Cully, Portland, Oregon

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Cully is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°33′41″N 122°35′44″W / 45.56133°N 122.59557°W / 45.56133; -122.59557Coordinates: 45°33′41″N 122°35′44″W / 45.56133°N 122.59557°W / 45.56133; -122.59557
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CountryUnited States
 • AssociationCully Association of Neighbors
 • CoalitionCentral Northeast Neighbors, Inc.
 • Total2.74 sq mi (7.10 km2)
 • Total12,959
 • Density4,700/sq mi (1,800/km2)
 • No. of households4685
 • Occupancy rate92% occupied
 • Owner-occupied2846 households (61%)
 • Renting1839 households (39%)
 • Avg. household size2.77 persons

Cully is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. The neighborhood, as well as NE Cully Blvd. that runs diagonally through it, is named after English stonemason Thomas Cully (1810–1891), an early settler.[2] Cully borders Sunderland, Concordia, and Beaumont-Wilshire on the west, Portland International Airport on the north, Sumner on the east, and Rose City Park and Roseway on the south.

Neighborhood parks include Sacajawea Park (1985), Rigler Community Garden (2004), Khunamokwst Park (2015), and Whitaker Ponds Nature Park (1998). Nevertheless, Cully has the smallest amount of parkland per capita, and largest population living more than one-half mile from a park, of any Portland neighborhood.[3] The Thomas Cully Park Community Garden celebrated its grand opening on October 18, 2012.[4]

Rose City Cemetery, founded in 1906, occupies the southwest corner of the neighborhood. Within its grounds is the Japanese Cemetery, which is maintained independently by the Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Neighborhood Link Archived 2005-11-01 at the Wayback Machine - History, the Cully Family
  3. ^ "Not all the city is rich in parks" by Peter Korn, Portland Tribune
  4. ^ Thomas Cully Park Community Garden Grand Opening The Intertwine
  5. ^ Harvey, Thomas (April 2006). "Sacred Spaces, Common Places: The Cemetery in the Contemporary American City". The Geographical Review 96(2): 295-312.

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