Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge
Annual Kerns Picnic - First Tuesday in August
Street Painting
Historical Kerns
East Burnside from 32nd Looking West. Current Music Millenium on the left.
Historic Food Production Center
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Get Involved

There are many simple ways you can get involved.

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.
  • Good Neighbor Agreements
  • 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
  • Traffic improvements 
  • Advocacy of neighborhood organizations and businesses
  • Networking via SE Uplift and the City of Portland

Kerns Neighborhood Map

Kerns Calendar

Kerns Facebook Page

Kerns Neighborhood Guide

Support Us

You can donate to the Kerns Neighborhood Association general fund here. 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

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!

To report:
Abandoned Autos
Debris in Roadway
Illegal Parking
Park Maintenance
Plugged Storm Drains
Sidewalk Trip Hazards
Sidewalk Vegetation 
Street Lighting
go to: https://pdxreporter.org