The Boise Boundary

Boundaries: The boundaries of Boise Neighborhood shall be defined as follows: Western Boundaries are Interstate 5, East on Skidmore to Rodney, South on Rodney to Failing, East on Failing to Mallory, South on Mallory to Beech, East on Beech to MLK, South on MLK to Fremont, West on Fremont to Vancouver, South on Vancouver to Cook, West on Cook to the on-ramp to the Fremont Bridge, South on Kerby to Stanton to the intersection of Interstate 5. 

Our Name: Reuben Patrick Boise was a Portland school board member in the 1850s. He went on to become a circuit judge and then a member of the Oregon Supreme Court. See Blog post: "How Do You Pronounce Boise?" for more background.


To enhance the livability of the Boise Neighborhood by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and acting as a liaison between the neighborhood, government agencies and officials, educational institutions, Boise Neighborhood businesses and business associations, churches, nonprofits, other neighborhoods and neighborhood groups, and other entities of interest and interested in the Boise community. This includes an active working relationship between Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

  1. To provide, encourage and facilitate an open process whereby all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves, or be heard on the issues, affairs and concerns of the neighborhood.

  2. To do and perform all of the activities related to said purposes, to have and enjoy all the powers granted and engage in any lawful activity for which corporations may be organized under ORS chapter 61.

  3. To be organized exclusively for educational, environmental, community, scientific and charitable purposes as prescribed by law. Notwithstanding any statement of purposes or powers aforesaid, this association shall not accept to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of its specific and primary purpose.

  4. To meet these livability objectives, it shall be the aim of Boise Neighborhood Association to address the following issues:

    1. Citizen Participation
    2. Education
    3. Economic/Job Development
    4. Health Services
    5. Housing and Physical Environment
    6. Law and Justice, Community Safety
    7. Social Services
    8. Recreation
    9. Honoring Diversity of Culture
    10. Transportation