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Neighborhood Statistics

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East Columbia neighborhood is located in Northeast Portland in the Columbia Slough Watershed. It is situated between the Columbia Slough to the south, and the Columbia River to the north. The neighborhood is zoned for mostly commercial and industrial, thought there are small pockets of rural residential as well. The historic city of Vanport, a public housing project built to provide homes for World War II shipbuilders, was partially located in East Columbia. Vanport was at one time the second largest city in Oregon. The entire city was destroyed by a 1948 flood and all of its residents displaced. East Columbia is a part of the North Portland Neighborhood Services Coalition.


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