The Cully neighborhood is located in Northeast Portland, bordering Sumner, Roseway, Rose City Park, Concordia, and Sunderland. As of 2016, the population was 14,223.
The Cully neighborhood is named after an early pioneer by the name of Thomas Cully. He came to Oregon by way of Texas. He was a stone mason and built the first chimney in Portland, at a house near the corner of SW First and Washington, and he lived in the Cully neighborhood.
Cully offers a nice blend of an urban neighborhood with the charm of a community feel. 56.3% of Cully residents live in homes with at least one person under the age of 18. The majority of homes are craftsman homes.
The neighborhood has won a number of community awards, including the Spirit of Portland Neighborhood Association Award; and in 2012, a Cully Association Chairwoman received the Spirit of Portland Community Stewardship Award.
The Rigler Community Garden is perhaps one of the best examples of the Cully neighborhood’s community-oriented feel.The concept developed in 2000 by Will Levenson and Starr Hogeboom, and came to fruition in 2005. The Garden involves both community members and students at Rigler School. The park entrance includes a sculpture featuring student artwork, and invites children to learn about natural science and growing flowers and vegetables. The inverted roof of a gazebo in the garden captures rainwater and funnels it underground to a storage tank, which is connected to a water pump. It is a popular place for neighbors to connect, with the added bonus of providing food for community members.
In addition to the Community Garden, the neighborhood association hosts events such as “Coffee with a Cop” and neighborhood cleanup initiatives.
The Cully neighborhood is in close proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, gas stations, and shopping.
Zip Code: 97218
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
A few nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips