Pleasant Valley encompasses several buttes – all part of the ancient Boring Lava Domes formation. In the mid-1800s, several pioneer families crossed the plains and settled in this area, acquiring land, establishing homesteads, farms and sawmills along present-day Johnson Creek, its tributaries and Foster Road. The Springwater Corridor occupies the original Portland Traction interurban rail bed which once carried passengers and freight from the Willamette to east Multnomah County. Residents of Pleasant Valley enjoy beautiful surroundings and opportunities to explore Johnson Creek watershed and other natural areas – all within easy reach of urban amenities and services.


Within the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association, there are many ways to be involved:

• Offer to serve on the Board – positions are open

• Become aware of, and respond to land use decisions and future development

• Provide input on Neighborhood safety and area transportation issues

• Promote protection of watershed, natural areas and green space

• Get to know and collaborate with your neighbors on issues impacting the Neighborhood


Meeting details:

The regular meeting time is the 3rd Wednesday of odd numbered months at 7 PM, Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 SE Foster Road.

Contact info:

Karen Hubbard, 503-367-3238,

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May 4, 2015 by

By Paul Grosjean, Vice Chair PVNA

15 years ago, development in the outer SE region of Pleasant Valley was exploding. Clatsop Butte became home to over 500 new residential properties. Portland Parks stepped up to the plate and, using system development charges, purchased 16 acres planned for development and land-banked the property for future use as an activity park. In 2008 a master plan was prepared outlining a full-service activity park with rest rooms, playing courts, and sports field and play equipment. More...
May 4, 2015 by

By Jeremy O’Leary, East Portland Action Plan Co-Chair

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has approved the ‘2015 Municipal Partnership Projects’ for a total of $79,000. Approval is a fun process of review and spending play dollars. More...
May 4, 2015 by

By the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program

Since Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator, was assigned to East Portland neighborhoods this last October, he has responded to neighbor complaints on 25-30 vacant houses with a varying degree of crime and livability problems. These homes are vacant because the owners have defaulted on their mortgage payments and the banks are in the process of foreclosing on the properties, which can take as long as five years. Many of the problems occur while the property is in limbo. More...
May 10, 2015, 11:00 am
May 17, 2015, 10:00 am
SE 114th Avenue and SE Foster Road
May 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue
Jul 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue
Sep 16, 2015, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Grange Hall - 17115 SE Foster Avenue