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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Sellwood Community Center
Sellwood Community Center
1436 SE Spokane St Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-3195

General Info
Acreage: 0.23
Acquired in 1920

Amenities
Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, picnic tables, playground, preschool program, wedding site – reservable, and wireless Internet access.
Basketball Court – Indoor Community Center Kitchen – Reservable Meeting Room – Reservable Party Room – Reservable Picnic Tables Playground Wedding Site – Reservable Wireless Internet Access

Program Information

Historical Information
The building was originally constructed as a residential hotel for the men who worked in the old Sellwood Log Mill. It also had a small swimming pool which was decommissioned in the 1940s. In 1910, it became the first branch of the YMCA in Portland. PP&R began teaching classes there in 1918, and the City of Portland purchased the facility in 1920 as its second community center. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, one of only three such designated buildings in the neighborhood. It is also a City of Portland Historic Landmark.