Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. It is situated on the North Portland peninsula and lies on the east shore of the Willamette River. The neighborhood is named after Cathedral Park, which is located under the St. Johns Bridge, and was given its name due to the Gothic arches that support the bridge, which resemble a cathedral arch.

Cathedral Park
Neighborhood
Cathedral Park St Johns Bridge - Portland Oregon.jpg
Cathedral Park is located in Portland, Oregon
Cathedral Park
Cathedral Park
Coordinates: 45°35′18″N 122°45′29″W / 45.58830°N 122.75799°W / 45.58830; -122.75799Coordinates: 45°35′18″N 122°45′29″W / 45.58830°N 122.75799°W / 45.58830; -122.75799PDF map
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CityPortland
Government
 • AssociationCathedral Park Neighborhood Association
Area
 • Total1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
Population
 (2000)[1]
 • Total3,033
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Housing
 • No. of households1361
 • Occupancy rate94% occupied
 • Owner-occupied701 households (52%)
 • Renting660 households (48%)
 • Avg. household size2.23 persons

HistoryEdit

The St. Johns Bridge connects the neighborhood to the Linnton and Northwest Industrial neighborhoods in Northwest Portland across the Willamette River. In addition to these neighborhoods, Cathedral Park is bordered by St. Johns to the northeast and University Park to the southeast.

The 1911 Sanborn Map Index for the City of St. Johns, Oregon, shows that the Cathedral Park neighborhood was part of the original City of St. Johns prior to annexation by Portland in 1915.[2]

The neighborhood is named after its most prominent landmark, the city park also called Cathedral Park,[3] which in turn is named after the cathedral-like columns of the St. Johns Bridge it surrounds.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Portland Communities
  3. ^ "Find a Park: Cathedral Park". The City of Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 14 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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