• Live Music? In Portsmouth? I Thought You'd Never Ask!

    'The Round' is a new monthly 'arts experience' curated by Portland Abbey Arts, which hosts non-religious community arts events at The Portland Abbey (the new moniker for the three building campus of St. Andrew and All Souls church) at 7600 N Hereford Ave in Portsmouth.

    North Portland community members are invited attend.
    The Round is...
    Three singer songwriters sharing the stage together
    with slam poets and live painters/visual artists
    for a relaxed evening of unique collaboration


    ROUND 12: Tuesday, Nov 12, 8 PM, $7
    featuring: 

    Emily Overstreet (of Great Wilderness)
    Stirling Myles (of Alameda)
    Ryan Sollee (of The Builders and The Butchers) 
    Jessie Gardener (Poetry) 
    Katy Jorgensen (live visual art)
    Michael Alston (of Soundghost Studio, St. Johns), 
    audio engineer.

    Ticket via Brown Paper Tickets http://theroundpdx.brownpapertickets.com
    and at the door (cash or credit card)
    Visit Abbey Arts online at http://www.abbeyarts.org
    By:  Karen Ward @ The Abbey
  • Have you visited the "Pump Track"  yet?

    Have you visited the "Pump Track" yet?

    10/8/2013
    As the interest in bicycling grew at New Columbia, so has the need for basic bike repair. The members of We All Can Ride, a resident-led bike committee, dreamed of having a space where they could store tools, bicycle parts and equipment, while supporting community members with basic bike repair education. At the same time, staff at Home Forward expressed interest in transforming a vacant lot in their neighborhood into a place where young kids could safely ride their bicycles.

    From these two ideas the concept of a Bike Repair Hub and Skills Park was born. Made possible with support from the Portland Development Commission, Bikes Belong and Bike Gallery, the Community Cycling Center worked with graduate students from the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s joint MFA program in Applied Craft and Design (ACD) to build a Bike Repair Hub during the summer of 2012. During the summer of 2013, the Bike Skills Park was born, creating a safe riding area for neighbors of all ages and skills levels.

    Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager- Community Cycling Center
    Questions? Contact  communications@communitycyclingcenter.org 
  • Lovely Fortune, Best Intersection Name in Portland!

    Lovely Fortune, Best Intersection Name in Portland!

    Looking into the past is a great way to get excited about your neighborhood.  I recently contacted the Oregon Historical Society to see if they had any information or photos regarding our very own Portmouth neighborhood.  When I saw this shot, I had to do a double take.  I couldn't believe that this intersection had a church at one time!  Today, there are some post World War 2 homes in its place.  A neighborhood can change so much in a matter of 60 years!  I am curious about the church, and what happened to it?  What denomination was it?  And now, I am curious about any old photos and stories you may have?!  Please share so we can explore Portsmouth's often overlooked history.

    By Amy Michet, Portsmouth Neighbor

  • National Night Out!

    National Night Out!

    Who woulda thunk it that hanging out with your neighbors could be so fun?  Me!  I always look forward to the annual National Night Out.  

    The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.

    There were 3 NNO events in Portsmouth this year.  The photo taken above was from the ice cream social over on N. Superior and N. Houghton.  This family talked about their street trees, the new bicycle path, and how the neighborhood has been changing for the better, to name a few!  

    Some neighbors shared dreams of an intersection mural at that exact location, but for now they resorted to using chalk to beautify the pavement. It is right on a "neighborhood greenway" bicycle path after all!  Several police officers arrived, to chat with neighbors about concerns, as well as giving tours of their vehicles. Everyone enjoyed the ice cream!   

    By Amy Michet, Portsmouth Neighbor

  • Portsmouth Winter Social

    Everyone is invited to our winter social where we may all gather and socialize!

    When: February 17th 2018

    Time: 12:00 to 2:00pm

    Where: Columbia Cottage 4339 N. Lombard Street Portland Oregon 97203 (South side of the park) It is a great place to have a party or a meeting!

    Social highlights:

    • Light refreshments will be provided!
    • Meet members of the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Board.
    • Find out how to get involved with your neighborhood association and other organizations in our community.
    • Make connections with your community.

    If you have questions or ADA Accommodations please contact Shawn Postera: portsmouthchair@gmail.com.  

    or

    go to our website: http://portsmouthneighborhood.com/