National Register of Historic Places listings in North Portland, Oregon

National Register of Historic Places listings in North Portland, Oregon
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The following list attempts to comprehensively present the full set of National Register of Historic Places listings in North Portland, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) recognizes buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 80,000 NRHP sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to approximately 1,900,[3] and over one-fourth of those are found in Portland. While these sites are heavily concentrated in the Downtown, Northwest District, and Southwest Hills neighborhoods, a significant portion are widely spread across all five of Portland's quadrants.

Only NRHP sites within the municipal boundaries of Portland are shown in this list and its companion lists for the other four quadrants. Some sites beyond city limits will appear in other lists showing "Portland" as a general locality, but are excluded here. Although Portland's legal boundaries extend into Clackamas and Washington counties, all of the city's NRHP sites lie within Multnomah County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted November 10, 2011.[4]


Current listings

[5] Site name[6] Image Date listed[6] Location[7] City or Town[8] Summary
1 Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House Bruening House - Portland Oregon.jpg November 27, 2004 5919 N Williams Avenue
45°33′57″N 122°40′01″W / 45.5659°N 122.6669°W / 45.5659; -122.6669 (Henry C. and Wilhemina Bruening House)
2 Paul Bunyan Statue[9] Paul Bunyan Portland.jpg January 28, 2009[9] Corner of N Denver Avenue and N Interstate Avenue[9]
45°35′01.76″N 122°41′11.74″W / 45.5838222°N 122.6865944°W / 45.5838222; -122.6865944 (Paul Bunyan Statue)
Portland[9] This 31-foot (9.4 m) sculpture of folkloric logger Paul Bunyan in Portland's Kenton neighborhood was built in 1959 to commemorate the centennial of Oregon's statehood during the Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair. Its steel skeleton and detailed, painted-plaster sheathing were crafted by local companies and tradesmen, and it was prominently placed on Interstate Avenue at what was then the main northern gateway to Portland. Reflecting Oregon's tradition of rugged individualism and identification with the timber industry, the statue is an outstanding example of 20th-century, novelty roadside architecture.[10][11]
3 David Cole House David Cole House - Portland Oregon.jpg August 6, 1980 1441 N McClellan Street
45°34′59″N 122°40′56″W / 45.58313°N 122.6822°W / 45.58313; -122.6822 (David Cole House)
4 Charles Crook House Crook House - Portland Oregon.jpg February 21, 1997 6127 N Williams Avenue
45°34′01″N 122°40′01″W / 45.56701°N 122.6669°W / 45.56701; -122.6669 (Charles Crook House)
5 Davis Block Davis Block - Portland Oregon.jpg March 18, 1999 801–813 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′30″W / 45.54103°N 122.675°W / 45.54103; -122.675 (Davis Block)
6 Elliott House Elliott House - Portland Oregon.jpg September 21, 2005 2022 N Williamette Boulevard
45°33′43″N 122°41′16″W / 45.56195°N 122.6879°W / 45.56195; -122.6879 (Elliott House)
7 Hryszko Brothers Building White Eagle-Hryszko Brothers Building - Portland Oregon.jpg July 31, 1998 836 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′30″W / 45.541°N 122.6751°W / 45.541; -122.6751 (Hryszko Brothers Building)
8 Peter Jeppesen House Jeppesen House front - Portland Oregon.jpg September 10, 1987 4107 N Albina Avenue
45°33′13″N 122°40′28″W / 45.5535°N 122.6745°W / 45.5535; -122.6745 (Peter Jeppesen House)
9 Kenton Commercial Historic District Kenton Commercial Historic District - Portland Oregon.jpg September 3, 2001 Roughly along N Denver Avenue, from N Willis Street to N Watts Street[6]
45°34′57″N 122°41′13″W / 45.58246°N 122.6869°W / 45.58246; -122.6869 (Kenton Commercial Historic District)
10 Kenton Hotel Kenton Hotel - Portland Oregon.jpg October 16, 1990 8303–8319 N Denver Avenue
45°35′00″N 122°41′14″W / 45.58327°N 122.6871°W / 45.58327; -122.6871 (Kenton Hotel)
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12 Memorial Coliseum[12] Portland Memorial Coliseum - Portland Oregon.jpg September 10, 2009[12] 1401 N Wheeler Avenue[12]
45°31′57″N 122°40′06″W / 45.53247°N 122.66838°W / 45.53247; -122.66838 (Memorial Coliseum)[12][13]
13 John Mock House Mock House - Portland Oregon.jpg February 15, 1980 4333 N Willamette Boulevard
45°34′31″N 122°42′43″W / 45.57528°N 122.7119°W / 45.57528; -122.7119 (John Mock House)
14 Mount Hood Masonic Temple[14] Mt Hood Masonic Temple - Portland Oregon.jpg May 29, 2008[14] 5308 N Commercial Avenue[14]
45°33′43.25″N 122°40′14.92″W / 45.5620139°N 122.6708111°W / 45.5620139; -122.6708111 (Mount Hood Masonic Temple)
15 John Palmer House John Palmer House - Portland Oregon.jpg March 8, 1978 4314 N Mississippi Avenue
45°33′17″N 122°40′32″W / 45.55477°N 122.6755°W / 45.55477; -122.6755 (John Palmer House)
16 Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House Paterson House - Portland Oregon.jpg March 5, 1998 7807 N Denver Avenue
45°34′47″N 122°41′13″W / 45.57965°N 122.6869°W / 45.57965; -122.6869 (Thomas M. and Alla M. Paterson House)
17 Portland Van and Storage Building Portland Van and Storage Building - Portland Oregon.jpg February 22, 1996 407 N Broadway[15]
45°32′02.47″N 122°40′14.94″W / 45.5340194°N 122.6708167°W / 45.5340194; -122.6708167 (Portland Van and Storage Building)
22 Portland–Vancouver Highway Bridge Interstate Br from Hayden Island, oblique.jpg July 16, 1982 Spanning the Columbia River
45°36′23″N 122°40′55″W / 45.60648°N 122.682°W / 45.60648; -122.682 (Vancouver-Portland Bridge)
Portland and Vancouver, Washington
