• BottleDrop: Leaders respond to alarm

    BottleDrop: Leaders respond to alarm

    St. Johns-area residents have bombarded local government officials with concerns about the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) plan to take over the former Dollar Tree store near the St. Johns town center. The site would be used as a redemption center similar to the one currently at Delta Park. Nearly 500 people participated in the…

  • Massive turnout to oppose BottleDrop in St. Johns

    Massive turnout to oppose BottleDrop in St. Johns

    Nearly 500 people turned out for the St. Johns Neighborhood Association (SJNA) meeting on March 11, either in-person or by Zoom to discuss the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative purchase of the former Dollar Tree store at 7740 N. Lombard to be used as a BottleDrop Redemption Center. The in-person portion of the SJNA meeting was…

  • BottleDrop takes over St. Johns Dollar Tree

    BottleDrop takes over St. Johns Dollar Tree

    The former Dollar Tree store at 7740 N. Lombard, previously reported as a source of blight on North Portland’s main thoroughfare, has sold. In late December 2023, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), the organization that runs the Delta Park BottleDrop, bought the property for $1.8 million. That’s more than double its assessed market value. In…