General Information

The Kerns Neighborhood Association Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month except for August (annual picnic month – First Tuesday) and December.  Food and beverage (pizza, salad and soda) will be available.   Board elections occur in May.


Upcoming Events:

Next Meeting:  Weds., April 16 at 6 p.m.  Pizza and beverages are provided.

Location:  Pacific Crest Community School.  Corner of NE Davis and 29th Avenue.

Agenda items for this month include:  Stammtisch Outdoor Seating Plans, Drinking/Smoking and Public Spaces presentation, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability Neighborhood Liaison, and Spring Cleanup Planning.

Other concerns or items you’d like to see on the agenda?  Please email



Kerns/Buckman Annual Clean Up:  Sat., April 19 from 9 a.m. – Noon

Location:  Hinson Baptist Church – 1315 SE 20th

*Enter on Salmon from 20th Ave.

What to bring:  Bulky waste, scrap wood, yard debris, appliances, tires, unwanted furniture & household items, metal, block styrofoam, batteries (no lithiam/car), tires (maximum of 5), computers and other electronics.  Paint cans without lids and dried paint are acceptable.  *This year’s list could change and will be updated soon.  Check back.

No accepted:  Hazardous waste, paint, concrete, dirt, styrofoam peanuts, lithium car batteries or fluorescent bulbs.  Contact Metro for hazardous material disposal.

Cost:  $10-30 sliding scale.  Suggested donations cover clean-up cost and help fund neighborhood events.

Thank you to our volunteers from Norse Hall/Sons of Norway, Central Catholic High School and Benson High  School who will be picking up trash and noting graffiti.  Graffiti Collaboration Clean-up efforts will identify and remove graffiti with the help of contracted removal crews.

Thank you also to the food donors who will be feeding our volunteers: Dove Vivi Pizza, Whole Foods and Delicious Donuts.  Interested in helping us feed our volunteers too?  Please contact Heather at 503-238-5217.

We can always use more volunteers to help with the day’s efforts. Individuals interested in assisting may contact us via email or phone.

To volunteer contact: or call 503-784-8785

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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