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

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