Nestled into Northeast Portland, the Grant Park neighborhood is home to 3,721 as of 2016. Charming residential streets lined with tall trees and cozy homes characterize the neighborhood.
The neighborhood—which also includes a park by the same name—was named after the 18th President of the United States: Ulysses S. Grant, who was at point assigned to Fort Vancouver. He visited Portland several times.
The neighborhood is known as the setting for Newberry Award winning children’s author Beverly Cleary’s series of “Klickitat Street” books. Cleary grew up in Northeast Portland. Several streets in and around the neighborhood are mentioned in her books, including the beloved children’s novel “Ramona Quimby, Age 8.”
The average home in the Grant Park neighborhood was built in 1926. The majority of homes are Craftsman, Cape Cod, or Bungalow style homes.
Grant Park Attractions
Grant Park is known for a strong sense of community. Grant Park, located in the Grant Park neighborhood, offers plenty of space for meeting together as neighbors. The park includes an outdoor swimming pool, a popular attraction for children and families in the area. In addition, Grant Park has fields for baseball and soccer, a tennis court, an area for dogs to run freely, and more—including plenty of green space for picnics or playtime.
The Beverly Clearly Sculpture Garden is another popular attraction in Grant Park. Bronze sculptures capture the spirit of several of Cleary’s most beloved characters. In addition, The Library Foundation produced a self-guided walking tour in and around Grant Park that takes walkers through some of the streets depicted in the books.
The Northeast Community Center is also located in the neighborhood. It was originally opened in 1925 as a YMCA, with the goal of providing low-cost housing to men and boys. In December of 2004, the YMCA announced plans to close the facility. A group of dedicated volunteers took it upon themselves to instead renovate it into the Northeast Community Center.
Zip Code: 97212
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike