St. Johns Main Street Projects
- Branding our Business District
- Block Captain Program
- Business Mixer
- Clean Sweep
- Community Calendar
- Design Workshop
- Foot Patrol
- Graffiti Abatement
- Online Business Directory
- Open Spaces
- Trash/Recycle Receptacles
- Walking Map
A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It’s important to spend time investing in researching, defining, and building your brand. After all your brand is the source of a promise to your consumer. It’s a foundational piece in your marketing communication and one you do not want to be without. Click here to learn more.
Block Captain Program
The “face” of Main Street. Block captains visit area businesses to distribute information as well as collect and report feedback. Click here to join the team!
Network with other business and property owners and get to know your neighbors. Share your ideas and concerns. Let us know how Main Street can support your business and how you would like to stay informed. Business Mixers are held quarterly and are always in an open house format so you can stop by when it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more.
Hundreds of volunteers descend on St. Johns each Spring to pull ivy, plant trees, remove graffiti, clean tree wells, sweep streets, and plant LOTS of native plants. Click here to learn more.
IN THE NEWS
More than 200 will do spring cleaning in North Portland’s St. Johns main street and plaza March 24, The Oregonian, Mar 21, 2012
A quick and easy way to find out about what’s going on in the ‘hood! Color-coded by category: Events, Family, Mind & Body, Organizations, Shopping, Volunteer Projects. Click here to view the calendar or to submit an event or activity happening in St. Johns.
Community members and design professionals gathered to discuss the best way to preserve and enhance the St. Johns Town Center. Click here to learn more.
IN THE NEWS
St. Johns design workshop looks to create a vision for downtown improvements, The Oregonian, Apr 19, 2012
The original St. Johns Foot Patrol had an epic 20-year run. After a brief hiatus, the group was resurrected by Main Street to help deter crime in the neighborhood. Click here to join the team!
In The News
Mayor Sam Adams to join St. Johns Main Street foot patrol in North Portland, The Oregonian, Aug 19, 2011
In St. Johns, the volunteer Foot Patrol is resurrected and cops walk the beat, too, The Oregonian, May 27, 2011
Graffiti Abatement Team
These volunteers help remove graffiti and other vandalism from signs, poles, and trash cans. Vests and supplies are provided. Click here to join the team!
Stay connected to what is going on with St Johns Main Street by receiving our electronic newsletters. Click here to sign up for the mailing list!
Online Business Directory
Coming Summer 2012! Find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. Businesses categorized by product/service. Link to business website. Hours of operation. Description of products sold/services offered. Click here to sign up your business.
Project to recruit new businesses to St. Johns’ vacant storefronts that fulfill the needs and interests of the community. Looking to lease space for your business? Contact Risa Davis at email@example.com.
In The News
Four Portland business districts win Venture Portland’s first-ever economic development grants, The Oregonian, Nov 3, 2011
In February 2012, crews installed 23 new decorative trash cans and five recycling bins on along North Lombard Street to replace the old and unattractive concrete cans. The pinched arch of the lids and circle and stripe designs of the caging were meant to emulate the St. Johns Bridge. The 300-pound steel cages and lids carry 32-gallon trash-can liners and were custom built by Toddy McMurray, who has a metal shop down the hill at the Cathedral Park Place commercial building. The cans cost approximately $30,000 and were paid for by two grants from the Portland Development Commission.
In The News
New trash cans help to clean up downtown St. Johns in North Portland, The Oregonian, Feb 3, 2012
MapClicks printed shopping and dining maps are your guidebooks to discovering local favorites; restaurants, boutiques, and services. Get out of the malls and onto the streets to feel the real flavor where locals go to eat and shop. Pick one up at the Main Street office or at most local businesses.