Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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; -122.75799
PDF map
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 3,033
 • Density 3,000/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Housing[1]
 • No. of households 1361
 • Occupancy rate 94% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 701 households (52%)
 • Renting 660 households (48%)
 • Avg. household size 2.23 persons

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.

History[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]