Representing the Lair Hill, South Waterfront, Corbett, Johns Landing, Terwilliger and Fulton neighborhoods

SPNA is part of the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) coalition of 17 neighborhood associations in southwest Portland, Oregon. (

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2014 Summer Events:

Concert in Willamette Park
Wednesday, July 23, 6:30pm,
This concert has ben rescheduled for the summer of 2015 because we didn't want you to get soaked or hit by lightening.  Thank you for your support and understanding
The Stolen Sweets
(Harmonious ‘30s Swing Jazz)


Concert in Willamette Park
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30pm,
Malea and the Tourists, (Sunny Jazz & Piano Pop)
Parking for concerts in Willamette Park:
The following businesses have very,very generously allowed us to use their parking lots for the concerts.  You may park in these lots from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on concert evenings only.
OPB (7140 SW Macadam)
MODURNE fine furnishings & funktional interiors (6932 SW Macadam Ave)
Ankrom Moisan Architects (6720 SW Macadam Ave)

The small parking lot near the stage is reserved for band members, vendors, sound crew and park personnel. The parking lots on Macadam are almost as close.

There is some auto parking near the boat ramp but DO NOT park in a boat trailer parking spot. Parking patrol will enforce the boat parking regulations.The best bet is to walk or ride a bike, if you can.

South Portland Health and Safety Fair in Caruthers Park

Saturday, August 2, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come learn resources available to you for a healthier and safer life.

The participants are:  Oregon Health Sciences University, National College of Natural Medicine, SW Trails, Portland Fire, WomenStrength, SWNI Crime Prevention, South Portland NA, South Waterfront Community Relations, Neighborhood Emergency Teams , Portland Police. Oregon Dept Justice (Fraud Prevention), Portland Bureau of Transportation (Crosswalk safety), The Red Cross, Portland General Electric.
Music by The Wicky Pickers (Eclectic Bluegrass)


Here is the map to Caruther's Park. 

Free Parking: OHSU has generously allowed us to use the gravel parking lot just to the west of the park for the Health Fair and all concerts.

Concert in Caruthers Park
Sunday, August 17, 3:00pm
Chata Addy
(Afro Highlife & Funky Reggae)


Concert in Caruthers Park
Sunday, August 24, 3:00pm 
The Machete Men,
(Cuban “Rock en Espanol”)


Thank you to all our super, terrific sponsors:
Everyone who put a buck or two in the hat last year. (The largest source of funds)
Oregon Health Sciences University
Multnomah University
National College of Natural Medicine
The Kristan Knapp Fund
Zidell Companies
Old Geezers and Hippy Mamas?
Cha Cha Cha
John Ross Condominiums
The Matisse
Sean Z. Becker Real Estate
South Waterfront Farmers Market
Elephants Delicatessen, Macadam Vision Clinic
South Waterfront Eye Care
South Portland Business Association
Riva on the Park Apartments
Ross Islan 13
Tudor Doctor
Sunstone Montessori School
Summa Institute
US Bank
Ross Island Grocery and Cafe
Isla's Garden Cafe
Click here for the historic Lair Hill walking tour guide
About 10 years ago volunteers organized by the neighborhood association and assisted by Portland Parks started meeting every so often on weekends to pull invasive plants out of Butterfly Park.  That project has mushroomed to include a much expanded area and many partners.  We are extremely grateful to every person and organization that helped out. Click here for more information.

Sellwood Bridge replacement
Click here for the latest on the new Sellwood Bridge project.