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 AssociationFriday, September 23rd, 2016 at 10:53am
Let the people in power know what you think would help with the current housing crisis! RSVP requested at the link below.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:46pm
For all of the regular users of Waterfront Park who regularly tell us about problems with bikes in the park, you should direct your thoughts about this to Commissioner Fish; he made it clear that cars matter, but pedestrians and people on bikes don't. Oh, and the Portland Business Alliance also opposed getting the bikes out of Waterfront Park because it would inconvenience drivers; apparently their letter to the City Council was very convincing.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared a link.Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 1:59pm
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Neighbors West-Northwest's photo.Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 7:36am
Downtown has quite a few Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URM) and they are very vulnerable to earthquakes. If you live or work in a URM, then please review this information and share your thoughts on the draft policy with the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management. Your life could very well depend on it.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Neighbors West-Northwest's photo.Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 5:41am
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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.