Portsmouth, Portland, Oregon

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Portsmouth
Neighborhood
Portsmouth is located in Portland, Oregon
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Coordinates: 45°35′12″N 122°43′06″W / 45.58660°N 122.71840°W / 45.58660; -122.71840Coordinates: 45°35′12″N 122°43′06″W / 45.58660°N 122.71840°W / 45.58660; -122.71840
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CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CityPortland
Government
 • AssociationPortsmouth Neighborhood Association
 • CoalitionNorth Portland Neighborhood Services
Area
 • Total1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total8,304
 • Density7,600/sq mi (2,900/km2)
Housing[1]
 • No. of households2866
 • Occupancy rate94% occupied
 • Owner-occupied1378 households (48%)
 • Renting1488 households (52%)
 • Avg. household size2.90 persons

Portsmouth is a neighborhood in the North section of Portland, Oregon. It is named for Portsmouth Avenue, a major street in the district. It is bordered by Lombard Street to the South, Chautauqua Boulevard to the East, Columbia Boulevard to the North, and the Burlington Northern Railway to the West. The neighborhood is served by three public schools: César Chávez School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, and Clarendon Regional Early Learning Academy.

Portsmouth used to also include the neighborhood that is now known as University Park. Portsmouth ("ports" + "mouth" = Portsmouth) was bordered on one side by the Columbia River and on another side by the Willamette River. This explains why there is a park named "Portsmouth Park" in the University Park neighborhood, and a park named University Park in Portsmouth.

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