Hosford-Abernethy, Portland, Oregon

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Hosford-Abernethy is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°30′17″N 122°38′42″W / 45.5048°N 122.64508°W / 45.5048; -122.64508Coordinates: 45°30′17″N 122°38′42″W / 45.5048°N 122.64508°W / 45.5048; -122.64508
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood
    Development Association (HAND)
 • Coalition Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 6,932
 • Density 5,300/sq mi (2,100/km2)
 • No. of households 3243
 • Occupancy rate 96% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 1660 households (51%)
 • Renting 1583 households (49%)
 • Avg. household size 2.14 persons

Hosford-Abernethy is a neighborhood in the inner Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders Buckman and Sunnyside on the north, Richmond on the east, Brooklyn and Creston-Kenilworth on the south, and (across the Willamette River) Downtown Portland and South Portland on the west.

Hosford-Abernethy was named in the 1970s for two schools in the neighborhood, Hosford Middle School[2] (commemorating early Portland resident and Methodist minister Chauncey Hosford) and Abernethy Elementary School[3] (commemorating fellow Methodist minister and Provisional Governor of the Oregon Territory, George Abernethy).

The north central area of the neighborhood, with its distinctive X-shaped street pattern, is known as Ladd's Addition.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is located on the riverfront of Hosford-Abernethy, at the southern end of the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade.


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