Be a Part of Shaping the South Burlingame Neighborhood

South Burlingame is a small neighborhood but we are mighty.

We have dynamic, interested and selfless neighbors who are passionate, engaged, community-driven and show up when called upon to do so. We believe in good and bad times we can depend on one another; now more than ever. We are hoping that you feel the same and will consider joining our meetings and the South Burlingame Neighborhood Association Board.

We are looking to have a committee representative for each of the following SWNI committees that meets once a month with the other 16 SW neighborhood representatives (time commitment is generally an hour once a month):

Safety Committee

Land Use Committee

Schools Committee

Equity Committee

We just had elections and have new members on the board. Come and welcome them! In June we will be electing 4 Board Officers: the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  We would love to have you join us.

The board meets the 2nd Thursday of each month for an hour. To share your interest, please DM  or reach out to  with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Next Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Meeting via Zoom

7:00 - 8:00 pm

 Email for instructions to joining the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

 June Draft Minutes (MS Word)   (PDF)

Meeting Materials on Google Drive



                          SWNI Equity and Inclusion Committee Equity and Inclusion Best Practices:(PDF)

SWNI Equity and Inclusion Committee Racial Equity Policy:(PDF)

Historical Context of Racist Planning in Portland:

Racist Planning History
More on City of Portland website.



3.96 Code Change

A draft Letter from SBNA to the City about the proposed 360 code changes.
This is a Work-In-Progress.
DRAFT SBNA Code 3.96 letter  



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Fred Meyer Community Rewards



You answered the call! Thank you!  GoFundMe was a great success...THANKS

After the City Council decided against Riverview Abbey’s Macadam Ridge development, Riverview Abbey appealed the decision to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). In December 2018, our attorney and the city attorney appeared before LUBA to defend the City Council decision. In January 2019, we again learned we had won.


WE won at LUBA  AND the appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals...

Portland City Council approved (vote 5-0)  SBNA's appeal on  Macadam Ridge decision. Our thanks go out to the Mayor, the City Council and all who care about the livability, sustainability, and safety of SW Portland. Thank you.

Council Vote (7 minutes): 

Council Discussion and vote (27 minutes):


How to be Involved in Your Neighborhood

South Burlingame Neighborhood Association is involved in many events. Some neighbors like to organize events like picnics and block parties. Others prefer to work around environmental issues, where neighbors participate in park cleanups and stream restorations, while other neighborhoods are involved in land use issues, carefully monitoring livability concerns. All activities make a difference and there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone, find out how you can get involved. Please contact our Chair.


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