Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA)
The Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA) is recognized by the City of Portland Oregon as the official organization of the Reed neighborhood, a close-in residential area of 439 acres containing in its 1,963 households with 649 owner occupied and 1,237 rentals with a total of 4,399 residents, per 2010 census data. RNA is a member of the SouthEast Uplift Coalition of Neighborhoods (SEUL) which represents our interests to the city through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI).
Every resident, property owner and business owner within our boundaries is a voting member of the Reed Neighborhood Association. Participating in your Neighborhood Association is a great way to voice your opinion and help guide positive change close to your home.
The borders of Reed neighborhood are: to the west marked by the railroad tracks (approximately SE 23rd Ave.); to the north marked by SE Holgate Blvd. (south side of the street); to the east marked by Cesar E. Chavez Blvd./SE 39th Avenue (westside of the street); to the south marked by SE Woodstock Blvd. and heading north along SE 28th Avenue and again west along the golf course to the railroad tracks.
Bounded on the west by the Union Pacific rail yards, Reed includes an area of light industrial and commercial businesses from SE 24th to SE 28th Avenues. They include (among others) floor and cabinetry shops, stone masons, auto restoration, door and clothing manufacturing, two breweries and a winery, food warehousing, cleaning services, and small businesses sharing warehouse space.
From SE 28th Ave. to SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., the neighborhood is primarily residential. To the south, it is bordered by the Reed College campus. Reed neighborhood is walking distance to schools, churches, and shopping, and is bordered by parks and the protected natural wetland habitat of the Reed Lake and Crystal Springs Creek.
The Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA) By-Laws can be found by clicking the following link. By-Laws 03-15-2011
Monthly meetings are currently held every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 7:00 PM at the Reed College Performing Arts Building. It is located along SE 28th Avenue adjacent to the West Parking Lot (across the street from Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden).