Powellhurst-Gilbert, Portland, Oregon

Powellhurst-Gilbert, Portland, Oregon

Infobox Neighborhood Portland OR
neighborhood_name = Powellhurst-Gilbert
association_name = Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association
association_website =
coalition_name = East Portland Neighborhood Office
coalition_website = http://www.epno.org
area = 8.90
map_url = http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=58619
portlandmaps_x = 7677678.734
portlandmaps_y = 673839.885
censusyear = 2000
pop_total = 17,988
pop_density = 2,021
households_total = 6298
occupancy = 93
households_owned = 3637
households_owned_pct = 58
households_rented = 2661
households_rented_pct = 42
household_size = 2.86
footnotes =

Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders the neighborhoods of Montavilla, Hazelwood, and Mill Park on the north, Centennial on the east, Pleasant Valley on the east and south, and Lents and South Tabor on the west.

According to the Neighborhood Plan, [http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=94085] the neighborhood is named after two of its schools: Powellhurst (named in the 1920s after 1850s settler Jackson Powell) and Gilbert (named after William M. Gilbert, an Indiana emmigrant who settled in the area c. 1890).Settlement of the community by farmers via the Donation Land Claim Act began in the middle of the 19th century. Rail service to Portland began in 1892, spurring residential development. The resulting suburb was gradually annexed by Portland beginning in the 1960s and completing in 1994.

External links

* [http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=94085 Outer Southeast Community Plan: Adopted Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Plan] (Portland Bureau of Planning, March, 1996)
* [http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/powellhurst.html Guide to Powellhurst Gilbert Neighborhood] (PortlandNeighborhood.com)

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