SOLVE Clean up on SE Hawthorne

After a successful clean up along Belmont in January, Sunnyside residents joined volunteers from Richmond and other nearby neighborhoods to give Hawthorne a good cleanup on March 13, 2021.  The event was hosted by Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator in collaboration with Richmond resident Beth Nesser from Inner South East Action.

The 34 volunteers were divided in teams of 4 to 7 assigned to 6 different sections along both sides of Hawthorne from SE 28th to SE 49th. State Representative Rob Nosse was among the volunteers. Together we filled a entire pickup truck worth of bags that were dumped in a nearby construction dumpster in which space was donated by Richmond resident Dan Beard of Beard’s Restoration & Remodeling ( 

As of publication date, a follow-up maintenance cleanup is planned along the same route on May 2, 2021. If you are interested in volunteering in future cleanup efforts, please contact Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator at

Survey Results: New public trash cans coming to Sunnyside and SE Portland

In Fall 2021, the City will be adding 182 new public trash cans throughout Southeast Portland. The city has been actively seeking feedback from people who live or work in Southeast Portland on where the new cans should (or shouldn’t) be located.

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association conducted its own survey from May to July 2021. We have collected 63 feedbacks from residents covering 31 intersections. The intersection with the most votes is SE Belmont St and SE 34th Ave with 10 votes. Second is SE Taylor St and SE Chavez Blvd with 5 votes.

You can see the survey results in a map format here. You can click on a point to see comments for that intersection.

You can see the survey results in a spreadsheet format here. The first sheet shows results combined by intersection (with higher vote counts first) and the second sheet shows the underlying feedback data (without personal information).

More information about this city program is available on the city’s website.

Updated Adopt-One-Block Map


As of May 14, over 100 blocks have been adopted in Sunnyside through Adopt One Block with fewer than 60 blocks still seeking adoption.

Click here to open the map in a full size window.

To make yourself known to the SNA as a block ambassador or if you ever need help with disposing of excess trash, dealing with larger dumping, needles or biohazards while cleaning your adopted block, please contact Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator at

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SOLVE Cleanup event – Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SNA is partnering with SOLVE to do a cleanup along Hawthorne Blvd on Saturday, March 13; 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

We will be splitting in smaller groups and going up and down Hawthorne (and inside the neighborhood for a block or so). For those that participated in our January event along Belmont, this will be a similar event.

Since this is a SOLVE event, more information is available and registration is required via SOLVE’s website at

SOLVE Cleanup event – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Come join your fellow Sunnyside neighbors this Wednesday Jan 27 at 2:00 PM to clean up our special corner of Portland and show our neighborhood a little love! Pre-registration is required! Please sign up on SOLVE’s website ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form.

We will meet at 2:00 PM at Walgreens and spread out along the Belmont corridor.

If you know of specific litter hotspots in the neighborhood, please let us know (even if you can’t participate). Depending on the number of volunteers, we will try to send smaller groups to specific areas needed cleanup.

More information and sign-up: