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
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 Meeting
February 2, 6:00 pm
via Zoom. Agenda and info HERE
February SGNA Board of Directors Meeting
February 2, 7:30 pm
via Zoom. Agenda and info 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.
Leaf Day 2020: Friday, Dec. 4
No On Street Parking Starting 7 am
It’s that time again: neighborhood-wide leaf pickup will be Friday, Dec. 4. This means NO ON STREET PARKING starting at 7 am or YOU WILL BE TOWED.
Every year 10-15 people get towed because they overslept or cut it too close. Don’t take a chance, the night before, park in your driveway, out of the neighborhood or at two locations SGNA has arranged: Fred Meyer (outer row only) and the parking lot of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (16th & Halsey/Weidler).
If you park at either Fred Meyer or Grace Church please print out and display this permit on your dashboard.
As in previous years, there is no charge for this service.
Here’s how to get ready:
For information: email@example.com or call 503-865-5323
Neighbor to Neighbor can help make the Gulch a little safer
and more neighborly
Would you like to get better acquainted with your neighbors?
Would you like to make your block a little safer?
The SGNA Neighbor to Neighbor program organizes a volunteer on each block to contact everyone else on their block to collect names and phone numbers. Then the coordinator shares the information back with everyone who agrees to participate. If you need help with something or if you are able to help, just tell the Block Coordinator and they will make a connection with someone willing to help. Or neighbors can organize with each other directly with their block phone list. There’s no big database, the information stays with the block coordinator. (Of course, we understand that not everyone will want to share their phone number or want to participate. That’s fine; it’s completely voluntary.)
If you'd like to be a Block Coordinator, we’ll provide you with introductory letters and survey form, and a form to record and share the results with your neighbors. Use the map below to identify the block or area you’d like to handle.
Here's a more complete description of what Block Coordinators do.
Here’s the sample invitation and survey form:
Here's a form to keep track of your neighbors' contact information.
If you’re ready to meet your neighbors or want to learn more, contact:
Marissa Perez, 503-901-4404,
Dave Brook, SGNA Board Chair; 503-313-1320
A North-South Bus on 20th-21ST?
MAYBE SOME DAY...
Trimet provides really good transit service to Sullivan’s Gulch. It’s easy to get downtown, NW Portland, Hollywood and beyond. And we’ve got several lines that go north to Alberta, Woodlawn Concordia, as well as along 11th & 12th to Sellwood.
One area that’s hard to get to on public transportation is due south on 21st/20th Ave. Imagine being able to take a bus to Revolution Hall, get to Cleveland High School (the neighborhood high school for Gulch students) without changing, eat at Castagna on Hawthorne or even go to a concert (or class) at Reed College? That’s the possibility sketched out by Trimet — a new north-south bus line on 20th-21st — Line Y.
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