Columbia City is a landmark district and many of the buildings, which are on the National Historic Register, have been restored. The neighborhood’s rich cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of ethnic eateries as well as stores featuring unique items from around the world. In addition, Columbia City offers an art gallery, a theatre that hosts live entertainment, and a library overlooking the grassy expanse of Columbia Park. The Farmers Market, held from May to mid October, and Beatwalk, a monthly live music showcase hosted by local restaurants, list among the many things to do here. A light rail station is just three blocks from downtown Columbia City.