North Portland is home to Portland International Raceway, the University of Portland, Port of Portland and the famous 31-feet-tall Paul Bunyan statute just across from the Kenton/N. Denver Avenue Max station. It’s definitely one of the things that keep Portland weird. North Portland (a.k.a. NoPo) is also the odd man out of Portland’s traditional quadrant districts. Now, thanks to East Portland, NoPo no longer is the only odd man out of the six (some say seven) districts. North Portland has been regarded as the land of opportunity as the city of Portland grew and the North district became easily accessible through the Max Yellow Line that connects to downtown Portland since the spring of 2004. Some North Portland neighborhoods also became very popular such as Boise, Piedmont and University Park and their real estate prices have been soaring for the last decade. North Portland also has a lot of landmarks besides the obvious aforementioned ones including North Portland Harbor, Kenton Rose Garden, the Shady Manor, Kelley Point Park, the Smith and Bybee Wetlands, and Columbia Slough, a famous canoeing / kayaking route. You can also enjoy some serious shopping at Jantzen Beach SuperCenter in Hayden Island in the Columbia River and enjoy the river view at waterfront hotels and restaurants.