Powellhurst-Gilbert, Portland, Oregon

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Powellhurst-Gilbert
Neighborhood
Powellhurst-Gilbert is located in Portland, Oregon
Powellhurst-Gilbert
Powellhurst-Gilbert
Coordinates: 45°29′48″N 122°32′43″W / 45.49675°N 122.54541°W / 45.49675; -122.54541Coordinates: 45°29′48″N 122°32′43″W / 45.49675°N 122.54541°W / 45.49675; -122.54541
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition East Portland Neighborhood Office
Area
 • Total 3.44 sq mi (8.90 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 17,988
 • Density 5,230/sq mi (2,021/km2)
Housing[2]
 • No. of households 6298
 • Occupancy rate 93% occupied
 • % households renting 42% renting
 • Avg. household size 2.86 persons

Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders the neighborhoods of Montavilla, Hazelwood, and Mill Park on the north, Centennial on the east, Pleasant Valley on the east and south, and Lents and South Tabor on the west.

According to the Neighborhood Plan,[3] the neighborhood is named after two of its schools: Powellhurst (named in the 1920s after 1850s settler Jackson Powell) and Gilbert (named after William M. Gilbert, an Indiana emigrant who settled in the area c. 1890). Settlement of the community by farmers via the Donation Land Claim Act began in the middle of the 19th century. Rail service to Portland began in 1892, spurring residential development. The resulting suburb was gradually annexed by Portland beginning in the 1960s and completing in 1994.

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