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

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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationTuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 11:11am
The Downtown Neighborhood Association recently received an offer to discuss the rehabilitation of Duniway Park, which is being done as part of the Under Armour redevelopment of the adjacent YMCA. While Duniway Park is just outside of our neighborhood, if you are interested in learning more, we'd be happy to schedule a presentation about the park project. Please let us know if you're interested!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationFriday, July 24th, 2015 at 10:12am
If you are concerned about public safety and police staffing, please read this open letter from the Portland Police Association, which includes relevant statistics. We rely heavily on our Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Police Officer, but the increase in gang violence means that officers covering the Central Precinct (downtown), including our NRT officers, are being reassigned to other bureaus. This is a very serious issue!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 7:36am
TriMet has changed their policies regarding service animals and vaping, so check out the info before your next transit trip. Biggest take away: don't let your service animal vape on the bus or MAX.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationTuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 7:24am
July 2015 NWNW Activist E-newsletter http://p0.vresp.com/sDS8vl #vr4smallbiz
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationTuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 3:53am
Fire at the SW 4th and SW Hall Food Cart Pod by PSU.
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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.