The Bridge Between Nature and Neighborhood
July 4, 2017
Posted by anna
Cathedral Park Neighborhood is a unique and vibrant community in North Portland, with a small-town feel and a host of natural resources.
Cathedral Park Neighborhood includes a 23-acre waterfront park on the Willamette River below the St. Johns Bridge with one of Portland’s two boat launches on the river. Cathedral Park is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Portland, with its gothic-style arches providing the perfect framework for photography and events.
The neighborhood is bordered by Baltimore Woods,a 30 acre strip of woods and green space between the residential and industrial areas of the neighborhood between Cathedral Park and Pier Park, with protection and stewardship provided by Friends of Baltimore Woods. Just across the St. Johns Bridge is lush Forest Park, stretching for more than 8 miles on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. Just a few miles drive north is Sauvie Island, a farmland and wildlife refuge and a favorite destination for bikers, and one of the largest river islands in the United States.
Cathedral Park attracts thousands of visitors annually for the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, the oldest continuous free jazz festival west of the Mississippi, and the Portland Festival Symphony. Other events include the Willamette River Festival, Christmas Ships, Portland Bridge Swim, ArtWalk, and Movies in the Park.
The neighborhood is home to to world-class chocolate maker Moonstruck Chocolates, Occidental Brewing Company, and Cathedral Park Place, a multi-building business incubator located in a former woolen mill. Along the river, Green Anchors is is a 7 acre eco-industrial park providing working space for artists and builders.
Cathedral Park’s greatest assets are its residents, with positive, friendly attitudes and a powerful sense of community.
Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association supports volunteer community participation in the development of our neighborhood.
General Neighborhood Association meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Meetings are located at the BES Water Lab, 6543 N Burlington Ave, Portland, OR 97203.