Kenton

About Kenton

Before the 1900s, Kenton was a farming community similar to other townships in the area like University Park and St. Johns until it became a company town built by the Swift Meat Packing Company.

By 1910, $120,000 worth of buildings had been erected in the neighborhood with many fashioned out of concrete and brick. Two three-story brick hotels were built in Kenton in 1910. Plants from companies like the National Wood Pipe Company, Davis Safe and Lock Company, Union Meat Company and Portland Union Stockyards called Kenton home. A concrete apartment building was built by C. H. Carey costing US$22,000. In 1909, Portland, Oregon Mayor Joseph Simon took an automobile trip to Kenton where he announced general improvements for the community like road pavement, street lamps and a fire station. The streets were still dirt in 1910, leading the Kenton Push Club to lobby the Portland City Council to pass a bond to pave the roads. After a long fight with the city council, the roads were paved in 1911. By 1913, US$300,000 had been spent on paving the streets of Kenton. The growing community soon demanded a park, library and schoolhouse. Just a few years later, Kenton was annexed with St. Johns by the City of Portland, becoming home to Portland’s main stockyards and the center of the West Coast cattle trade for a time.

Articles about Kenton

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Shannon Dooley

By Sorcha Porter: Licensed Assistant to Shannon Dooley In a time where interest rates are high...

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Shannon Dooley

..Many people don't want to be landlords. Whether it's for ethical reasons or personal landlord-ing is not for everyone. But it doesn't mean you can't use your home to create a side hustle and generate passive or low/ work income.

Cute house with huge back yard!

Nicole Levy

I love all the trees especially the black walnut, fruit trees and raised garden beds. The...

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James Peterson

1130 NE 64th Ave. Portland, OR 97213 Beautiful move-in ready home in North Tabor. Enjoy time...

Just Sold: Charming Kenton Home

Melissa Dorman

8701 N HAMLIN AVE Portland, OR 97217 Charming Kenton Remodeled Home with Circle Drive, Green Arch. Living room...

New Proud Ground Homeowner!

Nicole Chavira

🌟 CONGRATULATIONS NEW HOMEOWNER 🌟 . I have to give a big shoutout to my friend...

Kenton Bungalow + Detached ADU

Kim Parmon

 7622 N Brandon Ave.,  | Portland, OR 97217 Offered at $629,900 | MLS #23306119 Bungalow :...

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