Next Meeting

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:00 - 8:00pm
We will gather outside the Stephenson Elementary School building, at the corner of SW Stephenson St and SW 27th Ave, walk to a grassy open space and conduct a brief meeting followed by a social hands-on educational demonstration of English ivy removal. This is an opportunity to learn and practice English ivy removal techniques while connecting with your neighbors.

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association usually meets the second Tuesday. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar

Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Barbur Crossroads Safety Project - Open House
Wednesday May 29

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jackson Middle School Cafeteria
10625 SW 35th Ave

ODOT has scheduled an open house to discuss the "Jug Handle" project. Crestwood neighborhood and others remain extremely concerned about the negative impacts of this proposal that are not mentioned in the flyer and urge you to attend the open house and/or send your comments to Ellen Sweeney,, 503-731-8230.

The image below shows a map of the design elements of the project.

Jug Handle project map

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently designing the Barbur Crossroads Safety Project where SW Barbur Blvd, SW Capitol Hwy and SW Taylors Ferry Rd meet. Construction is expected from 2021 to 2022. The project consists of many safety elements including changes to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes. The top priority of this project is to improve safety.

Included in this design are many safety modifications:

  • ADA curb ramps.
  • Curb extensions.
  • An 8-foot-wide sidewalk.
  • Pedestrian countdown signals.
  • Bicycle markings in bike lanes.
  • A change to traffic operations to reduce crashes.

To improve vehicle safety, left turns will be prohibited for vehicles traveling northbound on SW Capitol Hwy at the SW Barbur Blvd intersection. Due to a high volume of crashes, cars will instead be routed straight through the intersection, right on SW Taylors Ferry Rd, right on SW Barbur Blvd and then onto the I-5 southbound freeway onramp or Barbur Blvd southbound. 

For more information, and to view a map of the safety improvements, visit the project website at:

Read the letter from SWNI to ODOT regarding concerns about this project.




Southwest in Motion cover image

Southwest in Motion (SWIM)

Southwest In Motion is a short-term prioritization, refinement, and implementation strategy for planned active transportation investments in Southwest Portland. The final plan will identify a realistic short-term action plan that provides basic walking and bicycling connectivity where they are needed most.



SW Corridor Logo

SW Corridor

View upcoming meeting details here.


A Seventeen Lot Subdivision Approved for 10701 SW 25th

The Hearings Officer has approved this Type lll proposal for a 17-lot subdivision and two new public streets (one of which will connect to 26th in the Arnold Woods subdivision) plus an open space tract for the one third of the property which has an Environmental Overlay.

The concurrent request for an amendment to reduce the side set backs on all 17 lots from 10 feet to 5 feet was also approved.

Decision, January 4, 2019 - Click this link to download the pdf document from City of Portland website (47 MB) or navigate to City of Portland Land Use Decisions for Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. to download the document.


Safer Shoulders Program SW Stephenson Project

ACNA Letter to City of Portland July 17, 2018
City of Portland Response September 6, 2018

Read more about the Safer Shoulders Program SW Stephenson Project here.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards logo

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

You can help Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! 

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number VX192.