St. Johns Boosters Business Association

Get Off the Roller Coaster: Keys to Balancing Blood Sugar

Allison Kirley, Owner of Delicious Life Wellness

Allison Kirley, Owner of Delicious Life Wellness

Guest Blog by wellness expert, Allison Kirley, owner of Delicious Life Wellness.

We are living in a time where America is in a health crisis and diabetes is an epidemic. Have you ever experienced “hanger”? In other words, mood swings, shakiness, or a headache when you haven’t eaten for a couple hours? Or maybe you have felt sluggish and fatigued after a meal?

It does not have to be this way, my friends. All of these symptoms can be caused by an imbalance of blood sugar levels and can be controlled simply through what you eat.

Our amazing bodies continually monitor the glucose levels in our blood stream. It is a delicate balance …

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20 Miles Per Hour Now the Law in St. Johns Business District

20-mph speed limit sign being installed

City of Portland crew installing new speed limit signs in St. Johns

Traffic in St. Johns will be flowing at a safer pace thanks to neighborhood and Boosters’ activism.

In the planning stages for months, City of Portland employees arrived at the end of June to install 20-mph speed limit traffic signs along Lombard in downtown St. Johns. While all signs have not yet been installed, the 20-mph zone will extend from Richmond to St. Louis.

St. Johns is an active pedestrian destination with many shops, restaurants, and other businesses. Slowing traffic will help protect pedestrians, and cyclists too, from accidents involving motor vehicles.

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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