Portland Sights

Chapman and Lownsdale squares

  • Between SW Salmon St. and SW Jefferson St. and SW 4th and 3rd Ave. Map It
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Updated 10/28/2014

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During the 1920s these parks were segregated by sex: Chapman, between Madison and Main streets, was reserved for women, and Lownsdale, between Main and Salmon streets, was for men. The elk statue on Main Street, which separates the parks, was given to the city by David Thompson, mayor from 1879 to 1882. It recalls the elk that grazed in the area in the 1850s.

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Between SW Salmon St. and SW Jefferson St. and SW 4th and 3rd Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97201, United States

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Updated 10/28/2014


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