The Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood lies between I-84 ("the Gulch") and NE Broadway St. and from NE 15th to 33rd Ave. The Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association works to make our neighborhood more livable through various committees, activities and projects. Meetings are open to all.
Upcoming SGNA Activities
At the December Board meeting we decided to change the dates of meeting to the 3rd Monday of each month. 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.
You can read what SGNA has been doing recently by reading the Minutes of recent meetings here.
SGNA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Central Lutheran Church (NE 21st & Tillamook) & Zoom
Find out what's happening in the Gulch. Meet your neighbors. All are welcome. Agenda, location and Zoom login info will be posted here approximately 7 days before the meeting.
Gulch O Rama
Our annual neighborhood block party returned on September 10 after several years of a Covid time out. It was an alley party this year, simplifying the planning and execution. Thanks for the organizing done by Esther Saulle-Simek and Marisa Perez and volunteers Sara Osheroff, Donald Issacson, Betse Thielman, Lynne Coward.
As these pictures, taken by Keith Iding, attest. a good time was had by all, and by those of all ages.
Crime in Sullivan's Gulch
Here's a summary of police crime statistics for Sullivan's Gulch as of June, 2022.
You can easily search other neighborhoods and time periods on the Police Bureau website. Select the neighborhood you want from the map or search box and then narrow the time frame if you want. There's a short description of what each category of offense is if you hover your cursor over the numeric total for that item.
1903 Panoramic Photo
Home Depot and Apartments
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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