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St. Johns Parade is Set for May 13th, (April 2023)
The St. Johns Parade will return to the North Portland community on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The Parade committee rewrote and resubmitted the permits several times but is now pleased to announce the permits have finally been approved and the parade is on! Luckily, many residents stepped forward to fulfill the city requirement for 104 […] Read more
Historic St. Johns City Hall threatened (April 2023)
The St. Johns City Hall, a 1907 Portland Historic Landmark, stands tall, proud, and picturesque against the backdrop of the St. Johns Bridge and steep forested hills behind it. The three-story Greek revival structure looms as a beacon of the independent town St. Johns once was and embodies the spirit of self-reliance still common to […] Read more
St. Johns Parade is ON—IF the city grants permit
The iconic St. Johns Parade will march back onto the streets and hearts of the North Portland community on Saturday, May 13, 2023, if the hard working group of volunteer organizers have their way. That is IF the City of Portland’s Transportation Bureau finally approves the permit. Longtime parade organizer and 2023 co-chair, Barbara Legge […] Read more
St. Johns Bizarre to return
The 14th annual St. Johns Bizarre will return to the town center on parade day, Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10am to 7pm in the town center. The unique event organized by a large group of local volunteers, kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland. The Bizarre features live music on several stages, […] Read more
No North Portland year-around pool until 2029
First of a multi-part series on Portland Park Bureau’s controversial closure of Columbia Pool, the only year-round swimming pool serving North Portland. A followup story will appear in our April edition. Nine years. That’s how long North Portlanders won’t have a year-round swimming pool because of the Portland Park & Recreation Bureau’s (PP&R) failure to […] Read more
Community voice needed for emergency routes
By Donna Cohen and Sabina Blizzard In case of an emergency such as the subduction zone earthquake, the northernmost peninsula, St. Johns, Rivergate, and Cathedral Park, will be severed from the rest of Portland due to the collapse of four bridges over the railroad cut. Each of these bridges–at Columbia, Fessenden, Lombard and Willamette–is over […] Read more
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