Resources for Residents
Household emergency preparedness
Each household should have enough emergency supplies to shelter in place for three days. Gathering all those supplies can be an overwhelming task. Where to start? What to include?
This is a quick guide to prepare your household for a natural (or human-made) disaster, broken down in to manageable month by month check lists.
The North Portland Preserve and Serve Library is a community resource dedicated to helping people become more sustainable through food preservation, waste reduction and reuse. Preserve and Serve lends out canning equipment and dishes to North Portland residents* for a suggested donation of $5 to $30. Items are lent on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Note - you must live or work in the 97203 or 97217 zip codes. Please be prepared to provide proof of address.
St. Johns Resource Guide
Whether you are seeking assistance or looking for a way to give back in our community, the St. Johns Resource Directory is designed to connect you with the many outstanding organizations serving the people of St. Johns.
View and Download Here!
The St. Johns Clothing Closet was started in November 2017. This free resource is open to any community members in need of clothing. Currently, the Clothing Closet is open once a month from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to learn more.
St. Johns Clothing Closet
OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD INVOLVEMENT AND NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
The office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) provides coordination of Portland's "neighborhood network" - which includes 95 neighborhood associations and seven district coalition offices. ONI's Community Neighborhood Involvement Center staff work with district coalitions, offices, neighborhood associations, and other community groups to coordinate organizing efforts and build partnerships. Residents and organizations can contact ONI for things like liquor licensing, graffiti abatement, noise control, crime prevention, and more.
For a list of Portland Public Safety Resources from ONI's Crime Prevention Program, click here.
The North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) serves as St. Johns' district coalition by working with neighbors and neighborhood organizations to move community ideas forward and solve issues that often don't receive the attention they should.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
Neighborhood associations are the official, recognized organizations for a specific geographic location and are the heart of neighborhood activities. Each association is self-governed by citizen-written bylaws and work to reflect the issues and needs of its members. St. Johns has two neighborhood associations within its boundaries.
St. Johns Neighborhood Association: General Meeting, 2nd Monday each month, 7:00-8:30pm at the St. Johns Community Center (8427 N. Central)
Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association: General Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of odd number months, 7:00-8:30pm at the BES Water Lab (6543 N. Baltimore)
North Portland Tool Library
Organizing a community cleanup? Sprucing up your house and need a tool you don't have? The North Portland Tool Library is a community resource that loans a wide variety of tools to North Portland residents free of charge!
Looking to see if you qualify for Oregon government benefits? Check out this website to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.