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, March 28th, 2017 at 11:25am
Want to help make Portland a truly great walking city? Apply to be a member of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for PedPDX, Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. Deadline is April 16!

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/633817?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 4:54am
Attend the April meeting of the Land Use & Transportation Committee to learn more about the plans for the former Macy's space in the Meier & Frank Building. We'll also likely have time for some more general discussion about land use & transportation topics.

Date: Monday, April 17
Time: 5:30-7:00
Place: 1900 SW 4th Ave, room 2500B

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/03/07/exclusive-first-look-at-whats-in-store-for-the.html
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationMonday, March 27th, 2017 at 1:47pm
Design Week Portland returns with a number of events, exhibits, and open houses related to many types of design- including the built environment. A Bright Lights event on April 24 will focus on the Green Loop, a concept to make walking and biking easier in the Central City.

https://www.designweekportland.com/events/hq-portland-s-green-loop-what-is-it-who-s-it-for-is-it-a-good-idea
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a link.Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 10:29am
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Portland Police Bureau's post.Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:56am
Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association
Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 12:01pm
Take the time to read Mayor Wheeler's State of the City address. Several downtown issues are mentioned, including the proposed activation of Poet's Beach. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/wheeler/article/633636

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.