Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge
Annual Kerns Picnic - First Tuesday in August
Street Painting
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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 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

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