Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association website
East Portland Neighborhood Office Website
Neighborhood Boundaries Map
Capital Improvement Projects*
Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Demographics
2000 and 2010 Census Info
1990 Census Info
East Neighborhood Events Calendar
East Neighborhood News
Public Land Use Notices
Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. It borders the neighborhoods of Montavilla, Hazelwood, and Mill Park on the north, Centennial on the east, Pleasant Valley on the east and south, and Lents and South Tabor on the west.
According to the Neighborhood Plan, the neighborhood is named after two of its schools: Powellhurst (named in the 1920s after 1850s settler Jackson Powell) and Gilbert (named after William M. Gilbert, an Indiana emmigrant who settled in the area c. 1890). Settlement of the community by farmers via the Donation Land Claim Act began in the middle of the 19th century. Rail service to Portland began in 1892, spurring residential development. The resulting suburb was gradually annexed by Portland beginning in the 1960s and completing in 1994.