St. Johns Boosters Business Association

Raising the Barre, First Annual Gala

The Aspire Project Gala invitationThe Aspire Project is celebrating eight years of serving the Portland Community with their first annual gala fundraiser, Raising the Barre.

The fundraiser will include:

  • Silent Auction
  • Dinner and Refreshments
  • Program and More

Get your tickets and help support ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes in St. Johns. No student is turned away at The Aspire Project because of generous individual donor support.

It all happens on Saturday, October 21st beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny in Portland.

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Moving the Marquee

If you live in St. Johns, you know we are an evolving neighborhood with multiple construction projects planned or in progress. The biggest one is the Union at St. Johns on the corner of Lombard and Richmond. When complete it will hold 100 market-rate apartments and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, include a courtyard and underground parking.

As part of the project, R&H Construction moved the Welcome to Historic St. Johns marquee and re-installed it. Construction is ongoing and will include some improvements to the marquee. Expect it back illuminating upcoming events within a few months.

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures courtesy of Beth Preciso at The Man’s Shop.

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Supporting businesses in St. Johns since 1926

Clock in St. Johns Plaza, Portland, Oregon

Clock in the St. Johns Plaza. Photo by Deanna Cantrell Photography.

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 their own page under either Eat + Drink, Shop, or Services. Check the pages for details including hours, location, and links to social media.

Look under Events to learn about scheduled activities, street fairs, and St. Johns Boosters meetings.

Whether you are new to St. Johns or a long-time resident, we appreciate your patronage!

St. Johns, Oregon

St. Johns Bridge going into St. Johns Portland Oregon, home of the Boosters, supporting businesses in St. Johns.

The St. Johns Bridge is one of the gateways into St. Johns, a small town in the big city of Portland, 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 businesses listed under Eat + Drink, Shop, and Services are within a few blocks and a short stroll from the Plaza. The Plaza at Lombard and Burlington is also where the St. Johns Farmers Market is held each Saturday in the summer months beginning on May 20th.


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 2017 membership application:

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