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Sellwood Community Center

Community and arts center

The Sellwood Community Center facility is owned and maintained by Portland Parks & Recreation. Sellwood Community House leases this facility and manages programming and rental usage.

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Sellwood Community House

The Sellwood Community Center facility is owned and maintained by Portland Parks & Recreation. Sellwood Community House leases this facility and manages programming and rental usage. 

Size in acres

0.23

Year acquired

1920

History

The building was originally constructed as a residential hotel for the men who worked in the old Sellwood Log Mill. It also had a small swimming pool which was decommissioned in the 1940s. In 1910, it became the first branch of the YMCA in Portland. PP&R began teaching classes there in 1918, and the City of Portland purchased the facility in 1920 as its second community center. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, one of only three such designated buildings in the neighborhood. It is also a City of Portland Historic Landmark.

Reservations available

Kitchen
Meeting room
Party room
Wedding site
Images
Sellwood Community Center Billiards

Park Location or Entrance

Sellwood Community Center main entrance
1436 SE Spokane Street
Portland, OR 97202

Park amenities/activities

Basketball Court (Indoor)
Picnic Table
Plaza
Playground
Gymnasium
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)

Neighborhood

Sellwood

City section

SE