Thanks to the folks at Mapping Inequality, in Richmond VA. I have the area descriptions for those 9 Portland areas that were redlined in the 1937 maps of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation. While I have seen the maps before, I haven't seen the actual narrative descriptions until now.
The first area description is for area labelled D 2, which is in inner NE Portland and included, according to HOLC, three quarter of Portland's black residents.
The map for that area is HERE and pasted below:
The area description , as a PDF file, is HERE. (I found it best to download and print the one pager rather than zooming in and out on the screen).
It includes this detailed description.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.