Approximately two miles in length and a mile wide, the teardrop-shaped area is rich in natural and recreational amenities. We have four public parks (Westmoreland, Sellwood, Sellwood Riverfront & Johnson Creek), hiking paths (Oaks Bottom Refuge), a public golf course, a bicycle/pedestrian only thoroughfare (the Springwater Corridor) and the center of Portland's antiques shopping.
With a wide variety of shopping and dining choices, our two historic neighborhoods dating from 1876, make it easy to enjoy everything that Sellwood/Westmoreland has to offer.
Partners in a Healthy Community
Sunday 17th of February 2013
Saturday the 18th of May, 2013
New Seasons Market-Sellwood Store
Phone: 503. 230. 4949
Saturday & Sunday, May 18th & 19th, 11am-5pm, all stores
Although we are not a dedicated gluten-free facility, we're happy to open up most of our gluten-free snacks, baking mixes and breads this weekend for you to sample and enjoy.
This is a wonderful community building and fundraising event scheduled to coincide with the Sellwood Middle School's (SMS) Community Appreciation Day Parade. Over 50 Sellwood/Moreland Businesses and individuals are donating funds or a percentage of their sales on Tuesday May 21st to benefit SMS Foundation for the enhancement of the school's art, music and student elective programs.
The Sellwood Bridge is near and dear to the hearts of the neighborhoods of Sellwood & Westmoreland. We are especially interested in the future of the bridge and its impact on our communities.
Day: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed from 7 am to 4 pm weekdays between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway.
Night: Blasting is scheduled on March 13 and 14 as part of the work to widen Highway 43 for the new bridge interchange. On blast nights, intermittent closures of traffic lanes and the highway and bridge will happen between 7 pm and 5 am. Highway and bridge closures will last from 5 to 20 minutes for each blast. Five minutes and one minute before each blast, a warning siren will sound. The siren will probably be louder than the blast itself. Two or three blasts are scheduled each night between 9 pm and 3 am. Travelers can avoid delays by choosing alternate routes on blast nights. Click here for more information about blasting.
Other West Side Work
Retaining Walls – Excavation of the hillside west of the highway continues, in preparation for construction of retaining walls this year.
Landslide Work – Work to stabilize the landslide is about 85% complete and is expected to be finished in April. This week’s photo shows a team installing a ground anchor near the river bank in a tight space where extra containment was required.
Tree Removal – The contractor plans to remove several trees near the Taylors Ferry intersection with Hwy. 43 next week to prepare for a U-turn detour that will be needed later due to construction phasing. In 2014 westbound bridge traffic will be prohibited from turning left (south) onto Hwy. 43. Southbound traffic will be diverted northbound on Hwy. 43 to the U-turn at Taylors Ferry. There traffic can safely turn around to resume southbound travel.
Trees will be removed this month near the trail at Stephens Creek in preparation for construction of a new culvert over the creek. There will be intermittent closures of the trail with flaggers to assist cyclists and pedestrians.
Several trees will be removed on the south side of the bridge this month for a construction entrance.
Trees will be replanted in all these locations at the end of the project.
East Side Work
Work Bridge – Constructing the east work bridge and its land approach continues. The contractor drove pile today for the span above the river bank. Next week the contractor will install horizontal structural steel for this span. The east and west work bridges will be used as platforms to build the new bridge.
Sellwood Harbor – Work at the north end of the condominium complex south of the bridge is wrapping up this month, as the contractor completes final punch list items.
Construction Work Hours
Normal weekday work hours are 7 am to 6 pm. Work hours for eastside condominiums are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Blasting is scheduled on the westside of Hwy. 43 on the evenings of March 13 & 14, between 9 pm and 3 am (see traffic information above).
For Project Information – Contact Mike Pullen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-209-4111) or visit www.sellwoodbridge.org. View live construction from our two web cams at www.sellwoodbridge.org/?p=construction-camera.
Multnomah County maintains the Sellwood Bridge and is leading the effort to replace it. For more information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org .
We are also following the Bridge Project at sellwoodbridge.blogspot.com
Make the Bridge your Concern.
Our newest walking map is out in all your favorite neighborhood businesses. Be sure to watch for it. It's bigger and better. Sellwood Westmoreland Walking Map Find all the businesses you know in our neighborhoods, then mark the new ones you need to investigate. Our map is free and you can print it right off this website. Or you can visit anyone of the the participating businesses to get your hands on the real thing.
The Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance is very proud to have one of the first informational kiosks in the city of Portland. Our kiosk is placed permanently at the key intersection of Milwaukie and Bybee on the NW corner.
This three-sided structure contains 3'X3' display cabinets on each side. One side of the kiosk has a map showing our SWBA members. The second panel displays the same map but with neighborhood resources and amenities (parks, walking trais, library, community center, etc...) And the three panel features upcoming neighborhood events. The goal is for this kiosk to become a focal point of the business district.
Funding for the kiosk has come from a city grant, a donation from S.M.I.L.E and the SWBA.