Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon

Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon

Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR
neighborhood_name = Lloyd District
association_name = Lloyd District Community Association
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The Lloyd District is a primarily commercial neighborhood in the North and Northeast sections of Portland, Oregon. It is named after Ralph Lloyd (1875–1953), [http://www.ashforthpacific.com/lloyddistrict.html] a California rancher, oilman, and real estate developer who moved to and started the development of the area.

The Lloyd District is bounded by the Willamette River on the west, NE Broadway on the north, NE 18th Ave. on the east, and Interstate 84 on the south. Adjacent neighborhoods are Eliot and Irvington to the north, Sullivan's Gulch (with which it slightly overlaps) on the east, Kerns on the south, and Old Town Chinatown (via the Steel and Broadway bridges over the Willamette) to the west.The area west of Interstate 5 is called the Rose Quarter, home of the Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum. Prior to "urban renewal" in the 1950s, this area was an African American residential community, including many who had lost their homes in the Vanport flood of 1948. [http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/historical_records/dspDocument.cfm?doc_ID=0004CBF8-16F2-1ECD-A42A80B05272006C]

Most of the district lies east of I-5, where the Oregon Convention Center and Lloyd Center Mall are the principal landmarks. The area includes restaurants, shops, hotels, movie theatres, condominiums and apartments, and office buildings (the largest being the Lloyd Center Tower, standing at 20 floors and 290 feet).

The neighborhood is bike friendly and accessible using public transportation.
TriMet buses and MAX trains provide frequent service in the district. It is served by all three lines of the MAX light rail system. Four Blue Line and Red Line stations (Rose Quarter Transit Center, Convention Center, Northeast 7th Ave, and Lloyd Center/Northeast 11th Ave) and one Yellow Line station (Interstate/Rose Quarter) are within the district, as well as within MAX's no-ticket-required Fareless Square.

External links

* [http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/lloyd.html Guide to Lloyd District Neighborhood] (PortlandNeighborhood.com)
* [http://www.lloydtma.com/index.html Lloyd Transportation Management Association (TMA)] - a non-profit business association representing employers in the Lloyd District
* [http://www.asla.org/awards/2005/05winners/entry_022.html 2005 ASLA Analysis and Planning Award of Honor: Lloyd Crossing Urban Design Plan]
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=89918 Special Design Guidelines for the Design Zone of the Lloyd District of the Central City Plan] (Bureau of Planning, 1991)
* [http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=dgebg&a=ggajf Lloyd District 1960s]
* [http://www.pdc.us/ura/occ.asp Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Area] (Portland Development Commission)

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