About East Columbia -- East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses.



Survey anyone?

Portland Community Insights Survey


Over the past several months, the City of Portland has been working internally and with community leaders throughout Portland on a new citywide initiative called the Portland Community Insights Survey. We designed the survey to gather insights from all Portlanders to provide local government with data that reflects our diverse city.
Our hope is that this survey provides an opportunity for Portland community members to make their voices heard and contribute in meaningful ways to the City’s budgeting and policy-making processes. Insights from this survey will help us build a stronger and more inclusive Portland.
We want to make sure that you and your community are represented in this survey and represented in Portland’s government decision-making.
Please share the survey link as widely as possible and encourage those in your networks and communities to make their voices heard:
  • The survey will remain open through May 28th.
  • In addition to the online survey, we have a team of student and community leaders conducting in-person canvassing of the survey in underrepresented communities. If you see them in bright blue Community Data Fellows t-shirts – please stop for a chat!
  • The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian.
  • The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • The survey is opt-in and available to anyone who lives, works, and/or plays in the city of Portland. 
If you have any additional questions, please contact the City Budget Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you in advance for your support with this important initiative.


June disruption in arboretum

Geotech is planning on doing some preliminary work at Columbia Children’s Arboretum on June 3rd and June 4th, in preparation for the trail work they will be doing. The work will involve drilling holes and blocking off the trail in sections.



Remodel in neighborhood

To whom it may concern,

We are adding a second story and a 50 s.f. addition to the residence at 1421 Ne Gertz. We are creating 650 s.f. of new habitable space which exceeds the 500 s.f. max, thus qualifying it as an MRAA. The remodel will commence on or about 35 days from this email.

Please call or email me with any questions or concerns.
best, Kevin Fischer 503 860 9189

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