St. Johns Boosters Business Association


Meet our Banner Artist, Shiref Eskander

AlShiref Design

Shiref Eskander

When the St. Johns Boosters received a Placemaking Grant from Venture Portland to add banners to electrical poles in St. Johns, we knew right away that we wanted to work with this popular local designer!

You may know him by his work — the favorite t-shirt you picked up at a local boutique or the St. Johns flag flying from your neighbor’s porch — but we knew Shiref could create a beautiful and eye-catching design to help drive traffic to the Boosters’ website, the online directory of local businesses.

Learn how Shiref came up with the St. Johns Flag, his favorite thing about St. Johns, and how business owners are supporting the Banners Project.

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Get Your Name Up Top!

St. Johns banner

As part of the grant, the Boosters are raising matching funds from local sponsors. Each sponsor will receive placement in this site’s header “up top” advertising space, social media posts highlighting their business, and a signed limited edition print of the poster!

Gold Level sponsors will also have their business and message listed on the marquee in front of the St. Johns Bridge for one week!

Website Stats

This website enjoys over 1000 visitors each month (1,144 in April) who linger on the site for almost five minutes per visit. There is a lot to see here. Almost 70 businesses are listed on the site, each with their own page and pictures.

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Integral Yoga Teacher Training Coming to St. Johns

For over 30 years students from all over the world have taken part in Integral Yoga Teacher Training Programs, part of the Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. This summer, the Integral Yoga training will be offered at Shanti Om in St. Johns.

Check it out!

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 Art + ArtistsEat + 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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