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 AssociationWednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:09pm
Are you ready for the upcoming Downtown Community Share & Reuse Fair? Get rid of your old furniture and electronic waste (computers, cell phones, printers, etc.), or clean out your kitchen cabinets. Or, if you need furniture or household appliances, come and find a new lamp or rice cooker at the ReUse Fair. This event is FREE and open to all downtown residents! See the flyer for more details. A community board will also be available if you would like to list anything for sale; 3x5 cards will be available for the post.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared The Community Alliance of Tenants's post.Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 4:06pm
Please pass along to the renters you know. Quick demographic tidbit: eighty percent of people who live in downtown are renters.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationMonday, August 24th, 2015 at 1:22pm
The proposal on the Goodman property on SW Columbia between SW Broadway and SW Park. It will include a zoning change (from residential to commercial) for the property fronting the South Park Blocks, as well as up to 325 parking spots. Take a walk along the Park Blocks from SW Market to SW Columbia and imagine all of those cars heading to and from the building during rush hour.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Old Town Chinatown Community Association's photo.Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 10:47am
A lot of people ask when they should call the police for the behavior they see on downtown streets; here's a flyer that answers that question. Please share with your networks!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 4:30am
The price of housing and consistently low wages means many families are only a paycheck away from being homeless.
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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.