Historically, Kenton was home to Portland's main stockyards. The 1959 Oregon Centennial Celebrations were held in Kenton, and a large statue of Paul Bunyan was erected at the intersection of N. Interstate Avenue and N. Argyle Street as a reminder of those centennial festivities. Kenton is a diverse neighborhood which is undergoing great change with lots of new joining the longtime residents. Denver Avenue is the commercial hub and undergoing tremendous change.
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** Link to PortlandMaps data shows data from within 1 mile of the selected central address of teh designated neighborhood.