One of Portland’s oldest neighborhood associations, the Downtown Neighborhood Association was formed in 1977 to improve the livability of the central city.

Subscribe for neighborhood news and announcements

* indicates required
You can also receive announcements from these DNA committees:
Follow us on Facebook
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a post.Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 9:18am
"It's been hard to be a Portland renter in recent years. The median income for Portland renters is $30,000, according to the Portland Housing Bureau's 2016 State of Housing report; median rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $18,240 a year, and vacancies are rare." Eighty-five percent of Downtown Neighborhood residents are renters.
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Portland State University Alumni Association's photo.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 2:00pm
Just in time for your new year's resolutions!
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Portland Bureau of Emergency Management's post.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 9:55am
While this isn't technically in Downtown, it's still close by and MarchFourth always puts on a great show!
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a link.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 3:50am
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a Page.Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:25pm
Congratulations to Better Block PDX for winning a 2016 Spirit of Portland Award! We loved their Better Naito and Green Loop Demonstration projects in downtown!

About the Downtown Neighborhood Association

 

Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association is: people who live, work, go to school, or own businesses in Downtown Portland. We work together and with the city of Portland to improve safety and livability, address transportation and land use issues, and build community. The a PDNA is one of the primary sources of public input for city bureaus and officials as they make decisions about Downtown development. Through position statements, public testimony, and participation in citizen advisory groups, the PDNA and its members weigh in on critical decisions that shape the future of life in Downtown Portland. If you’re interested in getting involved, come to a meeting, become a member, and join our mailing list.

Downtown History

First Congregational Church

 

Completed in 1875, the bell tower of the First Congregational Church at SW Park and SW Main stands 175 feet tall. It’s a landmark in Downtown, and its height made the the church the tallest building in Portland for 60 or so years. Designed by Swiss architect Henry J. Hefty to resemble the Old South Church in Boston, the church is one of a few examples of Venetian Gothic architecture in the U.S., and its stained glass windows were created by Povey Brothers Studio in 1906. The church’s bell is still rung by pulling a rope, and can be heard every Sunday throughout the South Park Blocks.