Guide to the Grant Park Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon


The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden consists of three bronze statues grouped around a splash fountain. The figures represent three beloved characters from children’s author Beverly Cleary’s books: Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Henry’s dog Ribsy.

Grant Park is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland. Grant Park is bordered by the neighborhoods of Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire to the north, Rose City Park to the east, Hollywood District, Laurelhurst, and Sullivan’s Gulch to the south, and Irvington to the west. Grant Park is the setting for Beverly Cleary‘s Klickitat Street series of books.

The Grant Park is a family-friendly feel, with quiet, residential streets that are lined with comfortable family homes. Grant Park with large mature trees, sports facilities, playground, and off-leash dog area, is the social center of the neighborhood.

Grant Park abuts (and overlaps) the following neighborhoods: Irvington on the west, Sullivan’s Gulch on the east, Alameda on the north, Hollywood on the east, Laurelhurst on the southeast, Beaumont-Wilshire on the northeast, and Rose City on the east.

The Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) website is where you can read the GPNA newsletter online. It is an eight-page quarterly publication that is distributed to over 2,000 homes between NE Broadway and NE Knott and from NE 26th to NE 47th, with some overlap around the outside edges. It is full of information.

To see how the neighborhood fits in with the rest of the area, download a map of Northeast Portland.

History of Grant Park

Originally one of Portland’s streetcar suburbs, Northeast Portland underwent a great building boom from 1890-1913. During that time, Northeast Broadway, one of the district’s main thoroughfares, evolved naturally into a busy strip of restaurants and shops needed to support Portland’s growing eastside population.

How the Neighborhood Got Its Name

After General Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the U.S.A. Grant visited Portland three times, a rare thing for a president to do in the days before air travel or before rail travel was standardized and safe. Early in his military career, Grant was assigned to Fort Vancouver, where he made friends with many of Portland’s politicians.

Schools in the Grant Park Neighborhood

Find your school attendance area or a school site and view the boundary area using School Locator. Read how to use the interactive map by clicking on the “Information” icon (circle with an “i” in the center).

  • Schools in the Neighborhood  A list of public and private schools in the Grant Park neighborhood.
  • Public Schools in the Neighborhood  Elementary and Middle: Beverly Cleary K-8. High school: Grant High School
  • School Report Cards  Report Cards for schools and districts in Oregon. Select “Portland SD 1J” to view individual schools within the Portland Public School District. 

Grant Park Home Styles

Grant Park features classic style homes to Craftsman, cottage, Cape Cod, and bungalows. Most homes sell well above $400,000 and they retain their value as evidenced below by the ‘Grant Park Home Prices.’

Portland Monthly Magazine Guide to Neighborhoods

PDXMonthlyMag_April2014In their April issue every year, the Portland Monthly Magazine features the past year home prices along with other information about Portland neighborhoods and suburban communities. To read the magazine’s latest stories and numbers visit the Real Estate section. 

The numbers on the website and printed magazine are divided into four sections (real estate, people, crime, and lifestyle) on each of the Portland 90 plus neighborhoods as well as about 25 suburban communities. The website offers over 50 items of information about each Portland neighborhood and suburban community. 

The magazine added a feature on their website for homes sold in 2014 and it’s also available for homes sold in 2015 — an interactive map where you can click on a neighborhood and a pop-up displays five items (1-year median price change, 5-year median price change, median gross rent, walkability score and percent of newcomer) for a Portland neighborhood as well as a suburban community. Note the detailed numbers for each of the four sections for homes sold in 2015 are displayed below the map.   

To visit the magazine’s website latest stories and numbers visit their Real Estate section — click on “Neighborhoods” to view the numbers for the Portland neighborhoods and click on “Suburbs” for the numbers on communities in the metro area. Note the detailed numbers for each of the four sections for homes sold in 2014 and 2015 are displayed below the map. To access the Portland neighborhoods and metro communities demographic data and home prices by year: 

Grant Park Demographics  Below are some facts about the neighborhood gleaned from the magazine’s website. A few numbers can tell much about the character of a neighborhood.

  • Average year homes built in the neighborhood:  1926
  • Percent of residents below poverty level:  6.7%
  • Percent of  neighborhood land area that is in parks:  7%
  • Percent of residents that live within 1/2 mile of a park:  85%
  • Percent of residents that commute by bike or walking:  15.2%

