Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge
Annual Kerns Picnic - First Tuesday in August
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  • FINALLY! Our Community Warehouse Event!
    Saturday, June 22nd, 9AM-1PM, 2830 NE Flanders St

    THANK YOU to Alongsiders Church for providing their parking lot at 29th and Flanders for our
    Community Warehouse House Small Household Items Donation Dropoff Event!

    Community Warehouse provides donated furniture and household items to neighbors seeking the comfort and dignity of a furnished home while overcoming adversity.
    They are your friendly local furniture bank, serving the Portland area for over 20 years. How does a furniture bank work? In a nutshell, they collect donated home goods, and work with social service agencies to get those goods in the hands of those who need it most.
    The stuff you no longer need becomes the solution for a family in need of essential home furnishings. Pretty simple, huh? At Community Warehouse, it’s the simple stuff – the extra dishes, towels, beds, and more – that changes lives.

    ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN AND FUNCTIONAL

    KITCHEN ITEMS
    YES: Pots and Pans, Baking Dishes, Can Openers, Cooking Utensils, Cutting Boards, Dish Racks, Dish Towels, Dish Sets and Glasses, Kitchen Knives, Mixing Bowls, Potholders, Silverware, Drinking Glasses and Mugs.

    NO: cracked, chipped dishes, dishware with alcohol branding, peeling, non-stick cookware, plastic dinnerware and dishware, wine glasses, metal-rimmed dishes.

    SMALL APPLIANCES
    YES: air conditioners, fans, heaters, blenders, mixers, coffee makers, crockpots, slow cookers, electric griddles, electric kettles, teapots, instapots, microwave ovens, pressure cookers, rice cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, upright vacuums

    Linens LINENS
    YES: blankets, quilts, comforters, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bedsheets,bath mats,
    Shower curtains, pillows(stain-free only) pillowcases

    NO: stained/torn linens, bed skirts, carpet, clothing, electric blankets, window treatments

    THANK YOU for participating!

  • June 2024 Kerns NA Meeting will be at Pacific Crest School
    116 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    Entry will be through the door on the parking lot side of the building
    MAP

    Free Cheese Pizza will be provided!! 🍕🍕🍕(like the old days!)

    Wednesday 6/19/2024 6:30pm - 8pm

    Zoom link if you want to join virtually: https://kernspdx.org/zoom

    Zoom alternative: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5024997592?pwd=ZVFCS1VtQXVYSldEM01XaXNZeUpRUT09

    (this goes to the same place as https://kernspdx.org/zoom)

    Phone call-in instructions: (253) 215 8782

    Meeting ID: 5024997592

    Passcode: 776491573

    We will have a  "Meeting Owl" which we will try to get working for online participants

    View Agenda here

  • May 2024 Kerns NA Meeting will be at Pacific Crest School
    116 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    Entry will be through the door on the parking lot side of the building
    MAP

    Free Pizza will be provided!! 🍕🍕🍕(like the old days!)

    Wednesday 5/15/2024 6:30pm - 8pm

    Zoom link if you want to join virtually: https://kernspdx.org/zoom

    Zoom alternative: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5024997592?pwd=ZVFCS1VtQXVYSldEM01XaXNZeUpRUT09

    (this goes to the same place as https://kernspdx.org/zoom)

    Phone call-in instructions: (253) 215 8782

    Meeting ID: 5024997592

    Passcode: 776491573

    We will have a  "Meeting Owl" which we will try to get working for online participants

    View Agenda here

Do you have ideas, issues, want to get involved?

Let us know!

Or you can email us at kernsna@gmail.com

Kerns Calendar

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What We Do

We do many things to support neighborhood connections and improvements. Below is a partial list.

  • Monthly meetings open to the public to join and participate (except August and December)
  • Communications via a monthly newsletter, website, Facebook page, Instagram page, Nextdoor notices and other media.
  • Organize the annual Kerns picnic in Oregon Park the first Tuesday in August.
  • Neighborhood placemaking such as the banners project and other future projects
  • Neighborhood cleanups such as through SOLVE and also recycling drop-off events.
  • Street painting
  • Advocacy of neighborhood organizations and businesses
  • Networking via SE Uplift and the City of Portland

Who We Are

We are residents, workers, business owners and supporters of the Kerns Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. We are open to all and make decisions democratically. No matter if you are a renter, a homeowner, a worker, a business owner or anyone else who supports the Kerns neighborhood you are welcome and encouraged to join us!

  • All people in the neighborhood from all walks of life
  • Renters
  • Homeowners
  • Workers
  • Business Owners
  • Guests
  • Supporters

Donate!

Donate to the Kerns Neighborhood Association general fund here. Our general fund account is used to produce the annual neighborhood picnic, place-making initiatives and other neighborhood activities. Thank you so much for supporting the Kerns Neighborhood Association! Kerns Neighborhood Association operates under the fiscal sponsorship of SE Uplift – which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Kerns Neighborhood Association is a 100% volunteer organization. Direct Link

Kerns Neighborhood Map