Mail: 2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland OR 97210   Phone: 1-503-823-4288

Make a Difference

Join SHNA to make a difference in your community

What We're Working On

Emergency Preparedness

To organize efforts in preparing for emergencies and to find and grow educational tools and programs to help the community stay safe.

Sustainability & Livability

To engage and educate the Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood in sustainable practices, environmental stewardship and related community projects.

Land Use & Transportation

To review and organize efforts about development, permits, zoning and transportation issues.

Committees in Action

Join us!

General Meeting

The General meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Sylvan Fire Station.


Sylvan-Highlands Emergency Preparedness and Neighborhood Emergency Team meet as needed. Email for details,

Land Use

Land Use & Transportation Committee meets as needed. Email for details,

Special Events

Come out for a spring cleaning Litter pick-up or planting day.
December offers a ZooLights get together.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Our Board

Gretchen Hollands

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 1998.
I love living here…. nestled in nature, the best of town and country. We love being located near the MAX, a bike corridor and world class attractions and Bunnies!

Kristin Shorey

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 2011.
I love living here…. because of all the fantastic people I have met, the amazing trees and waking up to so many birds.


Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since ____.
I love living here….

Carla Eisner

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 1993.
I love living here…. in the forest within the city.

David Malcolm

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 1998.
I love living here…. it does’t feel like the city with so much nature around us . The close in location.

Michele Shea-Han

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 2003.
I love living here…. because of the accessibility to downtown, excellent schools, the beautiful topography with trees and hills and the friendships made from the bus stop.

John Rush

Sylvan-Highlands neighbor since 2009.
I love living here…. living in the country but we are only 5 minutes from downtown.


No special requirements, but we really appreciate those who come with cookies to share. To join us, come to a meeting and explore the possibilities.

News & Updates

Whistling Mailman Retires

Article by David Boe Long time Portland mailman Tom Esau is retiring at the end of July. Beloved in the neighborhood for his kindness and friendly demeanor, Tom is especially well known as the whistling mailman. For the last 20+ years, Tom has cheerfully delivered the mail to Sylvan area residents, often whistling while...

Portland’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Planning for Real: Portland’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan When: April 23rd, 2016  2:30pm to 5:30pm Where: Lincoln High School Cafeteria, 1600 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205 Who: Everyone who lives, works, or plays in West/Northwest Portland and the City Center! more information about the workshop     What: The City of Portland Bureau of...

June Training

 6,000 emergency, military personnel to conduct PNW megaquake exercise the week of June 7th, 2016 Called “Cascadia Rising,” the exercise will be the biggest ever conducted in the Pacific Northwest. Which is fitting, because a rupture on the offshore fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone could be the biggest natural disaster in U.S. history....

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