Salsa into Spring



Porch Light Realty is proud to present Salsa into Spring, a fundraising event to support St. Johns Main Street. This event features an evening of live music, dancing, cool prizes, great food and great friends! This event will bring together residents, business owners, and St. Johns appreciators from all over Portland to celebrate our vibrant community.

Events like Salsa into Spring are an important way for us to bring increased exposure and activity to St. Johns and provide our organization with the ongoing resources to support local entrepreneurs, preserve and create jobs, and build community investment and civic engagement. We truly appreciate your support!


When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Where: Los Prados Event Hall - 10105 N. Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Visit the website for details and to purchase tickets.

Revive the Plaza/Saving Ivy Island Plants


Join us on Sunday, March 20th for our monthly Revive the Plaza! This month we'll be extending our focus to include saving the plants from Ivy Island and re-planting them at Sitton Elementary and in the planters on the Plaza! We'll be working from 1-5pm.

Meet at the St. Johns Main Street Office at 1:00pm.

Art Constitutional Action Team


St. Johns Main Street is once again organizing the 2016 Art Constitutional. The Art Constitutional is an interactive event offering a combination of artworks, demonstrations, hands-on art making, and performances. Our goal is to introduce new and upcoming artists, expand awareness of the existing St. Johns art community, and compliment the diverse businesses in our vibrant neighborhood. Through art, music, and demonstration, we hope to generate interest and excitement for our blossoming community. This year's arts party for the neighborhood will be taking place on June 11th and September 10th.

We're launching an action team to help organize our event. If you're interested in helping to coordinate logistics of the event, recruit artists/vendors, and coordinate outreach/marketing efforts, you can attend our first meeting action team meeting. We'll be meeting on Thursday, March 10th at 5:30pm at the St. Johns Main Street office (8250 N. Lombard).  

Come be a part of a dynamic team of individuals who will contribute their talents and interests to make this the best year yet!

Contact Jenna Hudson at for more information.


2nd Annual St. Johns Volunteer Fair Announced!

St. Johns Volunteer Fair to Connect Residents with Local Volunteer Opportunities


The 2nd annual St. Johns Volunteer Fair is set for Thursday, February 4th from 6pm-8pm at Los Prados Event Hall, 10105 N. Lombard. This free, family-friendly event, hosted by St. Johns Main Street and the St. Johns Neighborhood Association, will give community members the opportunity to learn about a diverse array of local volunteer opportunities. Childcare will be provided, along with live music, kid’s activities, free snacks and a raffle.

Community groups and nonprofits can register for a table to share their volunteer needs and the great work they do through this short online form or by calling 503-841-5522

10 Steps to Open Your Business


Interested in starting up your own business?

Have you been thinking of starting your own business but don’t know where to start? Join us for a free and informative 1 hour workshop.


• Business start-up
• Licenses and permits
• Name registration
• Pricing
• Financing
• Building your business plan 
• Marketing


333 SW 5th Ave. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-0280


St. Johns Library
7510 N Charleston Ave
Portland, OR 97203

Already a business owner? Call us to schedule a free consultation.

Business Mixer at Barrique Barrel


In 2015, there were over 20 new small businesses who opened their doors in St. Johns!

Join us on Monday, December 7th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a business mixer to celebrate our new businesses. All current and aspiring business owners are encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to meet one another and share fun stories over a glass of wine or beer.

Location: Barrique Barrel,  7401 N Burlington Ave 

Thank you to Barrique Barrel for hosting the event! 


Explore Portland's North Pole on Nov 27 & 28


Shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! 

Download the Little Boxes app/check out the instructions and shop at our Little Boxes retail locations in St. Johns on November 27th and 28th:

Zumbido de Portland (7413 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)
Block Bikes PDX (7238 N Burlington Ave., Portland, OR 97203)
Salty Teacup (8416 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)
Consign Couture (7400 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)
The Olive & Vine (8711 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)
St. Johns Living Well (7441 N Leavitt Ave., Portland, OR 97203)
Coffee Kids (8836 N Lombard St, Portland OR 97203)
Barrique Barrel (7401 N Burlington Ave., Portland, OR 97203)
Arrows Gallery & Home (7227 N Philadelphia Ave., Unit 125, Portland, OR 97203)
RōM (7419 N Burlington Ave., Portland, OR 97203)
Etcetera (8621 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203)
Art of STEM (7429 N. Leavitt Ave.)

Want to learn more about Little Boxes and how to play the game? Click here for instructions and information on deals!

Plus, don't miss out on the Winter Farmers Market happening on Saturday, November 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the plaza. Lots of your favorite vendors from this past market season will be returning for this one day event! 

#explorenopole #stjohnsbusinesses

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl


Grab your Ugly Sweater and join us for the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in St. Johns! You can pick up your gear at our official Ugly Sweater shop - Salty Teacup (8416 N Lombard).

Our stops include:

5:00 - Meet at Leisure Public House
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - The Fixin' To
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Plew's Brews
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Slim's Pdx
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Brekken's
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Bluebird Tavern
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Marie's

The pub crawl will once again be led by two of the most awesome people around - Travis and Nicole Blanchette, owners of Leisure Public House! Plus, we've got a super fun photo contest teed up. #SJUglySweater

Check out the Facebook event page & spread the word! 

Participate in the St. Johns Bar Collaborative!


The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention program and St. Johns Main Street are working to organize a collaborative for all the liquor establishments in St. Johns. Over the last couple of years, both organizations have been hearing from neighbors/bar owners about the lack of attention from the police. The goal of the collaborative is to open up the lines of communication between liquor establishments, the police, Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), and crime prevention in order to reduce crime in the area and promote a thriving downtown atmosphere. 

Join us for the next meeting on Tuesday, November 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Main Street office. Feel free to reach out to Angie Russo, Crime Prevention Coordinator, at 503-823-4094 with any questions. 

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