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 Association added 3 new photos — at Lovejoy Fountain Park.Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:20am
It takes excellent balance to dance to Jujuba's Afropop music on a unicycle! Join the Halprin Landscape Conservancy for another fun Friday night in Lovejoy Fountain Park with tunes by the Shanghai Woolies! Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationMonday, July 25th, 2016 at 2:47pm
The data is in: car ownership among Portlanders has decreased significantly.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationFriday, July 22nd, 2016 at 9:46am
Mark your calendars for two more fantastic Downtown events:
Saturday, Sept 17th: Re-Use Fair in the South Parks Blocks
October 22nd: Emergency Preparedness Fair and Disaster Relief Trials at the University Place Hotel and Lovejoy Fountain Park.
More details for both events coming soon!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationThursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10:19am
The Lovejoy Fountain Summer Concerts start tomorrow with Jujuba playing from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.! Grab your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and a bottle of wine and get ready to enjoy a fun evening in our hidden downtown park. Lovejoy Fountain Park is tucked away behind the Linc Apartments, the Harrison Tower Apartments/Condos, and the 1900 SW 4th Ave Bldg. Follow the sidewalks between the buildings south from the Harrison Street Streetcar Stop and you will find a party waiting for you!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared BikePortland.org's post.Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:20am
Bike Share users: read the contract, especially that subsection that requires you to opt out within 30 days in order to retain your right to a jury trial.
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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.