Homestead Neighborhood Association


The Homestead Neighborhood Association meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines (SW 6th Ave Dr. and Gaines St.), Third Floor. Confirm meeting schedule on the Southwest Neighborhoods calendar.

The Next Meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2017  7pm

May Agenda

April Draft Minutes

(View Previous agendas and meeting minutes on the Archives page.)


Homestead NA Transportation Priority Survey

The Homestead Neighborhood Association is currently working on developing priorities for some of the many transportation issues that exist on the hill.  We would love to hear from you regarding your priorities for transportation improvements within the Homestead area.  Share your opinion by taking the Homestead Transportation Priority Survey.  The survey is open until May 15. 


Off Road Cycling Open House to be held Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 pm

SW Community Center 6820 SW 45th Avenue

The Homestead Neighborhood Association has received notice of the above Open House. The Portland Off-road Cycling Master Plan is looking for community input to help decide where to plan future trails and bicycle parks.

The City of Portland is looking for ways to increase off-road cycling facilities throughout the city so that more people can be active outside, experience nature and their city, and enjoy riding a bicycle. Through the Off-road Cycling Master Plan, community members can be a part of the decision-making process … about what kinds of trails, pump tracks and skill parks should go where. There are possibilities in all parts of the city…….

·         An online open house

·         An online interactive map

·         Community events and open houses

·         Submit a comment online

Submit your comments by April 30, 2017.


Proposed Trails on un-built Rights of Way

Aaron Clemons, Trails Committee Chair, prepared some excellent maps of some potential trail connectors.  These will involve further discussion.  The suggested trails are

Whitaker unbuilt ROW
Whitaker ROW

Photo by Aaron Clemons

Whitaker ROW:  Multiple sections that lead from Barbur up to Terwilliger through and beyond OHSU Campus.

Curry Trail:  Part of the segment between Veterans Hospital Road and 10th.  Other possible Curry segments are 11th to 12th and 13th to Marquam Hill Road.

 Improve the “demand trail” in existence from the end of Bancroft up to Terwilliger to meet at the stairs on the west side.

Possibly building a trail on the easterly side of the guardrail going up Condor Lane up to Terwilliger.

Condor to Eagle Point Park via Lowell

Nominations are still being taken.  If you would like to suggest an unbuilt R.O.W. for a trail, would like to provide information to this group, or are interested in joining, contact us at  For nominations, please be as specific as possible concerning the location of the unbuilt R.O.W. and feel free to indicate any additional information that might help convey your ideas.

SW Corridor Light Rail Project....update

The Marquam Hill Connector  project is one of the components of the larger SW Corridor Plan.  The plan proposes a mechanized pedestrian and bicycle connection between a proposed light rail station in Lair Hill near SW Gibbs Street and the Marquam Hill medical campuses.

Metro Staff Recommendation Released (November 16, 2016):

Southwest Corridor project staff recently released a staff recommendation to the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee. The recommendation refines the options described in the Proposed Range of Alternatives for Environmental Review, which was published on September 1, 2016 and defines the initial set of investments proposed to be studied in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

SW Corridor Full Report

Monday, Dec. 12
Tigard Town Hall

Are you knowledgeable about the Southwest Corridor light rail project and interested in representing a group of people along the alignment? The project is forming a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) that will start meeting next year.  This diverse group of neighbors, business owners and commuters will advise the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee in the selection of the light rail route, station areas, park-and-ride size and location, and related bike, walk and roadway projects. An application is available now at

Marquam Hill Connection Options

To review maps that illustrate the decision

The 2013 Southwest Corridor Plan Shared investment Strategies

Duniway Park Project Update


The Duniway Park renovation is going according to plan although behind schedule.  The new completion date is Spring 2017.  The huge drainage pipes have been installed, the track has been re-oriented slightly, the new scoreboard is up and the green plastic grass has been laid down in the infield.  The cushioning material is now being spread and tamped down.  The Park will definitely look well-manicured and the trees, bushes and surrounding lawns will remain as natural areas.  New benches and bleachers will be welcome.

Adjacent to the Park, on private property, the old "Y" building (now Under Armour) is being thoroughly renovated and a new third story will soon will be added.  Detailed drawings show a pleasant profile which will not interfere with sight lines from Terwilliger Parkway.  It will also have natural grass growing on the roof.

(Update provided by Liz Hinds)





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To become a member:

Becoming a member is easy. There are no dues or fees for membership. We will not share your name or any other personal information with any other group. Membership allows you to express your opinion and cast your vote on issues that are important to you and our neighborhood. Eligibility confirmation will be completed 21 days after we receive your request. You can become a member in the following ways: 

  1. Attend a meeting and sign up to be a member by checking a box on the sign-in sheet -Or-
  2. Fill out the online form here  -Or-
  3. Email your request to be a member by sending an email to -Or-
  4. Mail a written request to: Homestead Neighborhood Association, c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., 7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, Oregon 97219

We hope you will join us in trying to maintain our neighborhood as a great place to live. We also want to expand the breadth of our active membership participation and would welcome ideas for accomplishing this. Contact our Outreach chair, Susan Egnor at



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

Phone: (503) 823-4592

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


Homestead NA Bylaws Adopted 2-2-2016.pdf


City Council Agenda

Neighborhood land use notices: