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Argay
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Argay is located in Portland, Oregon
Argay
Argay
Location in Portland, Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Area
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.86 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 5,788
 • Density 3,085/sq mi (1,190.9/km2)
Housing
 • No. of households 2402
 • Occupancy rate 96% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 1395 households (58%)
 • Renting 1007 households (42%)
 • Avg. household size 2.41 persons

Argay is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. Argay is bounded by the Columbia River on the north, NE 122nd Ave on the west, Interstate 84 on the south, and NE 148th Ave. on the east. Originally conceived of by Art Simonson and Gerhardt (Gay) Stabney (the “Ar” and “Gay” of Argay) as a “move-up” suburban family neighborhood alternative to Portland's congested inner-city, Argay Terrace built out as planned with larger, better-quality homes on large lots spread out over the gently sloping terrain that gave the area an open feeling and many of its homes stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. Homes are typical of the style called “Mid-Century Modern” with a mix of one-story ranches (most with basements or daylight basements), split-entry, split-level, and even some modern two-story colonials.

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