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What is the Jade?

In 2011, Prosper Portland selected the Jade District as one of 6 Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) districts. While first being housed by the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association, it was later adopted by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).  The Jade District is a program of APANO that focuses on community development work in the neighborhood around Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street.  We take a comprehensive approach to helping the neighborhood develop without displacing the residents and businesses in the neighborhood.

Our neighborhood includes one of the most diverse census tracts in the State of Oregon, with a population comprised of a majority of people of color.

Currently, the Jade District is a place-based, community building and economic development program of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) Communities United Fund focused on improving the ten block area radius surrounding Southeast 82nd Ave and Southeast Division Street.

Ensuring that the homes in the Jade District will be affordable and accessible for our residents to have a stable home as the area develops, grows and changes.  

A Neighborhood Home for All

Through grants, workshops, and technical assistance, the Jade District facilitates the growth of the local economy and supports and stabilizes small businesses that reflect the diversity of the cultures present in the Jade District.

Small Business Development

The Jade District advocates for commercial and residential streets that are safe and accessible for pedestrians and bikers.  This also includes equitable investments from public transportation projects and investments.

Transportation Justice

Park and green spaces are essential hubs for community members and families to host social gatherings, access to safe areas for exercise and play while also improving the greenery and air quality.

Parks and Green Space

Latest Jade District News

What are the boundaries of the Jade District?

The Jade District was recognized as a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative in 2013.  Prosper Portland (then the Portland Development Commission) identified the neighborhood around SE 82nd and Division Street as an area poised for development but [...]

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