Sullivan’s Gulch is a neighborhood in Northeast Portland bordered by Lloyd District to the west, Irvington and Grant Park to the north, Kerns and Laurelhurst to the south and Hollywood to the east. The neighborhood is located along I-84, which is its southern border and the neighborhood extends to NE Broadway St to its northern border. Sullivan’s Gulch runs from NE 11th Ave to NE 33rd Ave from west to east. The neighborhood abuts Lloyd Center on the western border on NE 15th Ave where residents can enjoy great shopping.
Sullivan’s Gulch is a mixed urban and residential area. The western border is the beginning of commercial district in Lloyd and there are also lots commercial establishments on NE Broadway St. You will still see some single family houses in Sullivan’s Gulch on some streets in the inner neighborhood but most homes here are condos, apartments, and multiplex houses. Detached single family houses are typically bungalows and historic craftsman. You will also see many vintage apartments and newly developed high-rise condominiums near Lloyd District on NE 15th Ave and Multnomah St for a more urban lifestyle.
The gulch in Sullivan’s Gulch was formed at the end of the last ice age when the ice dam containing Glacial Lake Missoula thawed some 40 times, causing floods that once flooded Willamette Valley. This picture shows the gulch that not really seen today due to the Freeway I-84 running along on top of it but the gulch is still there and the railroad tracks runs along the bottom of it.
Neighborhood Data for Sullivan’s Gulch, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||72||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||10 min|
|Population||2,683||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||9,574|
|Median Age||39||Home Ownership %||36%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||2%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||61%|
|Average Commute Time||21 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||4%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||3%||% of Commuters by Walking||10%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||4|