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.



Grant applications

Announcing the 2019 North Portland Trust fund grant program.

Attached are information and application for the grant selection committee, grant instructions and grant application.

You can also find these documents at    https://www.npnscommunity.org/fund-my-project/local-funds/#trstfd

Grant application deadline is May 15, 2019 2:00 pm.

We are looking to re-build the grant selection committee. Those who participate on the grant selection committee are also eligible to submit a grant application. If this interests you, please complete the grant selection application. (Grant selection member application due May 1, 2019).

Neighborhoods including Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook and University Park will be coordinating their own grant programs.

Neighborhoods outside of those boundaries such as Bridgeton, Cathedral Park, East Columbia, Hayden Island, Portsmouth, Piedmont and St. Johns can use the attached grant application.

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Mary Jaron Kelley
Associate Program Director | North Portland Neighborhood Services
Office of Community & Civic Life
Historic Kenton Firehouse
2209 N. Schofield Street

Portland, Oregon 97217
503-823-4099 (office)

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Gertz & Vancouver Way

Persistence Pays Off

Check out the newly improved intersection of N.E. Vancouver Way and N.E. Gertz Road. As of March 14, it now has four stop signs instead of two, plus four striped pedestrian crosswalks. How did this four-way stop come to be? People power!

Eight years ago, East Columbia residents Dick Towle, Gyrid Hyde Towle, Maryhelen Kincaid, Lorna Baxter and Carolyn May started lobbying the Portland Bureau of Transportation to include this corner in their Transportation Improvement Plan. The ECNA board at the time joined them in working with TriMet, Jubitz Travel Center, Deltawood, Fox Run, FedEx, Oak Harbor Freight Lines and PBOT.

Every year, the polite but firm public testimony of East Columbia neighbors continued. So much time went by that Dick passed away and Carolyn moved to another area. But now, PBOT has made the changes and that intersection is much safer—proof that persevering citizen involvement gets results.



Winter 2019 newsletter

Click here to see February newsletter.

Laura Denning's watercolors: East Columbia View,   Fall Light.

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