kitchen (3625 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) serves soul food including smoked brisket, fried chicken, mac and cheese, fresh bread, loaded baked potatoes, and desserts.
    • Champions (3827 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) is part barber shop part community center; where visitors can get a blood pressure test or take a home buying course while they get a haircut.

Signature Annual Events

    • MLK Dream Run (September)