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 or in the SW News newspaper.

Next Meeting is November 1, 2016  7pm

October Meeting Draft Minutes

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

October 23rd Terwilliger Blvd. Closure

Terwilliger Blvd. will be closed Sunday, October 23rd from 7:15 am - 11:30 am for the Annual Run Like Hell half-marathon.  Volunteers and police officers will be available to direct traffic.

About Run Like Hell

Course Map

Residential Infill Project, an update to Portland's Single-Dwelling Zoning Rules (Multi-family housing in single-family zones)

This project proposes increased density in the city and within the Homestead Neighborhood boundaries.  City planners will publish a summary report soon with recommendations to City Council by November 1, 2016.  There will be be opportunity for public testimony at that time.  With Council's direction, city code will be written for Council approval in late 2017.

The Homestead Neighborhood Association met with City staff September 6 to discuss impacts to the Homestead area.  Discussion point and concerns can be read in the Homestead September News.

 The full proposal is on line at

Proposed density maps can be found at


New Zoning Code and Zoning Map Ready for Public Comment

This is the final step in updating the City's 2035 Comprehensive Plan.  The public is invited to review and comment on the "Early Implementation Package", including new Zoning Code, Zoning Map, Community Involvement Program and Transportation bundle.

Council Public Hearings

  • October 6, 2pm
  • October 13, 2pm

Early Implementation Package

City of Portland Comp Plan News has additional links and information


SW Corridor Light Rail Project....

begins the environmental review process this fall.  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.

Five concepts are under consideration:

  • Pedestrian tunnel with elevators

  • Embedded escalator, elevator and bridge

  • Elevator and bridge (sky-bridge)

  • Elevator and bridge (tree top walk)

  • Escalator and inclined elevator

Between now and October 3rd is the time for the public to review these alternatives and provide comments and feedback to Metro.  Input can be provided by attending a public scoping Open House at Wilson High School on September 22nd from 6 to 8 pm; complete a survey on line at; send an email; or send a letter. 

Comments on the scope of the Draft Environmental impact Statement are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd, 2016.


Marquam Hill Connection Options

To review maps that illustrate the decision

The 2013 Southwest Corridor Plan Shared investment Strategies


Portland Park Bureau begins selective spraying for invasive species 

As part of the “Connecting Urban Forest Project”, Portland Parks will begin spraying in targeted areas, Terwilliger Parkway, Marquam Nature Park and Keller Woods.  All within the Homestead Boundaries.  Spraying will begin late August and early September.

“Selective Spray Treatment:  Starting in late summer, invasive species in the most challenging terrain within the parks will be treated.  Professional treatments are timed to ensure greater effectiveness and avoid impacts to ground nesting birds. All work will be guided by PP&R’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy—a nationally recognized program utilizing best practices for invasive plant management.”  (From Park Bureau FAQ document linked below)

The Park Bureau has begun to post informational signage and has sent a map of the area to be sprayed along with an FAQ document.  Also attached is background information about Homestead’s support and participation in the removal of invasive species.  (Note:  additional ‘weedy tree work’ will be done this winter.)

Questions about this project can be addressed by contacting SW Natural Resource Ecologist, Janelle St. Pierre at or 503-307-3426.

Connecting Portland’s Urban Forests Project Map

Marquam Terwilliger FAQ’s

Background Information

Additional Information from NPIC  regarding chemicals being used:

Glyphosate   Triclotech

Duniway Park Project Update

Homestead Board Member Liz Hinds met recently with Jamie English, Portland Parks Project Manager for the Duniway Park renovation.  Liz reviewed detailed construction drawings and the specs for this project.  The drawings were very helpful in detailing just what is going on and assure us that the project is staying in line with what the Park Bureau shared with us recently.  Liz will have further details to share at the September meeting.

For more information on the Duniway Park Project visit the project website.




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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: