General Information

The Kerns Neighborhood Association Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday; except for August (annual picnic month – First Tuesday) and December.  Food and beverage (pizza and soda) is provided.   Board elections and general meeting takes place in May.  Neighbors, property and business owners are always welcome to attend our meetings.

Upcoming Events:

Kerns/Buckman Annual Clean-Up – Sat., April 18 from 9 a.m. – noon

Location:  Hinson Baptist Church – 1315 SE 20th (cross street-Salmon).

Accepted materials: Bulky waste, yard debris, metal, tires, styrofoam block (no peanuts) and e-waste (including computers, cell phones, LCD monitors, printers and others).

Not accepted: Lights, batteries, hazardous waste, paint, concrete, or dirt. Contact Metro for hazardous waste disposal. Paint cans without lids and dried paint are acceptable.

Donation: $10-30 depending on load.

Volunteers wanted for event!  To help pick up debris for elderly and disabled, sort items, and more duties.  We’ll provide food and beverages.  Email or sign up at SOLVe’s website

Thank you to these neighborhood businesses who are donating food to feed our volunteers!  Delicious Donuts, Stacatto Gelato, and Whole Foods Market.

April Meeting

Weds., April 15 at 6 p.m.

Location:  Pacific Crest Community School at NE 29th and Davis St.

Pizza and drinks are provided.

Have a topic for the agenda?  Please contact  Our meeting agenda will be posted one week before the meeting.

Neighbors wanted!  Join our board! 

KNA Elections – Weds., May 20 at 6 p.m.

Location:  Pacific Crest Community School – NE 29th and Davis St.

Please consider bringing your talents to our board! Do you have a skill you’d like to share with us?  We will be electing chair, vice chair, treasurer, communications, and other committee chairs. Members at large are also welcome (no set duties). You must be present at May meeting to be elected.  Look here for an idea of what positions we have. Please email if you have any questions. 


The Kerns neighborhood is located in Central/Southeast Portland, just on the East side of the Willamette River, North of Burnside Street. It is bordered by the Buckman, Lloyd, Sullivan’s Gulch, Laurelhurst and Sunnyside neighborhoods.



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