It is bordered by the Mississippi River on the west and University Avenue to the east. Lowry Avenue NE is the northern extent of the neighborhood, which runs to 16 th/17 th avenues NE in the south.
This small neighborhood is named after the legendary pioneer, explorer and leader Pierre Bottineau who bought land here in 1845. Bottineau neighborhood has a rich history with the large number of ethnic groups that have settled in this area over the years. (Source: City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Profiles)