The Richmond Neighborhood Association is one of the most active neighborhood coalitions within the entire City of Portland. This group originated in response to concerns over Portland’s Model Cities program participation in 1968. In 1974, the group organized considerable citizen input as part of the proposed Mt. Hood Freeway fiasco. At the time, the State of Oregon had plans to construct a four-lane freeway connecting Highway 26 to Interstate 5 roughly following Division Street, through the heart of Richmond. The plans were ultimately dropped due to public opposition and budget concerns.

In recent times, the Association has actively participated in the City’s Division Corridor and Code Update Projects. The group also successfully fought, all the way to the Court of Appeals, a proposal by a local fast food operator to demolish housing on SE 39th for a drive through fast food restaurant near the already over capacity intersection of 39th & Hawthorne.

The Richmond Neighborhood Association is a leader in the City for supporting anti-bias and anti-crime activities.

RNA initiated this neighborhood plan on its own after years of not being included in the City of Portland’s neighborhood plan scheduling. With the City now supporting district plan concepts, RNA’s neighborhood plan promises to be the last true neighborhood plan developed within the City.

Source: Richmond Neighborhood Plans, Adopted by RNA June 07.

To view our bylaws, please see here:  ByLaws Amendmts passed 5-2012.


On the north: Hawthorne Boulevard
On the east: SE 50th Avenue between Hawthorne and Division and SE 52nd Avenue between Division and Powell
On the south: Powell Boulevard
On the west: SE 29th Avenue



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  • Will you please publish the following and can you let me know that you received this? I have some lovely photos if you would like them. Just tell me how to get them to you.
    Thank you!
    Adrienne Stacey
    Mt. Tabor Art Walk Publicity
    503 232 4393

    Mt. Tabor Art Walk 2010
    www. mttaborartwalk .com
    Saturday and Sunday
    10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    May 15 and 16, 2010

    On the weekend of May 15th and 16th, 2010, 40 artists in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood
    will welcome the public to their homes and studios for their fifth annual juried Art Walk.

    Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can view quality paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more at 30 marked sites within convenient walking distances of each other. This annual event has become a new tradition for many Portland art lovers, so don’t miss out on the fun. You’ll be able to chat with the artists, purchase artwork, and enjoy a late-spring stroll through the lovely Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Maps will be available at each site and can also be downloaded from the Mt. Tabor Art Walk website or found at the following local businesses: Bipartisan Café (7901 SE Stark), Common Grounds Coffeehouse (4321 SE Hawthorne, Cooper’s Coffee (6049 SE Stark), The Albina Press (5012 SE Hawthorne), Muse Art/design (4424).

  • Amber Swope

    I’m looking for historical information about the Richmond Neighborhood. Does the RNA have any photos, maps or other information?