Swan Island partners with Overlook neighborhood-Earth Day Cleanup

In celebration of Earth Day, SIBA and the Swan Island TMA are co-organizing an Overlook Neighborhood cleanup this Saturday, April 25, from 10am to noon. All employees of businesses on the island are invited to participate. Attention will be given primarily to Going Street from Interstate Avenue to the bridge over the railroad tracks. Participants will pick up trash, remove graffiti and trim back plant material that has grown over the sidewalk along the north side of Going. The first 50 participants will receive an organic tomato plant grown by Mulysa Melco, an Overlook landscape designer. Meet at the north... read more

Remembering the Swan Island airport

John Killen from The Oregonian remembered Portland-area airports from the past 110 years, including the historic Swan Island Airport. Opened in 1926, it was seen as “the most beautiful airport in the nation.” Short-lived in its usefulness because of physical limitations, the Swan Island Airport stopped functioning after World War II. Read Killen’s story and enjoy some vintage photos here.... read more

Going Street eastbound ramp closed through March 25

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements require the closure of the ramp on N Going Street eastbound from Swan Island to N Greeley Avenue from Saturday, March 21 through March 25, 2015. The ramp closure will be in effect all hours and all days. The ramp closure is necessary to allow crews to repair the failed road base and stabilize the foundation of the road to prevent potholes and other surface distresses. Traffic will be detoured east on N Going Street to N Interstate Avenue or I-5 southbound. The traveling public is... read more