SE Reedway SRV - 106th block of SE Reedway

Site visit to SE Reedway with Commissioner Ryan and team

This page published  3.16.22. Updated 12.22.22.

SE Reedway SRV - 106th block of SE Reedway

Shelter Operator: To be determined.

Shelter Capacity: 60 sleeping units

Shelter Type: Safe Rest Village, a temporary outdoor shelter, with case management, amenities, and mental and behavioral health services on-site.

Where: Southeast Portland

Address / Land Owner:  106th block of SE Reedway St. / Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES). 

Note: Undeveloped sites often do not have an address, until development on the site triggers the need for one.  We will update this page with the actual address when we have it from the Bureau of Development Services

Links to the location on maps: Portland Maps link.  Google Maps link.

SE Reedway SRV location (106th block of SE Reedway)

Providing Services Where Needed

With an Emergency Declaration in early March 2022, this location on Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) property was added to the list of future Safe Rest Villages. SRVs are intentionally spread around Portland to bring the needed services to where people are. 

“I appreciate Commissioner Ryan’s dedication to opening Safe Rest Villages and providing alternatives to congregate shelter,” said Commissioner Mingus Mapps. “We offered this property along with the Bureau Environmental Services because we know encampments deeply impact our sensitive wetlands and natural areas."

With the announcement of this new SRV location, our SRV team is involved in community outreach and planning to ensure that the Village serves those in need and minimizes impacts on the community and the nearby natural area. 

On-Site Soil Sampling Results

Historic Concerns:

In the past, there were two concerns regarding soils at this site – both of which were addressed and resolved to the satisfaction of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

  • More than 5 years ago there was a case of small illegally dumped piles of soil with contaminants. Those piles were tested and removed in 2016.
  • There were some soil strippings from a nearby floodplain restoration project removed from the site in August 2020. The site was graded and capped with clean soil with appropriate approvals from DEQ.

Current Soil Sampling results:

To ensure that the SRV does not present a hazard to program participants, the SRV team requested that Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) do additional soil sampling and assessment in the area we plan to site the SRV.

Below are links to two documents: the first is the shorter Memo at the front of the results of the recent soil testing; the second is a much longer (321-page) and larger file size (21M) which includes the memo, as well as testing methodology, results, and recommendations for this current sampling (2022), as well as tests, results, and mitigation measures from 2016 and 2020. 

The project team will work with the Bureau of Environmental Services Coordinated Site Assessment Program and our contractors to follow the recommendations laid out in this report and to obtain the appropriate permits prior to construction to ensure the safety and success of the Safe Rest Village at this location.

FAQ for this site:

A printable FAQ sheet for this site is available. It will be updated as things evolve.

The SRV team provided comprehensive answers to community questions raised over the past several months. Below is a link to the responses to those community questions. 

This site will be updated as things evolve.  There is much more information on linked pages, but if you find that you have questions not addressed here, please reach out to our team at saferestvillages@portlandoregon…