Legal and Policies: Bylaws, Resolution, and Communication
Columbia River Crossing (Bridge)
The Interstate Bridge was completed in 1917 to replace a ferry that carried vehicles between Vancouver and Portland. Vehicles were charged a 5 cent toll for 12 years until the bonds were paid. In the 1950s, a twin bridge was built to accommodate the increasing demand and tolls were again charged.
Learn more about: Project Information, Advisory Groups, Public Meetings, Newsroom, Library/Maps. View the Project Timeline.
Go to Columbia River Crossing for more information.
Victor Viets and Tom Dana are HINooN's eyes and ears on this project.
A petition is circulating the island, requesting signatures to support:
Neighbors concerned about spiking crime at Lottery Row recently formed an organization, Friends of Hayden Island, and are circulating petitions demanding the state reduce the gambling enclave at Jantzen Beach.
Lottery Row businesses average more than half a million dollars each in annual gambling profits for the state, plus several hundred thousand dollars each for their owners. Lottery Director Larry Niswender proposes to use a random selection process to cut the number of retailers at Lottery Row when the state’s master contract with lottery retailers expires late in June 2015.
Niswender's proposed regulation also aims to limit new businesses created solely for gambling, via a provision that would require applicants to be in business 90 days before getting video lottery terminals.
Christmas Ships (Columbia River)
In the News
Hayden Island Livability Project (HILP)
HELP HILP Hayden Island Livability Project
When the Hayden Island Livability Project (HILP) was formed many of us thought we could never make a difference. The formation was a reaction to the release of the Refinement Package to the Columbia River Crossing Project (CRC). This 5-mile construction project on the I-5 between Oregon and Washington was to redo the freeway and build a new bridge across the Columbia also putting a 22-lane interchange on Hayden Island, demolishing approximately 37 businesses including our only grocery store and pharmacy. The impact on the livability on our Island would be far-reaching and in many ways negative to this wonderful place we call home.
Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the South Shore Club House in the Hayden Island Manufactured Home Community at 12221 N West Shore Drive. Co-Chairs are Herman Kachold and Donna Murphy.
Herman Kachold and Pam Ferguson are HINooN's contact for HILP.
West Hayden Island
The City of Portland is in the process of conducting a public process to explore annexation and creation of a long-range land use plan for West Hayden Island (WHI).
Planning now is a way to coordinate with efforts currently underway for the Coluumbia River Crossing project and the west side of Hayden Island. It is also a way to ensure that the Island's natural resource habitat, recreation opportunities as well as marine economic opportunites are considered as part of the planning efforts.
The Port of Portland is proposing a marine industrial development for this unique 800-acre parcel which was owned by PGE until 1994, when it was purchased by the Port of Portland.
Project Website is http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/WHI
Port representative Brooke Berglund attends most HINooN meetings.
Tom Dana, Victor Viets, and Pam Ferguson represent HINooN at Port meetings regarding West Hayden Island.
Lotus Isle Park
Lotus Isle Park - 540 N Tomahawk Is Dr
The park is 1.72 acres and was acquired in 1982.
Amenties: Paved Paths, Picnic Table, and Playground.
Hours: 5 AM to 12:01 AM
Lotus Isle Park was named after Portland'ls largest amusement park called Lotus Isle, the Million-Dollar Peasure Paradise. Lotus Isle spread out over 128 acres east of Jantzen Beach and it officially opened June 28, 1930. It was known as the Wonderland of the Pacific Northwest and you could take in over 40 rides at the amusement park. The park’s name was derived from the Lotus Water Lily, which was associated with euphoria and enlightenment in Oriental and Egyptian mythology.
The short-lived amusement park was plagued by debt, alleged gangland connections, and a plane crash which destroyed several buildings. It closed after the 1932 season and a bonfire was set to virtually destroy all memory of the park.
Today, much of this land has been developed, including moorages, houseboats, marinas, and condos. From the park, you can still see the pilings from the 700-foot trestle that once carried the streetcars that went on to Hayden Island and then to Vancouver, Washington.
July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Returning to the event’s roots, the celebration will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show launched from Pearson Field, as it was years ago. Compared to the fireworks show of recent years, the fireworks will be a half-mile closer, will be directly over the historic site and will include a wider range of pyrotechnics. The best place to view the fireworks is at the Fort Vancouver National Site. It is unlikely that the fireworks will be visible from other locations.
The community can help light up the sky over Fort Vancouver by making a donation at www.FortVan.org.
Jeff Geisler, HINooN board member, works with Portland Police to organize the 4th of July car passes for entrance onto the Island.
Hayden Island Plan and Other Links
Hayden Island Plan - adopted by Portland City Council - August 19, 2009