• 2024 St. Johns Bizarre bigger, better

    2024 St. Johns Bizarre bigger, better

    Thirteen pulsating bands, tangy food and a record-high 180 vendors are expected to draw nearly 10,000 people to the 15th annual St. Johns Bizarre 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday May 11 in the St. Johns town center.  (See the event map and musical lineup at the end of this article) The free event is…

  • Growing Baltimore Woods

    Growing Baltimore Woods

    The Friends of Baltimore Woods (FoBW) are delighted to announce the acquisition of almost an acre parcel nicknamed the Acorn site near the North Reno entrance of the Baltimore Woods Natural Area. The site is adjacent to the future npGreenway Trail alignment on two sides.  Although the property has been neglected for several years and…

  • RV campsite plan stirs opposition (Jan. 2024)

    RV campsite plan stirs opposition (Jan. 2024)

    News that 315 homeless people died in Multnomah County in the last reported year has heightened the debate over the City of Portland’s planned 150-unit facility for homeless people near North Columbia Boulevard. The Multnomah County Health Department announcement also showed that deaths of people experiencing homelessness have increased an average of 29 percent per…

  • KIDZ Outside: New lighting, playground, and hope for George Park (Jan. 2024)

    KIDZ Outside: New lighting, playground, and hope for George Park (Jan. 2024)

    Two-acre George Park in St. Johns is as peaceful and picturesque as a park can be, but is seldom used because of poor lighting and neglected facilities. That is about to change.  George Park advocate Donovan Scribes has been a spark plug to upgrade the park and laid out some key facts. “We surveyed neighbors…

  • St. Johns RV campsite plan emerges (Dec. 2023)

    St. Johns RV campsite plan emerges (Dec. 2023)

    Key details are emerging for the City’s new 150-unit homeless encampment to open near North Columbia Boulevard in early 2024.  The facility will have 130 parking spots for RVs and campers, 20 pods for individuals and no tent spaces, said Hank Smith, a project staffer for Mayor Ted Wheeler. The facility will be at 10505…

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Ugly Sweater season! (Nov. 2023)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Ugly Sweater season! (Nov. 2023)

    The St. Johns Boosters and local businesses invite you to a series of celebrations to revel in the most festive of seasons! The Light Up St. Johns Ugly Sweater Events include a Holiday Tree Lighting, Shopping Event, Bar Crawl, Raffle & More! Events start on November 6, 2023 and go until January 1, 2024. All are…

  • Deputy District Attorney Assigned to St. Johns / North Portland (September 2023)

    Deputy District Attorney Assigned to St. Johns / North Portland (September 2023)

    At a meeting of business owners on August 22, it was announced that District Attorney Mike Schmidt has assigned a Deputy District Attorney to the St. Johns community. The action was taken in response to a “90-Day Reset Plan” proposed by St. Johns Business Boosters at a March 2023 meeting with Schmidt and city commissioners…