Sellwood, Portland, Oregon

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Sellwood-Moreland
Neighborhood
Sellwood Park along the Willamette River
Sellwood Park along the Willamette River
Sellwood-Moreland is located in Portland, Oregon
Sellwood-Moreland
Sellwood-Moreland
Coordinates: 45°27′54″N 122°39′00″W / 45.465°N 122.65°W / 45.465; -122.65Coordinates: 45°27′54″N 122°39′00″W / 45.465°N 122.65°W / 45.465; -122.65
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CityPortland
Government
 • AssociationSellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE)
 • CoalitionSoutheast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Area
 • Total1.81 sq mi (4.68 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total10,475
 • Density5,800/sq mi (2,200/km2)
Housing[1]
 • No. of households5159
 • Occupancy rate96% occupied
 • Owner-occupied2682 households (52%)
 • Renting2477 households (48%)
 • Avg. household size2.03 persons

Sellwood-Moreland is a neighborhood on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River in Southeast Portland, Oregon, bordering Westmoreland to the north, Eastmoreland to the east, and the city of Milwaukie to the south. The neighborhood is linked to Southwest Portland across the Willamette by the Sellwood Bridge, the southernmost of Portland's bridges.

History[edit]

Sellwood originated as an independent city, as a rival of nearby early Portland on the 1,320-acre (5.3 km2) Donation Land Claim of Reverend John Sellwood, who sold the claim in 1882 to the Sellwood Real Estate Company.[2] The town of Sellwood was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 25, 1889.[3] It was annexed by the city of Portland in 1893.[citation needed]

Features[edit]

Sellwood has an amusement park named Oaks Park along the river. A bike trail next to railroad tracks above the river is accessible from Sellwood, and links Milwaukie and downtown Portland. The Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge was established in 1988 and has allowed the preservation and protection of numerous species. Walking trails go through the park, traversing woods, meadow and marshland.

Milwaukie Avenue and SE 13th Avenue are the locations of many restaurants, Moreland Theater, specialty retail and neighborhood stores, upscale antique shops, and other stores.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Snyder, Eugene E.. Portland Names and Neighborhoods: Their Historic Origin. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1979. p. 202.
  3. ^ Baker, Frank C. (1891). "Special Laws". The Laws of Oregon, and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Sixteenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly Thereof. Salem, Oregon: State Printer: 1007.

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