Cully Neighborhood – Your New Home
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Cully is a NE Portland neighborhood that is very close to the airport and the Washington border. This urban neighborhood feels far more diverse than many Portland locations. There is a large community vibe in Cully, and you definitely get the feeling that people who live here take an active interest in improving their neighborhood.
Cully is a culturally diverse urban neighborhood with a mix of commercial and residential development. There is a strong sense of community identity, and active neighborhood involvement in issues such as effectively addressing crime, traffic control, and generally improving the quality and livability of the area.
Neighbor involvement and contributions recently helped in making the Rigler Community Garden a great success. The garden provides a great community gathering place, with an opportunity for children and adults to garden, and also helps provide a healthy food source for the surrounding community.
Cully offers many attractive homes, and given Portland’s rising home prices, still affords a good opportunity to families and individuals who want to live in a nice urban Portland neighborhood that isn’t too exorbitantly expensive. Home styles in this area lean towards modest family homes like ranches and smaller Craftsman styles, and starter homes.
- NEPO 42
Relaxed dog-friendly hangout offers draft microbrews & pub grub, plus a weekly trivia night & patio.
- Pizza Jerk
East Coast–style pizzeria with creative toppings amid checkerboard tablecloths in a no-frills vibe.
Charming cafe serving globally inspired breakfast & lunch favorites daily, with a patio.
Parks / Golf Course:
- Sacajawea Park
Includes dog off-leash area – fenced, and paths – unpaved. Sacajawea, as all of Oregon’s schoolchildren know, was the wife of Toussaint Charbonneau, the Frenchman hired by Lewis and Clark to lead them across the west. Although Charbonneau was supposed to know his way, Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian, wound up being the real guide. Charbonneau was relegated to the role of interpreter. This park and school are named in Sacajawea’s honor. The statue of Sacajawea in Washington Park was the first statue honoring a woman to be unveiled in the United States.
- Rigler Community Garden
In 2000, Will Levenson and Starr Hogeboom, Friends of Trees volunteers who were in the Cully neighborhood selling trees door-to-door, noticed an ugly, dusty piece of land that Rigler School was using for overflow parking. Given that the neighborhood had no park, they came up with the idea of creating a community garden in that space. For the next two years, they applied for grants, recruited volunteers, solicited donations from local businesses, filed for city permits, and negotiated a lease with Portland Public Schools to prevent the land from being sold. In total, the group received $60,000 in grants and $10,000 in fundraising. Donated materials were worth an estimated $40,000. The garden opened in September 2005.The Rigler Peace Garden, as it was unofficially named by the group of volunteers who built it, is used for both community gardening and for education. Its entrance, made of bricks and featuring a shiny sculpture made of galvanized steel and student artwork, invites children to learn about natural science as well as how to grow flowers and vegetables. A concrete path leads to a gazebo where teachers hold class. The inverted roof of the gazebo captures rainwater and funnels it down a chain into an underground storage tank that is connected to a hand-operated water pump. The north side of the garden is shaded by dozens of native trees, each one sponsored by a different Rigler classroom.
- Khunamokwst Park
Khunamokwst Park is a new park in the Cully neighborhood. As one of the most economically and racially diverse neighborhoods in Portland, the project required an approach to public involvement that was broad, innovative and inclusive. This 2.5-acre park represents a new era of inclusive parks and has something for everyone. Park features include a small beginners skatepark, play areas that include traditional and nature-based play elements, interpretive art, small prefabricated restrooms, accessible looped pathway with seating areas, and flexible open space. The park includes many sustainable features, including water conservation, drought-tolerant planting design, efficient irrigation design, native or native-adaptive plant material, innovative stormwater solutions, energy efficient lights, use of recycled materials, local materials from vendors, and an eco-roof picnic shelter.
- Thomas Cully Park
Cully Park Phase 1 includes Master Plan features: NE 72nd Avenue Community Garden; NE 72nd Greenstreet; off-leash dog area; parking lot; play area; trails; fitness course; overlooks; north slope habitat restoration; picnic areas; and youth soccer field. Phase 1 also includes a new feature, proposed by the Urban Indian community: the Native Gathering Gardens. All Phase1 features have been designed and built through a deep community‐based approach, provided local job and business opportunities, and educated youth. The Grand opening was on June 30, 2018.
- Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.This is a really great nature walk around two ponds near downtown Portland, OR, perfect for the elderly or small children. Enjoy a short walk around this natural area. This is a great place for watching birds. Children will be occupied reading the many interpretive signs on the walk. If you have a canoe this is a great place to put in to paddle the Columbia Slough area.
- Colwood Golf Center
Following the City’s acquisition of the Colwood property, the Colwood Golf Course re-opened as the new Colwood Golf Center on June 1, 2014. Exciting changes are taking place, most notably the transformation of the old 18-hole golf course into a highly desired par-3, 9-hole course. The banquet and meeting facilities, restaurant (with a revamped menu), pro shop, and new driving range are open for business!
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6033 NE Win Sivers Dr, Portland, OR
- Plane Jane’s
10530 NE Simpson St, Portland, OR
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