Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association

Next General Meeting

Tuesday, November 1st

NOTE this meeting is being held the 1st Tuesday of the month to not conflict with election day
7:00-8:30 pm
Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St.

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month during the school year. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.  

Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

(Agenda) and (Minutes) will be posted as they become available.


Next Board Meeting

No board meeting in November.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer.   Click here to sign up today:  If you DO NOT have a Fred Meyer Rewards login, go here to REGISTER:  

When ready to link your Rewards: search for #93046, select Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association, select ENROLL.  

Remember you need to relink your card every June in order for your points to count towards ACNA's bonus check.


Emergency Preparedness

At the January 2016 meeting, a presentation was given on Emergency Preparedness.  A YouTube video was made of the presentation.  We have included a link to the presentation and the resources noted in the program.

The June 2016 meeting was held at Stephenson, outside under the covered area.  During the rain downpour the neighborhood set up the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) tent.  Click the links below for a YouTube video and photos on the setup.






The Stephenson Elementary School Play Structure Seismic Evaluation was completed in September 2016.  The evaluation report link is below and includes good news.

Environmental Services Projects in and around Arnold Creek

Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project

Environmental Services and its partners are working on a project to replace a culvert on Tryon Creek under Boones Ferry Road. The existing culvert blocks all upstream fish passage and is too small to allow adequate flow during wet weather.


SW Stephenson Roadside Swales

Environmental Services completed work in March 2016 on a stormwater management project on SW Stephenson Street between SW 35th Avenue and Boones Ferry Road. This project  helps protect water quality in Tryon Creek.


SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project

Environmental Services will begin construction this fall on 7,000 feet of eight-inch gravity sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43.



Land Use

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A Special meeting was held on October 4th to discuss a proposed development at 10701 SW 25th.  The developer discussed the proposal in detail and took comments and questions.  


The owners of this 5-acre parcel just south of Maricara Park are proposing to subdivide the property to make 18 lots for single family homes.  A new public street will stem from the cul de sac on SW 25th and connect to the stub of SW 26th in Arnold Woods subdivision.

The zoning is R10 (residential 10,000 square feet) with an Ec (Environmental Conservation) overlay on the drainage area on the west.  City code allows some development in Ec Zones.

The preliminary site plan under discussion at this meeting is proposing to place all of the property which is under the Ec Zone into a separate tract and to develop the rest of the property as a Planned Development.  This means that some lots are smaller than would be allowed in a regular R10 subdivision and internal setbacks are reduced, but the Ec Zone would be undisturbed.

This property is close to the northern border of ACNA and it is very close to neighboring Marshall Park and Markham neighborhoods.


Email Liz Marantz, ACNA Land Use Chair, for more information,

Meeting Minutes can be found under MEETING tab on left side of website.


Site Address:  3222 SW Palatine Street

Proposal:   The applicant proposes to construct a 2,057 square-foot house, plus a driveway and patio area on this 22,380 square foot lot. To avoid excessive grading and tree removal in the site's environmental resource area, the applicant proposes to locate about half of the house and a third of the patio in the transition area of the environmental zone, which results in a proposed permanent disturbance to the resource area of approximately 1,425 square feet. Although four big leaf able trees will be removed, only two with diameters of 18 and 24 inches will be removed from the resource area. The site has steep slopes ranging between about 17 to almost 45 percent. The house will be located in the 17-23 percent slope area. The area along the western property line contains the steepest slopes and will be avoided. Written comment must be received by 5 pm on September 1, 2016.  See additional information online.




Co-presidents Grethe Larson and Debbie Griffin,

Mailing Address:
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: (503) 823-4592

More about the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association on the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement website: