Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon

Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR

neighborhood_name = Cathedral Park
association_name = Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association
association_website =
coalition_name = North Portland Neighborhood Services
coalition_website =
area = 2.65
map_url =
portlandmaps_x = 7624121.947
portlandmaps_y = 708659.945
censusyear = 2000
pop_total = 3033
pop_density = 1145
households_total = 1361
occupancy = 94
households_owned = 701
households_owned_pct = 52
households_rented = 660
households_rented_pct = 48
household_size = 2.23
footnotes =

Cathedral Park is a both a park and a neighborhood in the North section of Portland, Oregon on the east shore of the Willamette River.


The St. Johns Bridge connects the neighborhood to the Linnton and Northwest Industrial neighborhoods in Northwest Portland across the Willamette. In addition to these neighborhoods, Cathedral Park is bordered by St. Johns on the northeast and University Park on the southeast.

The 1911 Sanborn Map Index for the City of St. Johns, Oregon shows that the Cathedral Park neighborhood was part of the original City of St. Johns prior to annexation by Portland in 1915. [ [ Portland Communities ] ]

City park

The neighborhood is named after its most prominent landmark, the city park also called Cathedral Park [] , which in turn is named after the cathedral-like columns of the St. Johns Bridge it surrounds. The park covers the area where a 15-year-old St. Johns girl named Thelma Taylor was raped and murdered in 1949. [ Portland Mercury article which mentions the Taylor murder] [ article that mentions Taylor murder and location]


External links

* [ North Portland Walking Map]

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