SJNA Elections October 8th
It's almost that time again, time to ask yourself if you can be apart of making St. Johns the great place that we all call home. What do you love about St. Johns that makes it so great? Are you willing to stand up to advocate for the issues you know matter most? Because SJNA needs you!

Last year, SJNA expanded board seats to 15 members. That's 15 opportunities to get involved, give a hoot, and grow this community for the better.

Sure, we're not perfect. We've got traffic racing through our neighborhood streets. We've got unregulated polluters impacting our air quality. We've got new buildings going up all over the area. We've got rising rents displacing our long-loved neighbors. And yet, despite it all, we've also got one of the best places to live in Portland. Be apart of what will make it better for every neighbor in the year to come.

SJNA elections are the 8th of October, 7PM, at the St. Johns Community Center.

To run: Nominations will be accepted at the start of the 10/8 meeting. Each candidate will be given equal time to speak about their position. Once done, voting will begin by write in ballot, and tallied by guests from a near-by North Portland neighborhood.

To vote: Voters must be a member of SJNA. Members either live*, work, or own a business in St. Johns or Cathedral Park (*whether you are a renter, homeowner, or houseless; if you reside here, you're apart of SJNA). Voters must also attend either the August or September general meetings.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting, September 10th, 7PM, at the St. Johns Community Center to learn more about SJNA, our voting process, and to be eligible to have your October vote count!
Check Your Voter Registration!
The deadline to register or update your records is October 16th!
Emergency Preparedness
Transportation Summit Location Update
The upcoming Transportation Kick Off event has been updated, update your calendar on September 19th, and enter the following details.

North Portland Transportation Kick Off
September 19th at 6:00PM
Kaiser Town Hall

A coalition of North Portland neighborhoods have been hard at work for over a year to create a platform to express growing concerns about transportation, safety, accessibility, and mobility in North Portland.

Are you frustrated by traffic issues? Do you wish that the Fessenden / St. Louis project would get started already (more on that below)*? Do you want safer, more accessible travel options in your community?

Then be here and tell your city and government leaders what you need. Already on the guest list are keynote speaker OR Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, and City Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly.

To get involved and make the summit a success, email
Community Corner
Crosswalks Coming to Downtown St. Johns

After working working tirelessly with PBOT to allocate awarded grant funds toward safer streets, SJNA's Safety and Livability Team can confirm almost a dozen new crosswalks being painted in the downtown St. Johns Lombard corridor. For a full map, click here.
St. Johns Sewer Construction Continuing In September

Environmental Services will move forward on a project to repair over 11,000 feet, or about 2 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This investment in your neighborhood will allow for continued dependable sewer service and protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
For a project map, go to the webpage at
Community Calendar
SEPTEMBER 14th | 5PM - 9PM | Roosevelt Homecoming Parade & Game
Roosevelt High School and surrounding streets

Sign up to march in the community parade as a local organization or school group or sign up to table at the RHS homecoming football game tailgate party. Application link coming soon! Support your local high school!
SEPTEMBER 20th | 2PM - 7PM | St. Johns Clothing Closet
St. Johns Center for Opportunity - 8250 N Lombard

Free clothing is available to any community member in-need! Once per month, SJCO opens its doors so that folks can come in and pick out the items that they love most. Have clothing to donate? Donations can be dropped off Tues - Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8250 N Lombard.
SEPTEMBER 22nd | 9AM - 1PM | Naturescaping Workshop
BES Water Pollution Control Lab - 6543 N Burlington

Learn how to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time and money! Explore how native plants can make your outdoor space a vibrant, healthy place for people, pets, and wildlife. You'll dig up fresh ideas, tips & resources to bring back to your yard.

Register online at: or call 503-222-7645.
OCTOBER 6th | 8AM - 1:30PM | Free Large Tree Giveaway
Cathedral Park Boat Ramp

The St. Johns Tree Team and the North Portland Tree Coalition are giving away free medium to large format lawn trees to North Portland neighbors—up to 2 free trees per person. To reserve your free trees, email for more information.
  Important Resources 
:: Be neighborly with Nextdoor Android  | iOS
:: SJNA's  website
:: City of Portland's website
:: Important Portland phone numbers
:: PCC emergency response classes
:: NET Neighborhood Emergency Team  meetings
:: Multnomah county crisis line 503-988-4888
:: PDX Women's Crisis Line 503-235-5333
:: Report traffic concerns, call PBOT 503-823-7233
:: PDX Park Rangers, call 503-823-1637
:: City of Portland Slow Down Yard Sign lender program

Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting.
October 8th, 7pm at the St. Johns Community Center.
Doors open at 6:30PM. All are welcome.

Forward to your neighbors :-)

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