Next wave of gentrification hits East Portland

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Gentrification is spreading to East Portland neighborhoods between 82nd Avenue and Interstate 205.

A few blocks from the city’s lone Walmart — known for its blue-collar clientele — homebuilders are knocking down small cottages on large lots and erecting multiple two-story homes in their place. That means fewer starter homes or affordable rentals in the area, and more large houses priced $100,000 to $150,000 more than what they replaced, says Cora Potter, who has observed several demolitions a block or two from her house on Southeast Holgate Boulevard and 86th Avenue.

It’s not the stereotypical gentrification of white newcomers replacing African-Americans, Potter says. It’s often Asian immigrants looking to buy new houses for multigeneration families near the Jade District, the cluster of Asian groceries, restaurants and other services along 82nd Avenue and spreading both directions on Division Street and Powell Boulevard. In a single block of 87th Avenue just south of Holgate, Potter can point out at least seven houses, or more than half the neighbors, who are Asians.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

 

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