Neighborhood Spotlight on St. Johns

St. Johns might be a Portland neighborhood on paper, but to our friends on the peninsula, it’s really a town of its own.

Located deep in the “fifth quadrant,” St. Johns hasn’t lost the blue-collar identity it gained as a hub for lumber and manufacturing jobs in the early 1900s. Dive bars like Slim’s are still hanging strong, and housing prices are still a little more affordable than the city as a whole.

With the annual St. Johns Parade coming up on May 11, we decided to spotlight a few of the people, places, and stories that make this community so special.