National Register of Historic Places listings in North Portland, Oregon

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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.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] 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.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted November 27, 2015.[4]

Current listings[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location Description
1 Broadway Bridge
Broadway Bridge
November 14, 2012
Spanning the Willamette River at river mile 11.7
45°31′55″N 122°40′26″W / 45.531816°N 122.673898°W / 45.531816; -122.673898 (Broadway Bridge)
Completed in 1913, this bridge 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. In addition, it 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.[7]
2 Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House
Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House
November 27, 2004
5919 N Williams Avenue
45°33′58″N 122°40′02″W / 45.565986°N 122.667177°W / 45.565986; -122.667177 (Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House)
3 Paul Bunyan Statue
Paul Bunyan Statue
January 28, 2009
Corner of N Denver Avenue and N Interstate Avenue
45°35′02″N 122°41′12″W / 45.583822°N 122.686594°W / 45.583822; -122.686594 (Paul Bunyan Statue)
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.[8][9]
4 David Cole House
David Cole House
August 6, 1980
1441 N McClellan Street
45°35′00″N 122°40′56″W / 45.583304°N 122.682343°W / 45.583304; -122.682343 (David Cole House)
5 Charles Crook House
Charles Crook House
February 21, 1997
6127 N Williams Avenue
45°34′02″N 122°40′02″W / 45.567300°N 122.667151°W / 45.567300; -122.667151 (Charles Crook House)
6 Davis Block
Davis Block
March 18, 1999
801–813 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′29″W / 45.541131°N 122.674858°W / 45.541131; -122.674858 (Davis Block)
7 Elliott House
Elliott House
September 21, 2005
2022 N Willamette Boulevard
45°33′42″N 122°41′17″W / 45.561720°N 122.688011°W / 45.561720; -122.688011 (Elliott House)
8 Hryszko Brothers Building
Hryszko Brothers Building
July 31, 1998
836 N Russell Street
45°32′27″N 122°40′32″W / 45.540814°N 122.675442°W / 45.540814; -122.675442 (Hryszko Brothers Building)
9 Jean (steamboat)
Jean (steamboat)
August 8, 1989
North Portland Harbor
45°36′31″N 122°41′19″W / 45.608675°N 122.688611°W / 45.608675; -122.688611 (Jean (steamboat))
10 Peter Jeppesen House
Peter Jeppesen House
September 10, 1987
4107 N Albina Avenue
45°33′13″N 122°40′29″W / 45.553516°N 122.674769°W / 45.553516; -122.674769 (Peter Jeppesen House)
11 Kenton Commercial Historic District
Kenton Commercial Historic District
September 3, 2001
Roughly along N Denver Avenue, from N Willis Street to N Watts Street
45°34′57″N 122°41′13″W / 45.582383°N 122.686875°W / 45.582383; -122.686875 (Kenton Commercial Historic District)
12 Kenton Hotel
Kenton Hotel
October 16, 1990
8303–8319 N Denver Avenue
45°35′00″N 122°41′14″W / 45.583324°N 122.687228°W / 45.583324; -122.687228 (Kenton Hotel)
13 Memorial Coliseum
Memorial Coliseum
September 10, 2009
1401 N Wheeler Avenue
45°31′56″N 122°40′10″W / 45.532222°N 122.669447°W / 45.532222; -122.669447 (Memorial Coliseum)
14 John Mock House
John Mock House
February 15, 1980
4333 N Willamette Boulevard
45°34′32″N 122°42′43″W / 45.575624°N 122.712035°W / 45.575624; -122.712035 (John Mock House)
15 Mount Hood Masonic Temple
Mount Hood Masonic Temple
May 29, 2008
5308 N Commercial Avenue
45°33′43″N 122°40′15″W / 45.561856°N 122.670804°W / 45.561856; -122.670804 (Mount Hood Masonic Temple)
16 John Palmer House
John Palmer House
March 8, 1978
4314 N Mississippi Avenue
45°33′18″N 122°40′31″W / 45.554905°N 122.675170°W / 45.554905; -122.675170 (John Palmer House)
17 Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House
Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House
March 5, 1998
7807 N Denver Avenue
45°34′47″N 122°41′14″W / 45.579701°N 122.687253°W / 45.579701; -122.687253 (Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House)
18 Portland Van and Storage Building
Portland Van and Storage Building
February 22, 1996
407 N Broadway
45°32′02″N 122°40′15″W / 45.534019°N 122.670817°W / 45.534019; -122.670817 (Portland Van and Storage Building)
19 PT-658 (motor torpedo boat)
