Resources Regarding Houseless Neighbors

As many of you may know, the City of Portland continues to be in a declared state of housing emergency, and houselessness is a crisis visible every day to most Reed residents. When considering camps, our neighbors have felt unsure of what resources to connect with and what that means for the people involved. We want to balance safety with compassion as best as we can. 

If you are in an emergency, call 9-1-1 right away.

Reed Neighborhood Association’s recommendation is to use the City’s One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System. This is the best way we’re currently aware of to compassionately connect unhoused residents to resources, to clean up dangerous sites, and to avoid escalating a situation that may not require law enforcement.

One Point of Contact

There are two ways to report using the One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System.

  1. PDX Reporter:
  2. Calling 3-1-1.

Residents in the Reed Neighborhood have seen most productive and timely responses come from multiple residents filing reports. These reports strongly influence how the city, county, & Metro prioritize resources. Once a resident submits a report, they recommend that resident continue to submit a new report of the same site “once a week” if the situation persists. 

A report with this system is not a police report or a request for law enforcement, and can be made anonymously. These reports are coordinated among social services, PBOT’s vehicle inspection team, Bureau of Development Services Code Enforcement Team, and police as needed.

Please, talk to your neighbors if there is a bad situation on your block and work together to give clear and consistent information about what is happening to these organizations that can help.

Other resources and options:

PBOT Abandoned, Hazardous, or Junk Vehicles

503-823-6874; Office number

503-823-7309; 24 hour automated report hotline

You’ll provide the address and description of the auto, and the license number. Note that the City does not recommend the Abandoned Auto Report for people living in a vehicle.

Illegal Dumping


Illegal dumping on public property or public right of way is best reported to Metro’s Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Patrol.

Drug and Vice Complaints

To submit a criminal drug report, the City recommends reporting open drug use using the Online Drug and Vice Complaint form:

Portland Marathon (10/3) – Traffic Impacts to Reed Neighborhood

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021.  It will not be possible to drive on, or drive across, the streets used for the race during the event. Vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching the race route. Although the actual race route does not enter the Reed Neighborhood Association, it will impact nearby streets. Expect traffic impacts to be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at least.

SE 28th Ave south of SE Steele St will be closed.

SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 34th Ave and SE 28h Ave will be closed.

It will not be possible to drive east/west across SE Milwaukie Ave on SE Holgate Blvd. 

For more details, please visit the Portland Marathon’s dedicated webpage for Reed Neighborhood at

Bora Architecture Presentation to Reed Neighborhood Association

During the September 8, 2021 board meeting, Bora Architecture presented initial plans for a development on SE Holgate Blvd between 38th Ave and 39th Ave. The structure is currently planned to be five stories, containing between 50 and 60 units. The owner of the site is Home Forward, which is working in partnership with Self Enhancement, Inc. to target this housing toward students of color, with a particular focus on Black engineering and architecture students. A recording of the presentation and the RNA Board’s questions is available below.

Online Holiday Carols!

Reed Neighborhood invites your family to an uplifting evening of online caroling.

Thursday, December 17, from 6 to 7:30 pm

Zoom Link:

Lyrics and chords will be available on your screen so you can sing and/or play your instrument along with song leader Keith Parkhurst.

Optional: Be prepared to share one positive thing your family is doing to make the holiday special during the pandemic (time allowing). Seasonal hats are definitely encouraged!

Lead by Anne Tillinghast and Keith Parkhurst from the Backstrokes Sing-Along for stroke and TBI survivors.

Reed Neighborhood Elections: Wed, Sept 16 at 6:30!

If you enjoy the the Reed Neighborhood annual picnic and/or our holiday party, or have other ideas you’d like to see in our neighborhood, please consider getting involved in our board meetings!


Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020  |  6:30 – 8:00 PM  |  Online Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link:

Welcome to your REED (RNA) Neighborhood Association board meeting. Thank you for joining us today. We aim to hold a warm and encouraging space for community action and input. This is a place for neighbors to come together to address various issues and hopes for our neighborhood. The RNA is not here to act on behalf of neighbors, but rather to create a platform from which all neighbors can effectively work to improve REED neighborhood. 

6:30 – Greet & Verify Neighborhood Membership

6:35 –  Minutes and Agenda

6:40 – Leadership Training Opportunities at SEUL 

6:50 – Introduction to the Community Safety project 

7:00 – Overview of 2019 – 2020 Accomplishments

7:05 – Overview of Election Process and Positions 

7:05 – Election 

7:50 – Community Announcements

8:00 -Adjourn

Upcoming Events: Red Cross Emergency Preparedness and Board Elections

Wed, Aug 19 at 6:30 pm:
Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Online Presentation

Wed, Sept 16 at 6:30 pm
2020 RNA Online Board Elections

See details below:

Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Be Red Cross Ready! 
Learn how to prepare for disasters 
Join us for a free emergency preparedness presentation
August 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm. 

Link to join:
Password: Prepare1 

The Red Cross is offering FREE virtual disaster preparedness presentations.  Disaster preparedness information including how to: be informed of our local hazards, make an emergency plan, and build an emergency kit.  Help make your family and our community safer and able to recover more quickly following a disaster. 

Reed Neighborhood Board Elections

Consider joining the board!
Meet us online on Wed, Sept 16 at 6:30-8:00 pm

Zoom link to join:

Elections are coming up on Wednesday, September 16! We are a fairly laid back bunch, and typically focus most of our efforts on organizing the Summer Neighborhood Picnic, and Winter Holiday Party. We want you!