Helpful Resources

Portsmouth Community Resouces

Charles Jordan Community Center includes basketball court – indoor, community center, computer lab, fitness room, gymnasium, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, playground, rock climbing wall, stage – indoor, statue or public art, weight room, and wireless Internet access.

Columbia Pool is an indoor 25 yard swimming pool, heated year-round to 86 degrees. Water depths range from 1.5 feet to 8 feet. Program offerings include swim lessons, lap swim, water exercise classes, and recreational play swims.

New Columbia is a diverse 82-acre neighborhood built on the former site of World War II public housing for defense workers.  Located within the Portsmouth neighborhood, these 852 housing units include public housing, affordable rental housing, elderly housing and homes for sale. In addition to new parks, public facilities include community centers, recreational facilities, day care, and adult learning centers.

Parks and Recreation helps manage our beautiful neighborhood parks such as Columbia Park, Northgate Park, McCoy Park, and University Park.

Community Gardens: McCoy, Portsmouth, Clarendon.

Friends of Trees' mission is to bring people in the Portland-Vancouver metro area together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces.

The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is a community resource dedicated to building community and fostering sustainability by providing residents with tools and the power to use them. We loan a wide variety of tools to community members free of charge. The NPTL benefits North Portland residents by reducing the costs of maintaining and improving the places in which we live, work, and play. The NTPL helps support diverse, livable neighborhoods and fosters community pride.

Mount Olivet Community Clinic provides primary health care with an emphasis on pediatrics and ear, nose, eyes and throat medicine, but all community members are welcome.  This NCNM clinic offers low-cost medical care delivered by naturopathic physicians and Chinese medicine practitioners.

Portland Abbey Arts is a new nonprofit arts collective and community development initiative fostering diverse, vital, compassionate, rooted and resilient community through arts and cultural performances, events and education in north Portland. 

Bus Lines running through Portsmouth Neighborhood: #4, #35, # 75.



Astor Elementary K-8

Cesar Chavez School K-8 

Rosa Parks Elementary K-5

De La Salle High 9-12

Roosevelt High  9-12

City of Portland Community Resources

City of Portland .  Our neighboring communites are St. Johns, Kenton, and Univesity Park.

Sophia Chavier, Crime Prevention Coordinator: email  You can see crime statistics for Portsmouth here.

Police Bureau helps reduce crime and the fear of crime. The police work with all community members to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment. 

You can report:  A crime hereAn illegal dumping site here.   Graffiti here.

Trimet Public Transportation provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) serves as a vital communication link between community members, neighborhoods, and City of Portland bureaus.  ONI works in partnership with many organizations including Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations, City agencies, and a wide range of community organizations to involve and inform the public in the civic life of the City.

Bureau of Planning and Sustainaibility provides citywide strategic and comprehensive land use planning; neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental research, planning and urban design; policy and services to advance energy efficiency, green building, waste reduction, composting and recycling, solar and renewable energy use, and local sustainable food production; as well as actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Metro is the elected regional government for the Portland metropolitan area, Metro works with communities, businesses and residents to create a vibrant and sustainable region for all.

Oregon Humane Society

Multnomah County Animal Services

Portland Development Commission aims to create one of the world's most desirable and equitable cities by investing in job creation, innovation and economic opportunity throughout Portland.

Portsmouth Neighborhood Restaurants and Markets

Cha Cha Cha Taqueria

Chill'in Fill

East Side Delicatessen

Village Market in New Columbia

No Wave Coffee

Willamette Coffee