SW Spring Cleanup cancelled

We are so sorry to report the cancellation of the Spring Cleanup, which was to be held Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at the Portland Christian Center parking lot. 

Per directives from the City of Portland, the Multnomah County Health Department and the State of Oregon, the Cleanup was cancelled as we are unable to ensure the safety of our volunteers and customers during the coronavirus outbreak. Because of current uncertainties, we don't have any future Cleanup date to announce at this time.

If you are looking for ways to dispose of items, we suggest you call Metro at (503) 234-3000 or visit their website at this link. More information about the coronavirus can be found at the Multnomah County Health Department website

Please, stay healthy everyone!

Cleanup Cancelled

City Candidates Forum - POSTPONED

The SWNI City Candidates Forum was postponed but the League of Women Voters put together short video interviews with 66 of the candidates running in the May 19, 2020 Primary Election. Click the links below to learn about the candidates and their views:

One minute video Voters' Guide Promo

Video Voters' Guide -2020 Primary Election
Candidates Forum flyer - Postponed

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the Candidates Forum committee has decided to postpone the City Candidates Forum. We felt it would be impossible to ensure the safety of the audience, the candidates, and our own Forum team. A video-only event was considered but rejected for the same reasons. We encourage everyone to take some time before the May 19th primary election to learn about the many (55!) dedicated candidates that are running to represent you in Portland’s city government. Also, don’t forget that the last day to register to vote or to change your party designation is April 28th. Please stay well.

Sponsored by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. and Neighbors West Northwest.

Proposed Revision of Civic Engagement City Code 3.96 

City Code Chapter 3.96 creates a framework by which the people of the City of Portland may effectively participate in civic affairs and work to improve the livability and character of their Neighborhoods and the City. This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations and District Coalition offices. An audit of the bureau highlighted the need to update Bureau practices and City Code to ensure Portlanders have equal access to City decision-making.

Read more.