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Clarendon Community Garden

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Portsmouth Neighborhood Association

The Portsmouth Neighborhood Association received an Interstate Urban Renewal Community Livability grant for the installation of a play structure and a community garden at the former Clarendon Elementary School site. The two adjacent projects now provide recreational uses on the site for neighborhood children and gardeners.

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Portland Public Schools closed Clarendon School as part of the district's K-8 school conversion program in 2006. Since then, the site has been underutilized and no longer provides a civic use for the neighborhood. In 2010, the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association identified the school as a location for a new community garden and approached Portland Public Schools and PP&R.

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9235 N Van Houten Avenue
Portland, OR 97203


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