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
We're proud of Swan Island and what we get done every day. During the week over 11,000 people commute to their family-wage jobs in one of the country's most unique urban industrial districts - situated on the shores of the Willamette River adjacent to vital north Portland neighborhoods and even home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. We've designed this website to clear up any confusion, to inform, to motivate and maybe even to inspire. We invite you to explore these pages. Write us with your questions. Find that job on the Island. Locate your business here. Join SIBA. And, if you're in the area, stop by the SIBA office and say hi.
A big shout out goes to Cummins Northwest employees and family members for their great cleanup efforts on Swan Island. Partnering with SOLVE on July 25, they collected over 2000 pounds of trash from the beach areas and streets on Swan Island. Thank you for sharing your time and energy, especially on a rainy Saturday morning. You made a difference! They are enthused about continuing to hold similar events and hope to partner with other businesses on the Island. Stay tuned for more information. ... read more
Interstate 5 will be closed in both directions between Interstate 84 and the Marquam Bridge Thursday night as part ODOT’s sign replacement project. The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday July 9 with all lanes open again by 5 a.m. Friday July 10. This is the first of several nighttime closures this summer for the project. I-5 traffic coming from both the south and the north will be routed onto Interstate 405. The ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound I-84 will remain open. ODOT is replacing the green highway signs on I-5 between Southwest Corbett Avenue and North Lombard... read more