PT-658 (motor torpedo boat)
September 4, 2012
6735 Basin Avenue
45°34′11″N 122°43′11″W / 45.569697°N 122.719792°W / 45.569697; -122.719792 (PT-658 (motor torpedo boat))
20 Rinehart Building
Rinehart Building
December 24, 2013
3037–3041 N Williams Avenue
45°32′43″N 122°40′01″W / 45.545199°N 122.666886°W / 45.545199; -122.666886 (Rinehart Building)
21 St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station
St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station
November 21, 2003
8302 N Lombard Street
45°35′21″N 122°45′08″W / 45.589200°N 122.752275°W / 45.589200; -122.752275 (St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station)
22 Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks
Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks
August 10, 1979
921–949 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′36″W / 45.541182°N 122.676670°W / 45.541182; -122.676670 (Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks)
23 Frederick Torgler Building
Frederick Torgler Building
March 18, 1999
816–820 N Russell Street
45°32′27″N 122°40′30″W / 45.540837°N 122.675005°W / 45.540837; -122.675005 (Frederick Torgler Building)
24 U.S. Post Office – St. Johns Station
U.S. Post Office – St. Johns Station
March 4, 1985
8720 N Ivanhoe Street
45°35′25″N 122°45′24″W / 45.590326°N 122.756608°W / 45.590326; -122.756608 (U.S. Post Office – St. Johns Station)
Depression-era, small community post office in the Georgian style, with colonial revival elements. It is unusual among small Oregon post offices in that it was designed by a local architect, Francis Marion Stokes.[10]
25 USS LCI-713 (Landing Craft)
USS LCI-713 (Landing Craft)
April 12, 2007
1401 N Hayden Island Drive
45°36′56″N 122°40′45″W / 45.615633°N 122.679089°W / 45.615633; -122.679089 (USS LCI-713 (Landing Craft))
(Ed. note: see [1] )
26 Vancouver–Portland Bridge
Vancouver–Portland Bridge
July 16, 1982
Spanning the Columbia River on Interstate 5 northbound[citation needed]
45°37′04″N 122°40′30″W / 45.617909°N 122.675131°W / 45.617909; -122.675131 (Vancouver–Portland Bridge)
Historic Bridges and Tunnels in Washington TR
27 Villa St. Rose
Villa St. Rose
November 22, 2000
597 N Dekum Street
45°34′19″N 122°40′22″W / 45.572026°N 122.672858°W / 45.572026; -122.672858 (Villa St. Rose)
28 West Coast Woods Model Home
West Coast Woods Model Home
September 14, 2002
7211 N Fowler Avenue
45°34′31″N 122°42′26″W / 45.575411°N 122.707153°W / 45.575411; -122.707153 (West Coast Woods Model Home)
29 West Hall
West Hall
September 22, 1977
5000 N Willamette Boulevard
45°34′18″N 122°43′28″W / 45.571803°N 122.724462°W / 45.571803; -122.724462 (West Hall)
30 Wilson–Chambers Mortuary
Wilson–Chambers Mortuary
April 5, 2007
430 N Killingsworth Street
45°33′45″N 122°40′15″W / 45.562453°N 122.670808°W / 45.562453; -122.670808 (Wilson–Chambers Mortuary)
31 John Yeon Speculative House
John Yeon Speculative House
August 1, 2007
3922 N Lombard Street
45°34′37″N 122°42′27″W / 45.576939°N 122.707569°W / 45.576939; -122.707569 (John Yeon Speculative House)
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.[citation needed]

Former listing[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location Summary
1 C. W. Parker Four-Row Park Carousel Upload image
August 26, 1987
January 4, 2008
1492 Jantzen Beach Center
Removed from National Register by request of owner in 2008. Scheduled to be put in storage in 2012 due to remodeling in the vicinity.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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, retrieved June 20, 2014 .
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, retrieved January 28, 2015 .
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on November 27, 2015.
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Kramer, George (February 2011), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Broadway Bridge (PDF), retrieved October 4, 2013 .
  8. ^ Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Maiya Martin; Bette Davis Nelson (2008-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Paul Bunyan Statue" (PDF). 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for Federal Properties - Form No. 10-306, August 31, 1984

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