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Portland Bird Mural

Neighborhood: Westmoreland
Business Address: 6705 SE 14th Avenue

The Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Mausoleum, which overlooks the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, is now the site of the largest mural in the United States, and it’s entirely for the birds. The wetland motif mural encompasses almost 50,000 square feet. Begun as a great blue heron mural in 1991 in honor of Portland’s city bird, the project has recently been completed thanks to a generous collaboration of sponsors.

The mural now features dozens of bird species found in the Portland area, including wood ducks, an osprey, a red-tailed hawk, a red-winged blackbird and many more.


Share-It Square

Neighborhood: Sellwood
Business Address: 9th Avenue & SE Sherret Street

A unique intersection in the Sellwood neighborhood, Share-It Square is a multi-media meeting place of sorts. Structures on several corners with neighborhood information, this square has an earth mother feeling to it. The intersection streets are brightly painted flowers. 60’s Hippie meets New Age Greens.


Sellwood Riverfront Park

Neighborhood: Sellwood
Business Address: SE Spokane Street & Oaks Parkway

Sellwood’s lovely riverfront park lies along the Willamette River. A great place to walk your dog or in the summertime enjoy the river or one of the neighborhood festivals.


Oaks Pioneer Church

Neighborhood: Sellwood
Business Address: 455 SE Spokane Street

Oaks Pioneer Church, originally St. John’s Episcopal Church, was built in 1851 and moved to the edge of Sellwood Park in 1961. It has been carefully and lovingly restored by the Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League and is now listed as a Portland Historical Landmark and in the National Register of Historical Places.


Sellwood Pool

Neighborhood: Sellwood
Business Address: 7951 SE 7th Avenue

Outdoor pool, oval-shped swimming pool, heated to 84 degrees with a drop slide, kiddie slide, play structure and spray features. Open June 21-September 6

This poll was built in 1910 as a a replacement for the municipal bath house which had been at the foot of Jefferson Street. The Sellwood pool was the first structure of its kind in the city. It was a large wooden edifice with a ten-foot board fence around it to provide privacy for the segregated sexes who switched off days. Girls could use the pool one day, boys the next. The pool has been in continuous use since 1910.


Eastmoreland Golf Course

Neighborhood: Eastmoreland
Business Address: 2425 SE Bybee Blvd

Eastmoreland Golf Course has 18 hole of championship golf, a covered & lighted driving range, full-line Pro shop and dining at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Bar & Grill. Eastmoreland is a beautiful setting for golfers of all abilites.


Westmoreland Park

Neighborhood: Westmoreland
Business Address: SE McLoughlin Blvd & Bybee Blvd

City of Portland’s Westmoreland Park is 42 acres with a baseball field, basketball court, disables access picnic area, disabled access restrooms, football field, horseshoe pit, paths-paved, paths-unpaved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, statue or public art & tennis court.

The park began as a part of a residential subdivision that was subtracted from the Ladd Estate’s Crytal Spring Stock Farm in 1909. The park was then developed in the 1930’s and 1940’s.


Sellwood Park

Neighborhood: Sellwood
Business Address: SE 7th Avenue & Miller Street

City of Portland’s Sellwood Park is 16.65 acres with a baseball field, basketball court, disables access picnic area, disabled access restrooms, football field, horseshoe pit, paths-paved, paths-unpaved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field & tennis court.

The area is named for John Sellwood, an Episcopal minister who owned the land claim in what is now the Sellwood area. Sellwood Park used to be the site of the City View Racetrack.


Crystal Springs Rhododendren Garden

Neighborhood: Eastmoreland
Business Address: SE 28th Avenue & Woodstock Blvd

The more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants in the Garden have all been donated by volunteers and interested individuals. Beginning in early spring and continuing into summer, they provide a magnificent display of clor, giving visitors the opportunity to view many varieties rarely seen in the Pacfic Northwest.


Springwater Corridor

Neighborhood: Sellwood

The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop. Extending from Southeast 4th and Ivon in Portland (near OMSI) and through the Sellwood neighborhood, the alternative transportation and recreational trail extends 21 miles, currently ending in Boring.

The Springwater Corridor is a multi-use trail. The paved surface is 10-12 feet wide with soft shoulders. The hard surface trail is designed to accommodate walkers, jogger, hikers, bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers.


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