September 12th ICA Board Meeting

The Board reconvenes after summer holiday and begins meeting monthly every 2nd Thursday at 7pm in Irvington Elementary School Library.

Summer cultural exchange opportunity for families in the Neighborhood

Host a university student from Japan or high school student from Japan, France, or Spain for 1-4 weeks in July, August, or September and build connections across the world through friendship! The international students are coming to share cultures, practice English, and become part of an American household. Most students will be taking English classes from 9am to 5pm, M-F, at Portland State or Concordia, while some teens will be immersed in their host families' daily lives and will not have any scheduled program obligations. Students bring their own spending money and are covered by comprehensive medical and accident insurance. Families receive orientation materials, 24/7 support, and a small hosting stipend. ANDEO is a local nonprofit that has been connecting families and students since 1981. Hosting is a wonderful way to learn about another culture first-hand while creating fun summer memories with a new friend. Apply at or contact Becca at or 503-274-1776 for more info.


The Irvington neighborhood is located in the northeast section of Portland, Oregon. The neighborhood traces its history to the William and Elizabeth Irving Donation Land Claim of 1851 as well as several small adjoining subdivisions.  The neighborhood streets were laid out in 1887, and residential lots began selling in 1891.

An early example of a streetcar suburb, Irvington contains the largest, most diverse, and intact collections of Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, and Colonial Revival style residences in the City of Portland as well as the State of Oregon. In 2010, Irvington was designated an historic district and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1966, a group of neighbors formed the Irvington Community Association (ICA). Today, the ICA continues to play an important role in promoting and preserving one of Portland's most vibrant and livable neighborhoods. From street tree inventories to land use meetings to clean-up days to the Irvington Home Tour - it's all your neighborhood. Get involved!

Home Tour

Each year, the Irvington Home Tour is held on the third Sunday of May - rain or shine. The tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. Visit the Home Tour site for information, photos, and tickets. Proceeds from the Home Tour support the neighborhood charitable giving program.