18 St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station St Johns Signal Tower Gas Station - Portland Oregon.jpg November 21, 2003 8302 N Lombard Street
45°35′22″N 122°45′08″W / 45.58932°N 122.7521°W / 45.58932; -122.7521 (St. Johns Signal Tower Gas Station)
19 Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks Smithson-McKay Brothers Block - Portland Oregon.jpg August 10, 1979 921–949 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′37″W / 45.54121°N 122.6769°W / 45.54121; -122.6769 (Smithson and McKay Brothers Blocks)
20 Frederick Torgler Building Torgler Building - Portland Oregon.jpg March 18, 1999 816–820 N Russell Street
45°32′28″N 122°40′30″W / 45.541°N 122.675°W / 45.541; -122.675 (Frederick Torgler Building)
21 US Post Office – St. John's Station St Johns Station North View.jpg March 4, 1985 8720 N Ivanhoe Street
45°35′25″N 122°45′23″W / 45.59029°N 122.7563°W / 45.59029; -122.7563 (US Post Office - St. John's Station)
Portland Depression-era, small community post office in the Georgian style, with colonial revival elements. It is unusual among small Oregon post offices in that it was designed by a local architect, Francis Marion Stokes.[16]
23 Villa St. Rose Villa St Rose entrance facade - Portland Oregon.jpg November 22, 2000 597 N Dekum Street
45°34′19″N 122°40′18″W / 45.57206°N 122.6716°W / 45.57206; -122.6716 (Villa St. Rose)
24 West Coast Woods Model Home West Coast Woods Model Home - Portland Oregon.jpg September 14, 2002 7211 N Fowler Avenue
45°34′32″N 122°42′25″W / 45.57547°N 122.7069°W / 45.57547; -122.7069 (West Coast Woods Model Home)
25 West Hall West Hall Portland University 1894.png September 22, 1977 5000 N Willamette Boulevard
45°34′18.24″N 122°43′28.56″W / 45.5717333°N 122.7246°W / 45.5717333; -122.7246 (West Hall)
26 Wilson–Chambers Mortuary Wilson-Chambers Mortuary - Portland Oregon.jpg April 5, 2007 430 N Killingsworth Street
45°33′44.83″N 122°40′14.91″W / 45.5624528°N 122.6708083°W / 45.5624528; -122.6708083 (Wilson-Chambers Mortuary)
27 John Yeon Speculative House Yeon Speculative House - Portland Oregon.jpg August 1, 2007 3922 N Lombard Street
45°34′36.98″N 122°42′27.25″W / 45.5769389°N 122.7075694°W / 45.5769389; -122.7075694 (John Yeon Speculative House)
Portland One of a series of speculative houses by native Oregon architect and conservationist John Yeon following the critically acclaimed Watzek House (1937). The series included nine houses built between 1938 and 1940 in Lake Oswego and Portland. The houses used a modular design concept that pioneered the use of external plywood as a building material and separate ventilation louvers, which allowed for series of fixed pane glass to be inset between vertical mullions. Yeon is frequently cited as one of the originators of what became known as the Northwest Regional style of architecture.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ National Park Service (1997). "How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation". Retrieved 2008-12-17 
  2. ^ National Park Service. "National Register Research". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  3. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (2008-08-08). "Oregon National Register List". Retrieved 2008-10-09 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on November 10, 2011.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words (e.g. last name). Various colorings (defined here) differentiate standalone NRHP sites from NRHP sites that also hold status as National Historic Landmarks, historic districts, National Historical Parks, or hold other historic designations.
  6. ^ a b c National Park Service. "National Register Information System". Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  7. ^ Text: Except as otherwise noted, all entries are drawn from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (2008-08-08). "Oregon National Register List". .
    Coordinates: Except as otherwise noted, all entries are drawn from either: (a) Google Earth KMZ files available at: National Park Service. "National Register Information System".  (b) A Google Earth search for the given street address. In limited instances, editors have adjusted coordinates for accuracy.
  8. ^ Except as otherwise noted, all entries are drawn from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (2008-08-08). "Oregon National Register List". Retrieved 2008-10-09 
  9. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-02-06). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/26/09 through 1/30/09". Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  10. ^ Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Maiya Martin, Bette Davis Nelson (2008-03-19) (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Paul Bunyan Statue. 
  11. ^ For additional details on the nomination process, see also: Bales, Michael (2008-10-09). "Kenton: Historic moment for Paul Bunyan statue?". The Oregonian (Portland). Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  12. ^ a b c d e Minor, Kristen (2009-04-21) (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Memorial Coliseum. 
  13. ^ Coordinates converted from UTM to latitude and longitude using the NAD27 datum, employing the utility at, accessed on 2009-09-17.
  14. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2008-06-06). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/27/08 through 5/30/08". Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  15. ^ Both the National Register Information System and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office incorrectly give 407 NE Boradway.
  16. ^ National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for Federal Properties - Form No. 10-306, August 31, 1984

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