While primarily an industrial area, going east along NE Columbia Boulevard from NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard there is a small residential area along NE Marine Drive.

On the northern edge of the predominant warehouse district there is a broad area of wetlands including sections of the Columbia Slough where migrating waterfowl and other wildlife live. Also, the is a small collection of contemporary homes and houseboats along the river and pockets of new construction to the south of NE Marine Drive.

Cully map

2000 Census data

Population 607 (density 124/km²)
Households 62 (86% occupied)
Owned 31 (50%)
Rented 31 (50%)
Size 9.79 persons (average)
Area: 4.88 km²

Business Associations

Columbia Corridor Business Association

Columbia Slough Watershed Council


Picture of Dignity Village


Included in Sunderland is the site of Dignity Village. Dignity is a self-sustaining community of homeless. In 2004 there were nine “eco houses” that were built in Dignity Village by residents and volunteers with eight more on the way.

Learning methods of sustainable and eco-friendly living, residents are practicing techniques such as permaculture, rainwater collection, green roofs and construction using cob or straw-bales.

Other links to Dignity Village


Detailed Map of Sunderland

Sunderland map