Multnomah Neighborhood

Multnomah is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Portland, Oregon, centered around the Multnomah Village business district. The community developed in the 1910s around a depot of the Oregon Electric Railway of the same name. It was annexed by the city of Portland on November 7, 1950.[3]

Handy Andy’s garage just outside of the village

Fat City Cafe at night in the village

Multnomah lies between SW 45th Ave. in the west, SW Capitol Hill Rd. in the east, SW Vermont St. in the north, and I-5 in the south. Exceptions are the area north of SW Nevada Ct. and east of SW 26th Ave. (part of Hillsdale), an area south of SW Multnomah Blvd. and north of SW Dolph St. where SW 48th Ave. is the western border, and an area south of SW Marigold St. where SW Capitol Highway is the western border. The neighborhood is bordered by MaplewoodAshcreek, and Crestwood on the west, Hayhurst and Hillsdale to the north, and South BurlingameMarkham, and West Portland Park to the south and east.

A bit of Portland history played out in the Village on April 7, 1987, when Mayor Bud Clark fired Police Chief Jim Davis while the two were having a breakfast meeting at the Fat City Cafe.

The neighborhood celebrates “Multnomah Days” with a parade and street festival each August.

Multnomah Village was, for a long time, home to the world’s first wikiWikiWikiWeb, which was physically located in an office there.[citation needed] The website has since relocated. The village features prominently in the 2011 independent film, Rid Of Me, although its locale is cited as fictitious Laurelwood, Oregon.[citation needed]

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