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St. JOhns Neighborhood association

GENERAL MEETINGS ARE THE SECOND MONDAY at James John Elementary School (through end of school year 2023) and hybrid.



All welcome.

Check the calendar above for dates and locations.

things worth knowing...



SJNA is looking for one or two project assistants to help with Safer Together. These will be part time, temporary jobs mostly on the weekends during the summer, and will pay $15 an hour. Job will involve multiple tasks, somewhat flexible hours, and will make a difference in the community. Read more about qualifications, and apply, by clicking here

Safer together


Do you know about our new program called Safer Together. Get the details on our new Safer Together page(Versión en español). And if you think you might like to host a block party, we make it easy. Sign up, and we'll get back to you.


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North Portland In Motion
Thanks to Portland Bureau of Transportation - PBOT - for launching North Portland in Motion, a comprehensive program to find out what citizens care about, need, and want, and to take steps to make things better. Mike Serritella from PBOT has addressed SJNA twice to talk about the program, and to listen to what members have to say. Thanks, Mike. You can view or download Mike's presentation from the July 11 meeting.

St. Johns Boosters has a great new website, with an interactive map showing where their members are, and links to their sites. Very well done, and useful!

St. Johns NET offers free, rigorous training in the skills we will all need to survive and thrive in St. Johns after a disaster - from earthquake to fire, and a dozen other things you can think of. Be ready - stuff happens! Check it out here!

St. Johns Clutter Busters organizes neighborhood cleanups to help keep our little corner of the world fresh and clean. Help them in their efforts whether you bust clutter alone on your street or at an official event.

Portland Trash Cleanup Resources The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access.  For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please contact at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868. Find out more information here.


Bottle Drop  Our SJNA Treasurer Bernadine will deliver bags to anybody interested. Please email Bernadine at with the subject line "SJNA Bottle Drop", and she will provide two bags to start. Words from Bernadine-  we are looking to fundraise to continue providing services to our community. Our goal is to revamp our forms of communications to meet community needs better. Ideas, but not limited to enhancing our subscriptions Zoom/Mail-Chimp, Multi-Language captions, polling accessibility, membership enrollment, etc. -Bernadine Le, SJNA Treasurer

Equitable Giving Circle is a Black + Brown women and femme led organization that is making positive community impact focusing on: food justice, wellness, and housing for our local BIPOC community. We serve over 325 BIPOC families with direct produce and grocery weekly delivery as well as we are piloting a free food pantry that we hope to grow into a free store. We have ongoing programming and special projects that need your support. We are always looking for monthly donors and one time givers to sign up and support today. EGC serves folks in almost every zip code across the Portland metro area. Upcoming we will be supporting thousands of school kids with backpacks, clothes, shoes and other supplies. Want to lend support or donate? Please visit this link for more information!


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