National Register of Historic Places listings in North Portland, Oregon
This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in North Portland, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States. Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide, Oregon is home to over 2,000, and over one-fourth of those are found partially or wholly in Portland. While these sites are widely spread across all five of Portland's quadrants, heavy concentrations are found in the Downtown and Southwest Hills neighborhoods of the Southwest quadrant, and the Northwest District neighborhood of the Northwest quadrant.
Only historic places within the municipal boundaries of Portland are shown in this list and its companion lists for the other four quadrants. Some sites beyond city limits will appear in other lists showing "Portland" as a general locality, but are excluded here. Although Portland's legal boundaries extend into Clackamas and Washington counties, all of the city's National Register sites lie within Multnomah County.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||Description|
|1||Broadway Bridge||November 14, 2012
|Spanning the Willamette River at river mile 11.7
||This is the largest example of a Rall-type bascule bridge ever constructed, and one of only three such designs still extant in the United States. Completed in 1913, it was an important step in the development of Portland's transportation system, as the city's first Willamette River bridge built on an entirely new alignment in the 20th century.|
|2||Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House||November 27, 2004
|5919 N Williams Avenue
|3||Paul Bunyan Statue||January 28, 2009
|Corner of N Denver Avenue and N Interstate Avenue
||This 31-foot (9.4 m) sculpture of folkloric logger Paul Bunyan in Portland's Kenton neighborhood was built in 1959 to commemorate the centennial of Oregon's statehood during the Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair. Its steel skeleton and detailed, painted-plaster sheathing were crafted by local companies and tradesmen, and it was prominently placed on Interstate Avenue at what was then the main northern gateway to Portland. Reflecting Oregon's tradition of rugged individualism and identification with the timber industry, the statue is an outstanding example of 20th-century, novelty roadside architecture.|
|4||David Cole House||August 6, 1980
|1441 N McClellan Street
|5||Charles Crook House||February 21, 1997
|6127 N Williams Avenue
|6||Davis Block||March 18, 1999
|801–813 N Russell Street
|7||Elliott House||September 21, 2005
|2022 N Willamette Boulevard
|8||Hryszko Brothers Building||July 31, 1998
|836 N Russell Street
|9||Jean (steamboat)||August 8, 1989
|North Portland Harbor
|10||Peter Jeppesen House||September 10, 1987
|4107 N Albina Avenue
|11||Kenton Commercial Historic District||September 3, 2001
|Roughly along N Denver Avenue, from N Willis Street to N Watts Street
|12||Kenton Hotel||October 16, 1990
|8303–8319 N Denver Avenue
|13||Memorial Coliseum||September 10, 2009
|1401 N Wheeler Avenue
|14||John Mock House||February 15, 1980
|4333 N Willamette Boulevard
|15||Mount Hood Masonic Temple||May 29, 2008
|5308 N Commercial Avenue
|16||John Palmer House||March 8, 1978
|4314 N Mississippi Avenue
|17||Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House||March 5, 1998
|7807 N Denver Avenue
|18||Portland Van and Storage Building||February 22, 1996
|407 N Broadway
|19||PT-658 (motor torpedo boat)||September 4, 2012
|6735 Basin Avenue
|20||Rinehart Building||December 24, 2013
|3037–3041 N Williams Avenue
|21||St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station||November 21, 2003
|8302 N Lombard Street
|22||Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks||August 10, 1979
|921–949 N Russell Street
|23||Frederick Torgler Building||March 18, 1999
|816–820 N Russell Street
|24||U.S. Post Office – St. Johns Station||March 4, 1985
|8720 N Ivanhoe Street
||This Depression-era, small community post office in the Georgian style, with Colonial Revival elements, was completed in 1933. It is unusual among small Oregon post offices in that it was designed by a local architect, Francis Marion Stokes.|
|25||USS LCI-713 (Landing Craft)||April 12, 2007
|1401 N Hayden Island Drive
||(Ed. note: see  )|
|26||Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church||September 6, 2016
|3138 N Vancouver Avenue
|27||Vancouver–Portland Bridge||July 16, 1982
|Spanning the Columbia River on Interstate 5 northbound
||Historic Bridges and Tunnels in Washington TR|
|28||Villa St. Rose||November 22, 2000
|597 N Dekum Street
|29||West Coast Woods Model Home||September 14, 2002
|7211 N Fowler Avenue
|30||West Hall||September 22, 1977
|5000 N Willamette Boulevard
|31||Wilson–Chambers Mortuary||April 5, 2007
|430 N Killingsworth Street
|32||John Yeon Speculative House||August 1, 2007
|3922 N Lombard Street
||One of a series of speculative houses by native Oregon architect and conservationist John Yeon following the critically acclaimed Watzek House (1937). The series included nine houses built between 1938 and 1940 in Lake Oswego and Portland. The houses used a modular design concept that pioneered the use of external plywood as a building material and separate ventilation louvers, which allowed for series of fixed pane glass to be inset between vertical mullions. Yeon is frequently cited as one of the originators of what became known as the Northwest Regional style of architecture.|
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||Summary|
|1||C. W. Parker Four-Row Park Carousel||August 26, 1987|
|January 4, 2008||1492 Jantzen Beach Center
||Removed from National Register in 2008 by request of owner. Put in storage in 2012 due to remodeling in the vicinity.|
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- Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
- National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on September 14, 2018.
- Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
- Kramer, George (February 2011), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Broadway Bridge (PDF), retrieved October 4, 2013.
- Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Maiya Martin; Bette Davis Nelson (2008-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Paul Bunyan Statue" (PDF).
- For additional details on the nomination process, see also: Bales, Michael (2008-10-09). "Kenton: Historic moment for Paul Bunyan statue?". The Oregonian. Portland. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- Kolva, H. J. (August 31, 1984), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form for Federal Properties: U.S. Post Office (St. John's Station) (PDF), retrieved May 30, 2017.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database: Portland-Vancouver Highway Bridge, archived from the original on March 3, 2016, retrieved October 16, 2016.
- "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 12/31/07 through 1/04/08". National Park Service. January 11, 2008. Retrieved 2016-02-17.