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Boise neighborhood is located in North/Northeast Portland, in the Willamette River watershed. It is bounded to the west by the I-5 Freeway, and is adjacent to Interstate Avenue. In the mid 2000’s the neighborhood experienced rapid gentrification thanks in part to the Interstate Urban Renewal plan. Boise was home to a high concentration of Portland’s African American community for much of the second half of the 20th century, but the neighborhood saw its African American population drop by almost half between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The neighborhood is a mixture of residential and commercial, with two major retail corridors running through it along Williams Ave. and Mississippi Ave. Boise is a part of the Northeast Coalition of Neighbors.

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