Lanes closed on Swan Island this weekend

Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on Swan Island’s Channel Avenue from Dolphin Street to Anchor Street, as well as Ballast Street and Commerce Street this weekend. The lane closures are in effect this Saturday and Sunday from 7 am through 5 pm. The lane closures will allow crews to pave 1.76 lane miles. Access will be maintained for businesses during the project. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers,... read more

Swan Island at sunset

Being a tower crane operator has its perks–like enjoying a spectacular view of the island, Willamette River, west hills and North Portland bluff during the day.  And this kind of view at sunset.  The photo was taken at the Daimler Corporate Headquarters construction site by Dennis (“Spike”) Schmit, Hoffman Construction Company employee.  Construction will be finished by next year.  ... read more

Thank you for the successful Going Street cleanup

The Swan Island Business Association and Overlook Neighborhood Association thank the 30+ adults and two children who worked hard and long last Saturday to make Going Street safer and more pleasant for commuters to the Island.  They picked up over half a ton of trash, trimmed away two yards of overgrown plant material from the sidewalk and removed graffiti. Many volunteers were residents of Overlook, Arbor Lodge and other surrounding neighborhoods; several were employees of businesses on Swan Island. We also want to thank the following organizations for their financial and logistical support: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, North... read more