Neighborhood Highlight – Argay

This next highlight is on Argay in Northeast Portland Oregon.  What stands out to me about this urban neighborhood is how well preserved the houses are with mature landscaping and manicured lawns.  The defining architectural style is the Split-level 1950s ranch along with single level ranches.

1950SplitLevel

Argay Terrace has large Mid-Century Modern homes featuring double car garages, winding stairways and a variety of front door designs.  Breeze block walls are another feature you will see in the neighborhood, giving privacy and solid structure for gates or gardens that are a personal favorite of mine.

Luuwit View Park is a new addition that opened October 2017 and the picture below from Portland Parks and Recreation shows the completed playground.

Luuwit View Park

The Argay neighborhood is centrally located East of downtown Portland between NE 122nd Ave. and NE 148th Ave.  North of I-84 and South of the Columbia River.  The area between NE Sandy Blvd. and the River is industrial and commercial just FYI. 😉

If you want to share your own history or comments I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you,
-Justin

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