At the turn of the century, Portland was on the move and the streetcar was the vehicle. Streetcar lines radiated eastward from downtown and … Keep Reading ››
Parkrose was founded in 1911 and by 1925 the district was "one of the most progressive and promising commuting districts on the eastern border of the city". Stretching from the Columbia River to I-84, the district is home to many longtime businesses including Parkrose Hardware (10625 NE Sandy Blvd) and Elmer's Restaurant (10001 NE Sandy Blvd).
Did You Know?
- Auto enthusiasts can find everything they need to keep their rides running at Brown's Parkrose Tire Factory (12030 NE Sandy Blvd) and Moto Guzzi (10401 NE Marx St).
- Bistro 23 (5530 NE 122nd Ave) serves up farm-to-table dishes just minutes from the airport while Cameo Café (8111 NE Sandy Blvd) showcases Korean comfort fare in a quirky setting.
- The Grotto (8840 NE Skidmore St) was built in 1923 on Union Pacific Railroad land. Today, the 62-acre Catholic shrine features a botanical garden and rock cave with a life-size marble replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta.
- Bread and Badger (12003 NE Ainsworth Cir) creates unique glassware sandblasted with original art.
Signature Annual Events
- Monthly Luncheon
- Trunk or Treat (October)