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, August 4th, 2015 at 3:54pm
Our Downtown National Night Out Party is this FRIDAY, August 7th! Join us in Lovejoy Fountain Park at 6 p.m. to visit with our community partners, grab a soda donated by Peterson's Market, get your raffle ticket at the Downtown Neighborhood table, and pick a prime spot to enjoy the music of Red Ray Frazier. Hope to see you Friday!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a link.Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 5:32pm
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationThursday, July 30th, 2015 at 11:45am
There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Downtown Portland has the highest number of new construction projects. Check out this post from Next Portland to see where development is happening in the city and to see a complete summary of every project in every neighborhood. It's an amazing way to catch up on what's going in where!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association at Pettygrove ParkWednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 8:03am
The lunch time concert series in Pettygrove Park kicked off today with violinist Aaron Meyer. The concerts are Wednesdays at noon and it's a great way to enjoy summer in Portland. Check it out if you are in the area!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationWednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 7:43am
Requiring parking in new apartment construction drives up the rent in buildings and hurts housing affordability. Read the data from Seattle and Portland in the article below.
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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.