Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Alain LeTourneau took and assembled a series of photographs documenting the natural and built environment of Swan Island: the structures and spaces that define the area as a “geography of production.” He is showing them at his studio (5232 N Williams Ave) only until Sunday, December 8. You can see them if you call now for an appointment (503.231.6548). Alain LeTourneau, a Portland-based artist, employs still and moving images to explore the natural and built environment, and the idea of development in relation to land use. His work has been... read more
We're proud of Swan Island and what we get done every day. During the week about 10,000 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.
The City of Portland Environmental Services is replacing or repairing about 17,000 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 60-90 years old and failing due to age. The city installed many of these sewer pipes before 1920. The project also includes constructing about 9,100 feet of 6-inch sewer branch pipes that will connect homes and businesses to the new public sewer pipes. Replacing and repairing these public sewer pipes will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. A project map is available... read more
If you’ve got the time, join us at Venture Portland’s Celebrate the City on Thursday, November 14, from 6-8:30. We’ll enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and opportunities to win the meal raffle, purchase a bottle of wine and to bid successfully on fabulous auction packages donated by Portland’s business districts. Thank you to the following SIBA members for contributing to the great Swan Island package: Daimler Trucks North America, Dr. Martens, Stack Metallurgical Services, TCM, Tice Electric, TILT, and Vigor Industrial. The Swan Island Business Association will receive all auction proceeds. Purchase your tickets here or at the door.... read more