The Laurelhurst neighborhood is located in Southeast Portland. It is bordered by the Kerns, Sullivan’s Gulch, Hollywood, Center and Sunnyside neighborhoods. This is one of Portland’s most popular neighborhoods because it has older, established feel to it and it is conveniently located with an easy commute into Downtown. There is plenty to do in the area, with many restaurants and other community amenities.
Laurelhurst is a beautiful area full of charming homes in all shapes and sizes, from the cute bungalow with a covered front porch, to sprawling stone and brick homes with grand lawns. Located near the Laurelhurst park, this is a great neighborhood for families and taking a strol along beautiful tree-lined streets. Laurelhurst is conveniently located along major East Portland streets for easy commute to popular dining and shopping locations and downtown.
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Laurelhurst Park is one of the most popular parks in the city of Portland. It features beautiful mature trees, a pond, basketball court, disabled access play area, disabled access restroom, dog off-leash area, historical site, horseshoe pit, paths, paved and unpaved paths, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, stage, tennis court, and volleyball court. “In 1909, the land that is now Laurelhurst Park was purchased from the estate of William S. Ladd, who developed Ladd’s Addition and twice was mayor of Portland. Ladd named his 486-acre parcel Hazel Fern Farm, after the name of one of the streets in the area. Here Ladd developed one of the most prestigious stock farms in the West. In fact, his purebred Jersey cattle probably laid the foundation for Oregon’s future livestock industry. As East Portland developed, Ladd’s tract of land became too valuable for agricultural use. Ladd sold his land for over $1,000,000 to the Laurelhurst Company around the turn of the century.
A spring-fed pond on the property had always been a favorite watering hole for cattle, as well as a favorite swimming hole for both children and adults. In 1911, seeing the potential for a park as part of the Olmsted Plan, the City of Portland bought 30 of the acres, including the pond.” (Source: Portland Park and Recreation)
Laurelhurst Park – 3900 Southeast Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
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Laurelhurst Theater – The Laurelhurst Theater became part of Portland’s cultural and architectural history when it was built in 1923, one of the first art deco style buildings of the period. What was once a successful family theater lost out to the multiplexes of the late eighties. (Source:LaurelhurstTheater.com)
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