Sunnyside, Portland, Oregon
|• Association||Sunnyside Neighborhood Association|
|• Coalition||Southeast Uplift|
|• Total||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Density||11,960/sq mi (4,616/km2)|
|• No. of households||3,487|
|• Occupancy rate||95% occupied|
|• % households renting||65% renting|
|• Avg. household size||2.05 persons|
Sunnyside is a neighborhood in the south east section of Portland, between SE Stark St. and SE Hawthorne Blvd. (north to south) and from SE 28th Ave. to SE 49th Ave. (west to east). The Sunnyside Neighborhood motto is "Proud Past, Bright Future". Sunnyside has a "strong sense of Portland individuality" with many locally owned coffee shops and businesses. Sunnyside is sometimes referred to as the Belmont neighborhood, for its main commercial street, although technically the unofficial geographical area known colloquially as Belmont borders both Sunnyside and Richmond neighborhoods. Sunnyside is bordered by Laurelhurst to the north, Richmond to the south, Buckman to the west, and Mount Tabor to the east. Because of its Victorian architecture and bohemian culture, Hawthorne/Belmont is often compared to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district. Sunnyside has been called Portland's "uncontested champion of eco-consciousness".
Points of interest
Peacock Lane, running north and south between Stark and Belmont, is a street known locally for lavish Christmas decorations and displays.
The Sunnyside Piazza, at the intersection of SE 33rd and Yamhill, includes a huge sunflower painted on the road. This was one of Portland's first city repair projects. Residents have gathered to repaint the intersection every Memorial Day weekend since 2000.
The Belmont Firehouse is a historic firehouse that now operates as an educational museum.
The Avalon Theatre and nickel arcade is Portland's oldest operating movie theater.
|Sunnyside Architectural Gallery|
- The Belmont Library is the Multnomah County Library branch in Sunnyside.
- Little free libraries are common in Sunnyside as well as much of inner Southeast Portland.
- The Sunnyside Environmental School is a K-8 public school located in the heart of Sunnyside.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Southeast Portland, Oregon
- Belmont, Portland, Oregon
- Demographics (2000)
- "Sunnyside Neighborhood Plan". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Sunnyside Neighborhood Association". portlandoregon.gov. The City of Portland Oregon. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Kane, Jennifer. "Where are the Best Neighborhoods in Portland Oregon". Home Sweet Home Reality. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "The People's Republic of Sunnyside". Portland Monthly. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Zachary, Lawrence. "Neighborhood Identity and Sustainability: A Comparison Study of Two Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon". Portland State University. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "Community Art in Sunnyside". Portland Street Art Alliance. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- "Portland book lovers nurture neighborhood camaraderie with mini libraries". Oregon Live. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Media related to Sunnyside, Portland, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons
- Adopted Sunnyside Neighborhood Plan (1999)
- Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
- Sunnyside Street Tree Team
- Belmont Area Business Association
- Southeast Portland Bike/Walk Map
- Belmont Library
- 2000 and 2010 Census Profile
- Sunnyside Piazza Facebook Page
- Historic Sunnyside Plat
- 33rd and Belmont in 1915
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