Sellwood, Portland, Oregon

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Sellwood-Moreland, Portland, Oregon
Neighborhood representation
AssociationSellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE)
CoalitionSoutheast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Neighborhood geography
Area4.68 km² (PDF map)
LocationInteractive map
Demographics (2000)
Population10475 (density 2238/km²)
Households5159 (96% occupied)
Owned2682 (52%)
Rented2477 (48%)
Size2.03 persons (average)
 
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Sellwood-Moreland, Portland, Oregon
Neighborhood representation
AssociationSellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE)
CoalitionSoutheast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Neighborhood geography
Area4.68 km² (PDF map)
LocationInteractive map
Demographics (2000)
Population10475 (density 2238/km²)
Households5159 (96% occupied)
Owned2682 (52%)
Rented2477 (48%)
Size2.03 persons (average)

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. 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.[1] The town of Sellwood was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 25, 1889.[2] It was annexed by the city of Portland in 1893.

The neighborhood is linked to Southwest Portland across the Willamette by the Sellwood Bridge, the southernmost of Portland's bridges. The bridge is due for a costly replacement or renovation.

Sellwood has an amusement park named Oaks Park, many restaurants, and many upscale antique shops along the Antique Row on SE 13th Avenue.

References

  1. ^ Snyder, Eugene E.. Portland Names and Neighborhoods: Their Historic Origin. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1979. p.202.
  2. ^ 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. http://books.google.com/?id=Yr2wAAAAIAAJ&dq=oregon%20legislature%20hillsboro%20incorporation&pg=PA1007. 

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Coordinates: 45°27′54″N 122°39′00″W / 45.465°N 122.65°W / 45.465; -122.65