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:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

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


Homestead Summer Picnic
Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30pm
Lilac Garden of Duniway Park

Come on down for our Annual Picnic and National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 in the Lilac Garden of Duniway Park.  We will celebrate summer with a great old-fashioned picnic.  Kids, crowd-comfortable dogs, visiting relatives—all welcome!   Share a pot-luck dish if you want, but come!  We will have door prizes, small and some not so small, music, maybe a fire engine.  Thanks to Southwest Neighborhoods, we will provide utensils and paper products.  We also will have items to grill.  OHSU will provide tables and chairs: thank you! Permission has been granted to park in the Shell station across from the Lilac Gardens.  Thank you Lance and Curtis!  We hope to see you there!


Duniway Park Project Update

Portland Parks and Recreation applied for permits for construction for the Duniway Park Track and Field Improvements in April 2016.  That review process should be completed soon.  Portland Parks will notify neighbors of the construction start date once permits are issued.  For more information on the Duniway Park Project visit the project website.


Residential Infill Project, an update to Portland's Single-Dwelling Zoning Rules

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is requesting public comments on the Residential Infill Draft Proposal through August 15, 2016.  Input  is sought through open houses around the city, meetings with interest groups, meetings with neighborhood coalition land use committees and an on-line open house and questionnaire.

 The full proposal is on line at  If you have not attended an open house to hear more about the project, ask questions and share your thoughts, you have one more chance on Saturday, July 30, 10:00-noon, at the SMILE center, SE 13rh and Umatilla.  That’s just across the Sellwood Bridge.  Complete the on-line questionnaire at

BPS will come out with a final proposal to take to the City Council in November.  There will be opportunity for public testimony at that time.  With Council’s direction, city code will be written for Council approval in late 2017.



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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


Neighborhood land use notices: