Other Committees

Our committees work hard to make our neighborhood a great place to live! We are always looking for more volunteers and writers - please reach out to a committee if you're interested in helping out, contributing website content, or writing articles.


Every May, the Beautification Committee organizes a neighborhood clean up day. The ICA makes large dumpsters available in a neighborhood parking lot. Neighbors get a chance to maximize their Spring Cleaning! Entrepreneurial metal recyclers are invited to come haul away those large ungainly rusty things you have been meaning to get rid of. A "too good to throw away" section becomes free zone, where you never know what you might find to take home. 

To learn more about the Beautification Committee or to get involved with Clean Up Day, please contact: Jason Messer at j.messer@comcast.net or 503-312-4175

Budget & Capital Improvements

This committee meets as needed to work on capital improvement projects for the neighborhood. These projects often receive support from the funds raised by the Irvington Home Tour.

To learn more about capital projects, please contact: Nathan Corser at nathan.corser@ch2m.com or (503) 493-0671.


Community Connections

The Community Connections Committee is all about reaching out to our neighbors and creating a greater sense of community. We facilitate neighborhood events such as the Holiday Party (2nd Thursday in December), assist with Movie Night in Irving Park and a summer event. The committee is also starting a program to reach out to Irvington residents to provide information on the ICA and our various functions, committees and activities.

To join the committee or if you have an idea or suggestions, please email community@irvingtonpdx.com.

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) advocates for the Irvington Historic District and for the property owners of the district.  The Committee works with historic preservation groups to lobby for improved regulations and lower fees for historic districts and for individual National Register properties. The HPC spearheaded the nomination of Historic District to the National Register in 2010.  HPC members continue to research the architectural history of Irvington, and honor that history with the Mary and Smith Piper Century House Program.

To learn more about historic preservation, please email historicpreservation@irvingtonpdx.com.

Home Tour

Each year, on the third Sunday of May, the Irvington Community Association holds its annual Irvington Home Tour to raise funds for the Irvington Community Association and charitable giving to benefit neighborhood schools and non-profits. The Irvington Home Tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. In fact, the very first Irvington Home Tour, conducted in 1967, was the first such tour in the city. The tour was scheduled intermittently until 1983, when the popular program became a permanent part of the Irvington Community Association's annual calendar. Each year nearly two hundred volunteers make the home tour possible.

To learn more about the annual Irvington Home Tour, please email committee@irvingtonhometour.com.

Get your tickets to the home tour early. This popular event usually sells out. Tickets usually go on sale in early April.

Like the Irvington Home Tour on Facebook.


The ICA newsletter comes out four times per year, usually September, December, March and May.  It is delivered to about 4000 homes. Additional copies are available at schools and merchants in the neighborhood. We are always looking for neighborhood writers and photographers who want to contribute.

To learn more about the newsletter, please email the editor at newslettereditor@irvingtonpdx.com.

If you are interested in advertising in the newsletter, please take a look at our rate sheet. For more information email the ads manager at newsletterads@irvingtonpdx.com.


The ICA Parks committee works with the Portland Parks and Recreation bureau to bring activities and facility improvements to Irving Park. Annual Summer activities include Movies in the Park, and a picnic for National Night Out.(first Tuesday night in August).

To learn more about parks, please contact:  Jason Messer at j.messer@comcast.net or 503-312-4175 OR Jeff Jones at jcjones@pacifier.com or 503-281-1023

Safety Committee

To learn more about our committee, please contact: safety@irvingtonpdx.com

Here are some crime prevention advice and handouts from the city:  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/53530


Purchases & Expenses: The preferred method regarding purchases and expenses is to use ICA fund directly via our debit card or checking account. Please contact treasurer@irvingtonpdx.com for more information.

Reimbursement: If you have an expense that needs to be reimbursed, please submit a completed expense form to treasurer@irvingtonpdx.com


Our website committee is dedicated to helping spread Irvington related information to the community. If you encounter any issues while using the site or have questions about the content, please email website@irvingtonpdx.com.


The Irvington Community Association is always looking for neighbors who want to get involved as board or committee members. New board members are elected each year in June at the ICA annual meeting. To learn more about board nominations or to suggest someone for the board (including yourself), please contact: Peter O’Neil at  poneil@realtytrust.com or (503) 471-3402.