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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Sellwood Community Center
Sellwood Community Center
1436 SE Spokane Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 0.23
Acquired in 1920

Includes basketball court - indoor, community center, gymnasium, kitchen - reservable, meeting room - reservable, party room - reservable, picnic tables, playground, plaza, 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

Related Information
Sellwood Community Garden Map.pdf (PDF Document, 1,219.2 Kb)

Special Information

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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.