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Montavilla
Neighborhood
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Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°34′45″W / 45.52642°N 122.57904°W / 45.52642; -122.57904Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°34′45″W / 45.52642°N 122.57904°W / 45.52642; -122.57904PDF map
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Area
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 16,287
 • Density 7,479/sq mi (2,887.8/km2)
Housing
 • No. of households 6,579
 • Occupancy rate 95% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 3,817 households (58%)
 • Renting 2,762 households (42%)
 • Avg. household size 2.48 persons

Montavilla (a syllabic abbreviation of "Mt. Tabor Village) is a neighborhood in the Northeast and Southeast sections of Portland, Oregon, United States, and contains an area east of Mount Tabor and west of Interstate 205, from the Banfield to SE Division. It is bordered by North Tabor, Mount Tabor, Madison South, Hazelwood, and Powellhurst-Gilbert.

Transportation

Three roads bounding Montavilla—Division, I-84, and I-205—are major transportation arteries, giving the neighborhood easy automobile access to the city center and outlying areas. Within Montavilla, Glisan, Burnside, and Stark Streets run east–west and 82nd Avenue runs north–south; all are major transportation streets served by TriMet bus lines. The Max serves one stop in Montavilla, at 82nd Avenue, and another at the Gateway Transit Center, just outside the boundary. The neighborhood is the future home to the Seventies Neighborhood Greenway, which will address a gap in north-south bicycle and pedestrian facilities near NE 82nd Avenue. Current greenways run north–south approximately on 86th Avenue and east–west along Mill Street.

82nd Avenue

The state-managed highway OR 213, locally referred to as 82nd Avenue, bisects the neighborhood from north to south. It is a highly commercial street that is directly surrounded by dense neighborhoods of primarily single-family homes. Because 82nd Avenue runs through the neighborhood, residents often cross this five-lane road for school, work, or recreation. The intersection of 82nd and Glisan Street is among the city's identified high-crash intersections, and it is ranked by the City of Portland as the most dangerous intersection within Portland for pedestrians, however no public plans have been announced to improve this intersection. The intersections with SE Division and E Burnside are also identified as high-crash intersections. In an attempt to improve the quality of life around 82nd Avenue, the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition was formed; among its main goals is the transfer of ownership of 82nd Avenue to City of Portland control, instead of state control.

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