1Grant Park Home Prices:  2007 to 2015

  • Number of Homes Sold in Grant Park—►  50 homes sold in 2015 and there no distressed sales. 55 homes sold in 2014 and there were no distressed sales. 71 homes sold in 2013 and  1% were distressed sales. 66 homes were sold in 2012 and 5% were distressed sales. 46 homes were sold in 2011 and 4% were distressed sales.  53 homes were sold in 2010.
  • Median Price for Homes Sold in Grant Park—►  $599,400, $573,242 in 2014, $490,000 in 2013, $495,750 in 2012, $471,000 in 2011, $470,000 in 2010, $432,000 in 2009, $547,250 in 2008, and $505,000 in 2007.
  • Average Cost per Square Foot—►  $233 in 2015, $221 in 2014.
  • 1-Year Median Sales Price Change in Grant Park—►  4.6% sales price change in 2015, in 2014 the sales price change was 17%, in 2013 the sales price change was -1%, In 2012 the sales price changes was 5%, in 2011 the sales price change was 0%, and in 2010 the sales price change was 9%.
  • 5-Year Median Sales Price Change in Grant Park—►  27.3% sales price change for the years 2011-2015. 2010 to 2014 the sales price change was 5%. 2009 to 2013 the sales price change was -10%. 2008 to 2012 the sales price change was -9%. 2007 to 2011 the sales price change was -5%. 2006 to 2010 the sales price change was 3%.
  • Portland Metro Area Median Home Price—►   $308,000 in 2015, $285,500 in 2014, $310,600 in 2013, $235,000 in 2012, $221,000 in 2011, $239,900 in 2010, $247,000 in 2009, $278,000 in 2008, and $290,000 in 2007.
  • Portland Metro Area Average Home Price—►  $354,500 in 2015, $333,000 in 2014, $265,000 in 2013, $275,000 in 2012, $263,300 in 2011, $282,100 in 2010, $289,900 in 2009, $330,300 in 2008, and $342,000 in 2007.

Please be aware that the above figures are subject to error and are intended as guidelines only. 

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Parks and Community Centers in the Neighborhood

grant_statuesGrant Park is located at NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place and it has close to 20 acres. It has a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, softball field, tennis court, restroom, dog off-leash area, picnic site, picnic tables, wading pool, and playground. The park also has an outdoor pool, a 25-yard shallow pool with a kid slide and 25-yard deep pool, heated to 84 degrees. The water depths of the pool range from 2-8 feet.

The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden at Grant Park celebrates author Beverly Cleary’s colorful characters. the writer grew up in this neighborhood, and Grant Park is where her stories take place. Statues of Henry Higgins with his dog, Ribsy, and Ramona in her raingear stand around a central fountain. Lee Hunt, a local artist, designed the garden’s child-friendly bronze sculptures.

The Beverly Cleary sculpture garden at Grant Park celebrates author Beverly Cleary’s colorful characters. The writer grew up in this neighborhood, and Grant Park is where her stories take place. Statues of Henry Higgins with his dog, Ribsy, and Ramona in her raingear stand around a central fountain. Lee Hunt, a local artist, designed the garden’s child-friendly bronze sculptures.

The Northeast Community Center (NECC) in Hollywood was started by a group of volunteers who formed a nonprofit, the NECC took over the building in 2008 that originally served as the Northeast YMCA for 80 years. The big yellow building just west of Starbucks was extensively renovated by volunteers and donors who wanted to save the facility and maintain its longtime heritage of service to the community. That heritage is now being expanded.

Grant Park has 19 acres of park land and open spaces according to Metro and the Portland Department of Parks and Recreation.

Walking in Grant Park

Walking in Grant Park means more than taking an evening stroll in the neighborhood. It means that you can walk to the library, restaurants, and even to food markets such as Trader’s Joe over in the Hollywood area.

In the City of Portland 2005 Livability study, 94% of Grant Park residents rated their neighborhood “good” or “very good” on these two items: (1) Walking distance to bus stop and (2) Access to shopping and other services.

Here are two walks that are close to the Grant Park neighborhood:

  • Alameda Ridge  This 4.4-mile loop through Alameda includes a turnaround block at a 1927 mansion built by lumber baron Thomas Autzen. The walk’s many stairs, beautiful homes, and great views make it a fun adventure.
  • Hollywood  This is a short walk through the Hollywood neighborhood. It offers enough places to stop, shop, and eat that it can take all day.

Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live. Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. Portland is the 14th most walkable city in the U.S. with a Walk Score of 63, a Transit Score of 50 and a Bike Score of 72. There are over 3,000 restaurants and coffee shops in Portland. People in Portland can walk to an average of five restaurants and coffee shops in five minutes.

The Walk Score for the Grant Park neighborhood is 81, the Transit Score is 60, and the Bike Score is 94. 

Grant Park

Very Walkable

Walk Score®


out of 100

Grant Park is the 20th most walkable neighborhood in Portland.

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More About Grant Park

Learn more about the Grant Park Neighborhood by visiting Portland Maps.The site provides information about businesses, demographic data, crime stats, parks, schools, aerial photos, maps, elevation, and more in the neighborhood. All you need is a property address — use “2402 NE 32nd Place” or an address of your choice.

