Ride your bike and lock up at one of the creative bike racks sponsored by the city or take advantage of any number of excellent business services in the neighborhood.
The Hollywood neighborhood in northeast Portland was named after the ornate Hollywood Theater which was built by Walter Tebbetts. The theater opened on July 17, 1926 with the silent movie, "More Pay-Less Work". Prior to 1926, this area was known as “Hollyrood”, Oregon after the Scottish Holyrood.
The Hollywood District was originally part of the Rose City Park subdivision which was platted in 1907. Hollywood is adjacent to the Laurelhurst and Grant Park Neighborhoods. Once upon a time, Sandy Boulevard in the Hollywood Neighborhood was the most popular automobile cruising destination in Oregon. In 1906 a streetcar line ran the length of Sandy Boulevard. Called the Rose City Line, the streetcar allowed residential growth. Hollywood soon became one of Portland’s best known commercial districts.