Kerns, Portland, Oregon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kerns is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°38′38″W / 45.5265°N 122.64393°W / 45.5265; -122.64393Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°38′38″W / 45.5265°N 122.64393°W / 45.5265; -122.64393
PDF map
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Kerns Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 5,095
 • Density 6,170/sq mi (2,381/km2)
 • No. of households 2915
 • Occupancy rate 94% occupied
 • % households renting 81% renting
 • Avg. household size 1.75 persons

Kerns is a neighborhood in the inner Northeast and Southeast sections of Portland, Oregon. It borders the Lloyd District and Sullivan's Gulch on the north, Laurelhurst on the east, Buckman and Sunnyside on the south, and (across the Willamette River) Old Town Chinatown on the west.

Parks in Kerns include Everett Community Garden (1988), Buckman Field (1920), and Oregon Park (1940). 28th Avenue's popular restaurant scene brings a great deal of business into the neighborhood. Tabla, Pambiche Cocina and Repostería Cubana, and Navarre are three notable restaurants of many which operate on this street. Screen Door, a restaurant which has been featured on the Food Channel and consistently has long waits for a table, is located on East Burnside and 23rd in the Kerns neighborhood.

Portland Public Schools include Benson Polytechnic High School and da Vinci Arts Middle School. Pacific Crest Community School also resides within the neighborhood.


  1. ^ a b Demographics (2000)

External links[edit]