SB I-5 closed starting tomorrow

We received the following information from the Oregon Department of Transportation: Southbound Interstate 5 will be closed for eight nights starting Saturday, Oct. 10, between the Marquam and Fremont bridges for ODOT’s ongoing I-5 paving and sign replacement project. The southbound night closures will begin Saturday Oct. 10 and continue every night until early Sunday Oct. 18. The closures will begin at 10 p.m. each night with all lanes open again by 5 a.m. weekdays and by 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Each night, the first lanes will close at 8 p.m., on-ramps will close at 9 p.m.,... read more

You’re Invited: Ride from Swan Island to Portland’s newly opened Tilikum Crossing Bridge

Join us and fellow Swan Island bike commuters this Thursday, September 24th for a leisurely ride to the newly opened Tilikum Crossing Bridge before we conclude at Apex Brewing for happy hour.  We’ll convene at and depart from the Swan Island McDonalds parking lot at 4:45pm and bike via the Eastbank Esplanade to the Tilikum Crossing. Contact Sarah Angell at for more information.  ... read more

SIBA partners with Portland Police and ONI

Under the leadership of Assistant Police Chief Bob Day, the Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) recently reached out to SIBA and other business associations to identify the safety issues that businesses throughout the city are experiencing. Their goal was to identify ways that businesses and the police could partner to address those issues. As a result of this initiative, Officer Rob Foster (North Portland Response Team Member) and Angie Russo (North Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator) met with SIBA staff and business members to focus on specific Swan Island concerns. The most significant problems identified were... read more