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

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

How to Get Involved

There are many simple ways you can get involved.

Contact Us

Areas of Involvement

Here are a few of the areas we are involved with. If you’d like to add more please suggest them!

  • Networking with neighbors and the city
  • Organizing events
  • Communicating with neighbors
  • Placemaking
  • Community forum
  • Cleanups
  • Traffic improvement
  • Crime and safety
  • Houselessness
  • Graffiti
  • Mutual Support
  • Music
  • Your suggestions!

Kerns Calendar

Kerns Facebook Page

Kerns Neighborhood Map

Kerns Neighborhood Map