Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood lies 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
We are meeting via Zoom again! See links below. The beginning of every SGNA meeting starts with a public comment period to share your ideas and concerns about the neighborhood or let us know by email or phone.
SGNA Land Use & Transportation Committee
SGNA Board of Directors Meeting
Aug. 3, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Agenda and Zoom/phone link here.
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.
Latest on Heidi Manor Fire Relief
You can help victims of the Heidi Manor fire and drink beer at the same time at the Culmination Brewery,. They've brewed up (so to speak) a special "I heart Sullivan's Gulch" beer with a portion of the proceeds going to the Heidi Manor Relief Fund.
Culmination is at 2117 NE Oregon St. - easy walking distance just across the 21st or 28th Ave. viaducts.
As of Tuesday, July 20th: The first distribution of clothing and household goods were made at Westminster Presbyterian church to victims of the Heidi Manor fire. No more donations of clothing & household goods are needed right now. If you have larger household items you’re able to donate, you can list them on the OFFERS tab of this spreadsheet. If there’s something a resident needs, they can contact you to make arrangements to pick it up.
Financial Donations - A special fund has been set up to handle financial donations thanks to Beth Neel, Co-Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church.. You can make contributions by card/bank transfer at this link Help for Heidi Manor Fire Victims or by check made out to "Westminster Presbyterian Church". Be sure to add a note in the Memo line (in the lower left corner) of the check saying "Heidi Manor Fire Relief". Mail, or deliver, the check to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock, Portland, OR 97212.
Christine Cordner is continuing to coordinate the relief effort. If you know any former residents of Heidi Manor, be sure they’re in touch with Christine. If youhave ideas or questions beyond the information here or on the spreadsheet, contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; text or phone at 971-225-2014 or via Facebook Messenger. Thank you.
Farmers' Market Opens Sunday, June 30
It looked like we weren't going to have one until Irvington resident Candace Laska let us know that a new organizer has been busy arranging for vendors to return.
The Irvington Farmers' Market hours wil be 9 am to 1 pm at the traditional location on NE 17th between Broadway and Weidler.
We're a tiny market compared to many others in town, so let's support them all we can.
The Gulch Gets a
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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