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 shared The Earth Story's photo.Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:23pm
If you are curious about what to expect during a Cascadia earthquake, read this summary from the recent Christchurch earthquake. What would you do in an earthquake?
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Metro's post.Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:11pm
Are you interested in reptiles and amphibians or do you know a teenager who is? Metro is looking for volunteers who are willing to pull on their chest waders and help with the amphibian count. Sounds like fun!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:39am
The Peace One shelter in the Menashe Building on SW 4th and SW Washington is reopening today! It has capacity for 125 people, including some couples, allows pets, and has day storage. The shelter is being run by Transition Projects, Inc and will be operational through the end of May. This is great news!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Women's March on Portland - January 21, 2017's photo.Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 11:52am
Here's the route for the Women's March next weekend. Attendance estimates are anywhere from twenty to twenty five thousand people, potentially the largest protest march in Portland's history. Expect heavy traffic in downtown next Saturday!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Julie Kirby's photo.Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 8:19pm
More downtown fun photos!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association shared Portland Farmers Market's post.Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 7:17pm

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.