Sullivan’s Gulch is the neighborhood in Northeast Portland between I-84 ("the gulch") and NE Broadway St. and from NE 15th to 33rd Ave. We're named after Timothy Sullivan, an early farmer in the area, who settled his donation land claim on January 27, 1851. The Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association works to make our neighborhood more livable through various committees, information and referral. Meetings are open to all.
Upcoming SGNA Activities
Board meetings are first Tuesday o each month. The beginning of every SGNA meeting starts with a public comment period to share your ideas and concerns about the neighborhood or email us here.
SGNA Land Use & Transportation Committee
July 6 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Watch for meeting info here.
SGNA Board of Directors Meeting
July 6, 7:30 - 9 pm
Visitors welcome. Zoom/phone connection info will be posted here closer to the meeting date.
Neighborhood Garage Sale
Saturday, July 10
See article to the right about registering to be listed on our map.
1903 Panoramic Photo of NE Portland
The panoramic photograph below is of NE Portland in 1903. It was taken just before the Sullivan's Gulch and Irvington were developed. The view is east-northeast. It's part of a bigger panorama of Portland taken by courtesy of local historian Doug Decker.
First a little orientation:
A higher resolution version of the image, without the circles, can be found here. Smaller images of the full panorama are here.
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Last year SGNA Land Use Chair, DJ Heffernan, and I met with the head of Trimet Service Planning to learn more about what it would take to make Line Y a reality. We were told that even with all the expansion and improvements that Trimet is currently implementing it appears promising that Line Y could happen in the 5+ year time frame. But we were cautioned that there are some competing interests for the estimated $4 million it would take to operate Line Y. This includes the possible conversion to electric buses or making all of Trimet free! Since Trimet is a public agency they have an open process in setting the priorities each year. It’s guided by a Citizens Advisory Committee and, ultimately, the Trimet Board of Directors.
Given COVID-19, Trimet will certainly put this kind of service enhancement on hold, probably for several years. If you think it’s a good idea and would like to spend time trying to move this forward, we need help contacting neighborhood associations along the route to alert them to the possibility of N-S bus service on 20th-21st and work together to rally support to move it up Trimet's priority list for future investments. But it’s going to take regular attendance at the Citizens Advisory Committee and later Board meeting to move the project along. We’ll post new information as we get it. If you want to help out, get in touch with Dave or DJ directly or via the Contact box on this page.
Source of information and maps
Current bus routes map
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