Grant Park, Portland, Oregon

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Grant Park
Neighborhood
Grant Park is located in Portland, Oregon
Grant Park
Grant Park
Coordinates: 45°32′20″N 122°37′50″W / 45.53897°N 122.63067°W / 45.53897; -122.63067Coordinates: 45°32′20″N 122°37′50″W / 45.53897°N 122.63067°W / 45.53897; -122.63067
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association Grant Park Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.18 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 3,469
 • Density 7,600/sq mi (2,940/km2)
Housing[2]
 • No. of households 1364
 • Occupancy rate 97% occupied
 • % households renting 12% renting
 • Avg. household size 2.54 persons

Grant Park is a neighborhood and park in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. The neighborhood is bordered by Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire to the north, Rose City Park to the east, Hollywood District, Laurelhurst, and Sullivan's Gulch to the south, and Irvington to the west, and best known as the setting for Beverly Cleary's Klickitat Street series of books. Houses in the neighborhood generally date to the nineteen twenties and early thirties, and are primarily of the Old Portland or Craftsman styles.

Grant Park and the statue of Ramona Quimby

The park, honoring President (and former Vancouver, Washington resident) Ulysses S. Grant, was acquired by the city in 1922. On October 13, 1995, the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children was dedicated in the park. It includes life-sized renditions by sculptor Lee Hunt of three Cleary characters: Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy (Henry's dog). Grant Park is only a few blocks away from Klickitat Street, the fictional home of the characters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Demographics (2000)