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 https://www.portlandmarathon.com/traffic/reed.

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88952890829?pwd=ek5WTE1neTMxUnNxYlJaQ0RCamhzUT09

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82648962685?pwd=RGtOeWdTdmRpVlVyRWNMZE5vTURQUT09

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: https://tinyurl.com/y2xnbp8b
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86536048447?pwd=NDdlcG40bmpmOFBVSVZPbW9FVnQxQT09

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!

Please report dog bites, attacks


(Defined by Mulnomah County Code 13.002: Any dog bite that breaks the skin and is accompanied by an attack where the dog exhibits one or more of the following behaviors, but not limited to: snarling, baring teeth, chasing, growling, barking, snapping, pouncing, lunging, multiple attacks)


(503) 988-7387




Reed Neighborhood News

We certainly hope you are all doing well at home during the Governor’s Executive Order to stay home. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we may be able to help with. Below are a few updates that may be of interest to you:

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Resources for PDX (and beyond)https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/edit#gid=0

Update From Reed College:
Reed community safety reports that people are not leashing their dogs and it’s creating a lot of problems. They only have essential employees working on campus right now, and they are not staffed to handle such problems. We want to help keep the campus open, please leash all dogs!!!

Like most colleges, Reed has moved classes online for the rest of the semester. There are still about 150 students living in dorms, so they do have essential staff to tend to maintenance, food service, health and wellness, and security. At this point, they have cancelled Renn Fayre, but have not yet cancelled commencement or reunions, but those decisions will be coming very soon. So campus will be pretty quiet for the remainder of the year. 

They hope to keep the campus open as a public space, but can only do so if everyone adheres to the Governor’s Executive Order. All guests on Reed’s grounds must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines and maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from other visitors. Co-habitating folks can group together, but groups or individuals cannot come within 6 feet of each other. This is obviously easier in some places more than others — Those walking through the narrow paths of the canyon need to be especially courteous when passing slower groups/people or when approaching from opposite directions. Per the Governor’s order, there will be signs around campus to remind people of the social distancing guidelines.

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful green space available right now. Thank you Reed College, for keeping your campus open!

Hopworks Takeout & Beer To-Go in the Neighborhood

Hopworks Urban Brewery, up on SE Powell currently has takeout beer to-go and keg specials running at Hopworks during this 4 week order from the governor.

For details: www.hopworksbeer.com

DMV Asks Law Enforcement To Exercise Discretion In Enforcing Expired Credentials

Rob Nosse on March 11!

Hello Neighbors,

Rob Nosse will speak at our Reed Neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, March 11, to hear any concerns you have about the recent legislative session in general, and would also like to hear about your priorities.

Please stop by to hear what he has to say, and share your concerns and questions.

Wednesday March 11

6:30: Meet & Greet

7:00: Rob Nosse – Board business will follow

Reed Performing Arts Building

Room 104

Save the Date! Reed Board Elections on Wednesday, May 13. We are a fairly laid back group, our meetings are usually efficient and on time, and we are open to your ideas. Please consider joining your neighborhood board. We want you!