Linnton, Portland, Oregon


Linnton, Portland, Oregon

Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR
neighborhood_name = Linnton
association_name = Linnton Neighborhood Association
association_website = http://www.linnton.com/
coalition_name = Neighbors West/Northwest
coalition_website = http://www.nwnw.org/
area = 4.77
map_url = http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=58591
portlandmaps_x = 7620287.614
portlandmaps_y = 707863.512
censusyear = 2000
pop_total = 541
pop_density = 113
households_total = 256
occupancy = 92
households_owned = 188
households_owned_pct = 73
households_rented = 68
households_rented_pct = 27
household_size = 2.11
footnotes =

Linnton is a Portland, Oregon neighborhood located between Forest Park and the Willamette River along U.S. Route 30 (NW St. Helens Rd.), close to the agricultural community of Sauvie Island. It borders the neighborhoods of Northwest Industrial on the south, St. Johns and Cathedral Park via the St. Johns Bridge across the Willamette on the east, and Forest Park (with which it overlaps substantially) on the west. The neighborhood extends north somewhat beyond Portland city limits into unincorporated Multnomah County, ending at the Sauvie Island Bridge.

History

According to "Oregon Geographic Names", the Town of Linnton was platted in 1843 by Peter Burnett (later, the first governor of California) and M. M. McCarver, who named it for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri. Linnton had its own post office from 1889–1975.

Linnton was incorporated as a city in 1910, but annexed by Portland 5 years later. As of 2006 there is talk of secession following a rejection by Portland Mayor Tom Potter and two other city council members of a waterfront revitalization plan over toxic industrial waste concerns. [http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/portland_news/115647091418190.xml&coll=7&thispage=1]

Parks

* [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=894 Clark & Wilson Property] - NW Germantown Rd.
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=127 Forest Park] - NW 29th Ave. & NW Upshur St. to Newberry Rd.
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=219 Kingsley Park] - NW St. Helens Rd.
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=240 Linnton Park] - NW 105th Ave. & St. Helens Rd.

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External links

* [http://www.linnton.com/ Linnton Neighborhood Association]
* [http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/linnton.html Guide to Linnton Neighborhood] (PortlandNeighborhood.com)
* [http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/portland_news/115647091418190.xml&coll=7&thispage=1 Linnton's town center dream dies in 3-2 vote] (Fred Leeson, "The Oregonian", August 25, 2006)
* [http://spot.pcc.edu/~rfolberg/Linnton/lcc/index.html Linnton Community Center]
*Mapit-US-cityscale|45.58582|-122.77288


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