The Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood is located in the 97209 zip code of Portland. The neighborhood covers .394 square miles. It is bordered to the north by North Broadway, to the south by Southwest Washington Street, to the east by the Southwest Naito Parkway and the Willamette River and to the west by Northwest Broadway.
The average resident is 35. Housing options are houses, townhouses, and apartments. Most houses in the neighborhood are owner-occupied.
Old Town-Chinatown used to be the heart of downtown Portland. The Skidmore/Old Town Historic District is located in the neighborhood and is listed on the U. S. National Historic Landmark District and the U. S. National Register of Historic Places.
Old Town-Chinatown is close to the Lan Su Chinese Garden, also known as the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. The garden is 40,000 square feet and occupies a city block. It is an urban oasis with plants, pavilions, and walkways. Lake Zither, an 8,000 square foot pond, is located in the garden. Three types of wood and over 500 tons of rock from China are part of the landscaping.
The neighborhood is also near the Portland Japanese Garden. The 5.5-acre garden is composed of five gardens based on the Shinto, Buddhist, and Taoist philosophies. The well-designed garden includes pagodas, stone lanterns, and bridges as part of its landscaping. The garden is considered one of the most authentic Japanese-style gardens outside of Japan.