Vernon Neighborhood Association

Connect. Listen. Share.

Through the Vernon Neighborhood Association, neighbors old and new can work together to shape the future of our neighborhood – from Alberta Street to Alberta Park – by taking on projects, taking up issues, and taking action together. 

The Vernon  Neighborhood Association strives to actively initiate, promote and implement programs that connect the diverse neighbors in this community.  We work to build a safe, resilient neighborhood informed by its rich cultural history. Through listening and sharing we cultivate community engagement.

It's rewarding to have an impact

Here are some of the things we've done together as neighbors in the past few years: 

  • Annual neighborhood cleanup day in May
  • Annual movie in the park in July
  • Provide feedback and input on development planned in Vernon addresses
  • Provide representation and input to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
  • Host in-person dialogues with government reps, police and neighbors on livability, safety, crime and other issues in our neighborhood

It's easy to get involved

The VNA has an all-volunteer board, elected each October.  Our board meets the 3rd Wednesday of most months (see the schedule at right). You can contact us at if you are interested in speaking or suggesting a topic.  Our 2022 schedule is on the right side of this web page.

The easiest way to follow our activities is on the VNA Facebook page, or by signing up for our newsletter at right.

We are dedicated to ensuring a diverse board and workforce and shall not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, income or political affiliation. From providing a welcoming and healthy work environment to maintaining and expanding partnerships with organizations that also work with diverse groups, we are committed to diversity within the organization. 

Do you live in the Vernon?

Our neighborhood is bordered by Ainsworth and Wygant, from approximately NE 22nd Ave to NE 10th. (The boundary jumps around a little from NE 14th Place to NE 10th).

Become a Member

If you live in the boundaries of the Vernon neighborhood, you just fill out the simple membership form below (or at a board meeting) to declare yourself a member. Business and organizational representatives are also eligible (see bylaws for restrictions). There is no cost to join the organization because we are sponsored by the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement.