Piedmont, Portland, Oregon

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Piedmont is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°34′28″N 122°40′15″W / 45.57444°N 122.67073°W / 45.57444; -122.67073Coordinates: 45°34′28″N 122°40′15″W / 45.57444°N 122.67073°W / 45.57444; -122.67073
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Piedmont Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition North Portland Neighborhood Services
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,025
 • Density 7,300/sq mi (2,800/km2)
 • No. of households 2874
 • Occupancy rate 96.3% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 1844 households (64.2%)
 • Renting 1030 households (35.8%)
 • Avg. household size 2.53 persons

Piedmont is a neighborhood in the north and northeast sections of Portland, Oregon. The Piedmont subdivision was platted in 1889 by Edward Quackenbush, and promoted in an early flyer as "The Emerald, Portland's Evergreen Suburb, Devoted Exclusively to Dwellings, A Place of Homes." The original subdivision, now known as "Historic Piedmont," includes parts of the Humboldt and King neighborhoods, as well as the modern Piedmont neighborhood south of Rosa Parks Way.

In 1947, after a failed attempt to build a NABISCO factory in the Rose City Park neighborhood, a factory location along Columbia Boulevard was chosen.[2] The plant was completed in August 1950.[2]


Popular culture[edit]

In the book, The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, there is a faux zombie attack recorded in which zombies attacked Piedmont and the citizens attempt to hide in the cave mines.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Doll Asylum, an annual Halloween experience hosted at a private residence since 2010


  1. ^ a b Demographics (2010)
  2. ^ a b MacColl, E. Kimbark (1979). The Growth of a City: Power and Politics in Portland, Oregon 1915-1950. Portland, Oregon: The Georgian Press. ISBN 0-9603408-1-5.

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