She\'s Incredi-bowl!

She's Incredi-bowl!

New Columbia is the home of a Gold Medalist. Linda Dougherty competed in the 2009 Special Olympics and took the Gold Medal in bowling. Linda's dedication to the sport has taken her to the Special Olympics several years in a row. We are so proud of her, and are glad that she loves living here in New Columbia.
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Dijhena Makes Honor Roll

Dijhena Makes Honor Roll

Dijhena Thomas works hard as a middle school student. Setting her sights on being an English Professor, Dijhena is well on her way and earning high marks. Her last Grade Point Average was a 3.87. Way to go, Dijhena!
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Ginean Works in the Focus Group

Ginean Works in the Focus Group

While Ginean is a mother of four, works during the day, and runs in invitational track meets, she still values community involvement. She participated in a focus group called Community Speaks Initiative which helped develop a survey to find out how the community feels about everything from the rain gardens to the schools. Ginean knows it takes a community to raise a child, and that it takes time and energy to build community.
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Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

Whoever said boys will be boys, was right. Our youth have plenty of activities to engage in during the summer months. Whether they want to enter 3 on 3 basketball competitions in McCoy Park, learn to use darkroom skills in photography workshops, or make foam art visors with the senior ladies from Trenton Terrace, there are plenty of activities to keep youth involved.
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Generations Coming Together

Generations Coming Together

You won't catch Margaret watching television or playing bingo on a sunny afternoon. She's too busy painting faces, walking her dog Honey, or giving away prizes during sidewalk chalk art competitions. Margaret is a busy woman who is now working on writing a book about her late husband, who painted with greats like Jackson Polluck. We are lucky to have such spirited seniors in our community who bring life and energy to their community.
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Welcome to the New Columbia website!

Message From the Community Director

For those who attended the community meeting on October 13th, I sincerely apologize for not more effectively communicating the rescheduling of this important date. The next Community Livability Forum is tentatively scheduled for mid-November. Formal notice will be sent prior to the meeting.
Darcy Vincent

We want to hear from you. Please join us.

Please join Guardian Management, Housing Authority of Portland, Portland Police and Office of Neighborhood Involvement for an open forum meeting to continue the discussion of Community Livability here at New Columbia.

Where: Room 106 in the Community Building at 4610 N. Trenton (across the street from the Leasing Office)
When: October 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Agenda: Community Livability
Community Core Values Signage
Block Watch focusing Strategy

Encourage your neighbors to come and have their voices heard.

More than 200 neighbors attend Mayor’s meeting

On June 26, 2010 residents of New Columbia and the Portsmouth neighborhood gathered to mourn the loss of Billy Moore and voice concerns about violence and community safety. Mayor Sam Adams solicited questions and comments from the audience. Captain Jim Ferraris with Portland Police and Steve Rudman from the Housing Authority of Portland also addressed the group. The Mayor promised a follow up meeting to be scheduled the week of July 6th. Flyers will be distributed to all New Columbia residents as soon as the specific date and time are announced. Grief counselors are available on site through July 10th. For more information please contact Darcy Vincent at .

New Columbia is a Non-Smoking Community

Effective April 1, 2010, all common areas and multi-family rental units at New Columbia are smoke free! It is prohibited to smoke with in 10 feet of a window or doorway. No smoking will be allowed in the stairways, common areas or in the apartments. Thank you for your cooperation I improving the air quality and livability of our community. Need help quitting? In Oregon, call QUITYES

Who is Conservice?

For all residents of New Columbia the payment for your water and sewer usage is your responsibility. Conservice is the water billing company that provides service to the apartment residents at New Columbia. Do not ignore billing statements that are mailed to you. Beginning July 1, 2010, we will no longer accept payment for water and sewer in the rental office. All payment will need to be remitted to the water billing company. If you receive a utility reimbursement check, the billing will no longer be deducted from this payment. It is a requirement of the rental agreement at New Columbia that all utility bills be paid in a timely manner. Failure to do so will put your housing at risk. If you have any questions regarding water billing, please contact Conservice at 1..

Join Foot Patrol

Hello Neighbors, we need your help! Volunteer to participate in New Columbia’s Foot Patrol program and get involved in your community.

Foot Patrol walks are scheduled on weekend evenings in the summer and generally last 90 minutes. Volunteers sign up for a couple of walks each month. You will walk with 3 or 4 other community members. View this PDF for the details.

Community Speaks Intiative

The Community Speaks Intiative results are in! Click the link below to read the description of this project and to get the final report.

CSI Final Report June 2009

This is the online home of a beautiful 82 acre mixed-income community in North Portland’s Portsmouth Neighborhood. With pocket parks, green spaces, an opportunity center, community education centers, community building offices, senior housing and a portland parks and recreation community center, it’s easy to see that we are as successful as we are unique. Take a look around the site and check out what we have accomplished and what we are planning for our future.

From an events calendar to photo galleries, this new site has plenty of information, stories and resources for residents, neighbors, and visitors. Read up on our residents’ success in the Meet Your New Columbia Neighbor section (under the Residents tab), or click through intergenerational photos of youth and seniors spending time together at our events.

If you are looking to learn more about the Housing Authority of Portland’s goals and achievements associated with New Columbia, please visit:

Contact New Columbia Office Manager, Cheryl West with comments regarding the website: or