  • Neighborhood Association WebsiteGrant Park.
  • Location  From downtown cross over the Willamette River on the Broadway Bridge and you’ll head east on NE Weidler Street. Take a left on NE 26th Avenue. You’ll be in the southwest corner of Grant Park.
  • Boundaries of Grant Park  East – NE 47th Avenue. South – NE Broadway Street and NE Tillamook Street. North – NE Knott Street, NE Stanton Street, NE Wisteria. West – NE 26th Avenue.
  • Map of Boundaries  Grant Park
  • Topography  Flat. Mature shade trees line every street in Grant Park.
  • Sidewalks and Streets  The street pattern is a grid with sidewalks for walking.
  • 2Drive Time to Downtown  12-13 minutes.
  • Public Transportation  Grant Park has three bus routes. The Northeast schedule and routes can be found at TriMet Website. No MAX light rail or streetcars but it’s just a 10-12 minute walk to the Hollywood/NE 42th Avenue MAX stop. Transit Score provides a 0-100 rating indicating how well an address is served by public transportation. Ratings range from “Rider’s Paradises” to areas with limited or no nearby public transportation.
  • Commuting  8% of the neighborhood residents commute using public transportation, 10.7% by biking, and 4.6% walk.
  • 3Census 2010 Demographics  Population: 3,937. Area in acres: 319. Average population density: 12 person per acre. Number of households: 1,534. Average size of household: 2.57 persons. Median household income: $88,741. Families with children: 29.1%. Home owners: 87.3%. Renters: 12.7%. Diversity: 9.1% non-Caucasian. More census data about Grant Park at Portland Online and City Data.
  • 4Crime Stats   There were 150 property crimes  (assault, arson, burglary, larceny, robbery, theft from auto, vehicle theft) in 2014. There were seven violent crimes (aggravated assault, homicide, robbery, rape) committed in 2014. There were 42 crimes per 1,000 residents in 2014. For the latest crime statistics and historical data for the Grant Park neighborhood, visit the Portland Police Bureau website.
  • 5Shopping and Services  Number of supermarkets: 1. Number of health clubs 0. Number of coffee shops: 0. Although there are a limited number of retail outlets in the neighborhood, residents are close to the Hollywood District which offers at variety of shopping opportunities.
  • Farmers Market  The Hollywood Farmers Market is held at Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues. 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, May-November. More information at Hollywood Farmers Market.
  • Eating Out  Another reason is live in Grant Park is that you can walk over to the Hollywood District and dine at Sweet Basil Thai, the Blind Onion Pizza Pub, or a few others. Or head over to NE Fremont for even more places to eat. Visit Willamette Weeks’ Restaurant Guide by Neighborhood for a list of eating places in Grant Park.
  • Public Library  The closest branch library of the Multnomah County Library system is the Hollywood at 4040 N.E. Tillamook Street.
  • Who Lives in Grant Park  Professionals! Who else could afford the home prices? The median age of a Grant Park resident is 41 according to Census 2010.
  • Autos in the Neighborhood  SUVs and luxury autos along with a handful of hybrids.
  • 6Biking  Qualify is fair. Grant Park has 2.2 miles of bike lanes.

Map of the Grant Park Neighborhood


1Real Estate Values  Data on real estate values provided by RMLStm. Distressed properties refer to the percentage of total homes sold that were short sales and bank-owned properties. The One Year Median Sale Price Percent Change is based on a comparison of the rolling average sale price for the last 12 months with the 12 months before — this is an example for 2014:  (1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014) with 12 months before (1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015). The Five Year Median Sales Price Percent Change is calculated in the same way using a five-year time span.
2Drive Time to Downtown  Estimated commuting time obtained from Yahoo Maps and Google Maps. Drive time was calculated from a central intersection in each neighborhood to Pioneer Courthouse Square during the morning peak commute time.
3Demographics Data  Numbers were obtained from Census 2010 and
4Crime Statistics  Numbers on crime were obtained from the Portland Police Bureau.  The Uniform Crime Reports documents crimes in three categories: Part I, Part II-A, and Part II-B. Part I crimes are classified as either violent or property crimes. Aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery are classified as violent while arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft are classified as property crimes. Part II-A crimes are drugs, embezzlement, forgery, fraud, prostitution, sex offenses, simple assault, stolen property, vandalism, and weapons. Crimes per 1,000 figures are based on reported incidents of violent crime as well as larceny, burglary, and vehicle theft. To view the latest crime statistics and historical data for the Portland neighborhoods, visit the Portland Police Bureau website.
5Shopping and Services  Numbers were determined from local directory listings and county/municipal library systems.
6Biking  Quality  Rating based on the 2007 Cycle Zone Analysis conducted by the City of Portland Office of Transportation. The six-tier ratings have been reduced to three levels: High, Fair, and Low.