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 Metro's post.Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 12:46pm
These charts are shocking, especially the two regarding rent increases. Again, eighty percent of downtown residents are renters, and half of the people who live in Portland are renters. These charts put the rent increases over the last four years into a format where everyone can see just how badly our renters need protection from price gouging. Household income did NOT increase by 40% - 70% in the last four years, but housing prices did.
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationThursday, February 4th, 2016 at 1:52pm
There's a survey at the bottom of the article where you can add your two cents about which transportation option is better. Both transportation options will end in downtown, so please take the time to complete the quick survey!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationThursday, February 4th, 2016 at 10:46am
Bike share is coming to Portland! If you are interested in providing feedback on where the Bike Share locations should be located, please attend on of the upcoming open houses:

March 17th (Thursday) – Noon – 2:00 p.m., City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Avenue
March 30th (Wednesday) – 5:00 – 7:00pm, Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue
April 5th, (Tuesday) – 6:00 – 8:00pm, Metropolitan Learning Center, 233 NW Glisan Street
April 7th (Thursday) – 5:30 – 7:30pm, Immaculate Heart Church, 2926 N Williams Avenue

We won't be hosting individual meetings on the Bike Share program as two of the open houses are happening in downtown. We hope you will help make this a successful program!

Here's a link to the website with more info: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/562824
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 4:59pm
Find out what local governments are doing on the affordable housing front!
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Portland Downtown Neighborhood AssociationWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 11:41am
This what a 5% bureau cut looks like.
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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.