Homestead Neighborhood Association


No meeting in April - The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

The Homestead Neighborhood Association meets on the first Tuesday, 7 pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines (SW 6th Ave Dr. and Gaines St.), Third Floor. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar. View agendas and meeting minutes on the Archives page.



Homestead Neighborhood Association sends letter requesting additions to to OHSU Traffic Impact Scoping Documents related to the hospital expansion.



January 18, 2019 Homestead NA Requests that Park Bureau Delay Reviews or Actions on OHSU's "Safe and Accessible Pathway" (Gateway) Project until the Marquam Hill Connector Location has been decided.




NET News

The Homestead Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) held an organizational meeting on November 10th.  If you are interested in being part of this team, send an email to

If you are interested in training to be a part of the Homestead NET, visit the PBEM NET page: .  You will be able to read all about the training, dates available and how to sign up.  There are several residents trained by PBEM (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management), but more members will be needed.




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.  The Homestead Neighborhood Association Board endorses Barbur Boulevard versus Naito as the alignment for this project.

SW Corridor Full Report

Marquam Hill Connection Options

To review maps that illustrate the decision

The 2013 Southwest Corridor Plan Shared investment Strategies








The Homestead NA Transportation Priority Survey Results Are In!

Homestead Neighborhood met in June to review the results of the recent online Transportation Priority Survey. We received 31 responses to the survey.  Thank you to all Homestead residents who participated.

Survey Results

The Marquam Hill Meter Revenue Advisory Committee (MRAC) reconvened to review the results of the resident on-line survey and to determine the top three transportation priority projects in the Homestead area.  The committee prioritized and clarified the following projects.  1. Sidewalks on Gibbs Street on either or both sides between 11th and 13th.  (The committee would like to evaluate one side for cost effectiveness.)  2. Marquam Hill Road shoulder enhancement to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle usage-Gibbs to Fairmount.  3.  Pedestrian connections (trails, walks or stairs) between Terwilliger and Barbur at Whitaker.

The committee will continue working on the transportation improvements for the Homestead area.  Next steps needed are cost, leveraging funds and detailed project descriptions.


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.


  • Picnic News


2018 Homestead Picnic Slideshow

Over 120 neighbors attended the Homestead Picnic.  It was a great evening.  Thanks to all who served on a team and to all who simply pitched in where needed. 



Picnic table with people of all ages