Header Photo Credit: Deanna Cantrell Photograph
St. Johns — Small Town in a Big City
We are a nonprofit business association in the St. Johns business district of Portland, Oregon.
Mission Statement: To support and promote St Johns in solidarity with local businesses and organizations, to provide a welcoming space for advocacy and the continued growth of our vibrant and diverse district as a distinct borough of the city of Portland.
Find local businesses on the map below
or in the business directory.
For more information on individual businesses, select the map icons and click on More Details to go to that company’s page. Google Maps and Directions are linked from the business pages by clicking the street address.
Find St. Johns Boosters’ member businesses on the Local Business page or the map above.
Video courtesy of Travel Portland.
Show your support for St Johns businesses during construction and beyond!
I Dig St Johns Tote
100% cotton twill canvas shopping bag with vintage “I Dig St Johns” graphic design. Extra-long shoulder straps and plenty of room in this nice thick Canvas Tote. Everything you need for carrying your farmer’s market feasts and treasures!
Product specs: 22-inch straps and 15.5” High x 14.5” Wide x 7” Deep
Pay now and pick up at 45th Parallel Wines, 8527 N Lombard Street, during their business hours.
Buy a plant for the native plant pocket park
Supporting businesses in St. Johns since 1926
Also called the St. Johns Business Boosters, the Boosters work to encourage small and large businesses in St. Johns through advocacy, education, and networking.
We make St. Johns shine each holiday season by lighting up our street trees, encouraging shoppers to come out and enjoy our restaurants and boutiques.
Each member business is highlighted with its own page linked under Local Businesses. Check the pages for details including hours, location, menus (if applicable), and links to social media.
Whether you are new to St. Johns or a long-time resident, we appreciate your patronage of our local businesses!
What: Celebration of the refurbished St. Johns Clock and Plaza restorationWhen: Saturday, September 30th.District-wide festivities begin at 11 A.M and last all day. The clock dedication is at 2 P.M.Where: St. Johns Plaza Reprinted from the North Peninsula Review newspaper, September 2023 edition. Article written by Barbara Quinn. A few years ago, when St. Johns… Read More
Contact the St. Johns Boosters
Do you have an announcement for the St. Johns marquee signs, the website calendar, or want to schedule a plaza event?
Or use this contact form to get a question answered. We are here to help you.
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 83291
Portland, OR 97283
St. Johns, Oregon
Incorporated in 1902, St. Johns is the walkable northern neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Located on the peninsula formed by the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, it has the atmosphere of a small town, family friendly with schools, jobs and services all readily available.
St. Johns offers a downtown shopping district with eclectic shops, artist community, restaurants representing a diversity of cultures, and the beautiful waterfront park under the soaring bridge.
The industrial areas along the rivers include cargo and shipping facilities and the Rivergate Industrial District. The most distinctive feature of our community is our famous bridge. Under this bridge is Cathedral Park, rated by BuzzFeed as one of the “22 of the Coolest Places to Get Married in America”. The St. Johns Bridge simply never takes a bad picture.
Directions to St. Johns
North Lombard Street and Burlington Avenue intersect in the heart of St. Johns and mark the location of the St. Johns Plaza. Most member businesses are within a few blocks and a short stroll from the Plaza. St. Johns is served by TriMet bus lines 4, 16, 44, and 75.
Join the St. Johns Boosters
Our business district runs from the railroad cut on the east side to the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. If you own or operate a business entity or nonprofit organization within the St. Johns business district, we invite you to join us. Please check the link below for more information and the 2021 membership application.
Cover image by Deanna Cantrell Photography