University Park, Portland, Oregon

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University Park
Neighborhood
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University Park is located in Portland, Oregon
University Park
University Park
Coordinates: 45°34′44″N 122°44′13″W / 45.579°N 122.737°W / 45.579; -122.737Coordinates: 45°34′44″N 122°44′13″W / 45.579°N 122.737°W / 45.579; -122.737
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association University Park Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition North Portland Neighborhood Services
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 5,250
 • Density 4,390/sq mi (1,694/km2)
Housing[2]
 • No. of households 1692
 • Occupancy rate 95% occupied
 • % households renting 27% renting
 • Avg. household size 3.10 persons

University Park is a neighborhood in the north section of Portland, Oregon on the east shore of the Willamette River.

The neighborhood is home to a 11.26-acre (4.56 ha) North Portland park of the same name, land for which was acquired in 1953.[3]

Parks. sports venues and natural areas[edit]

History[edit]

University Park was named for its proximity to the former Portland University, a Methodist college which became defunct in the 1890s. The land and buildings were purchased by the Archdiocese of Portland in 1901, and became the present-day University of Portland.

A 1902 proposed site plan, on land that later became the University Park neighborhood, for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. The exposition was instead held on a man-made island in Guild's Lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Demographics (2000)
  3. ^ "University Park". Portland Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2013-04-23.