Welcome to Bayside!

The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) represents all those with a vested interest in the Bayside neighborhood. Our board of directors and membership includes residents, property owners, businesses, and organizations. We welcome anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Bayside to become involved. Please visit our Facebook Page for more news and upcoming events.

Mission Statement

The Bayside Neighborhood Association (BNA) brings members of the Bayside community together. BNA brings conversations about Bayside to Bayside and to the greater community in a way that organizes, informs, and empowers residents; social service and other organizations; local businesses; and city representatives to form meaningful and long-term partnerships. BNA preserves and promotes safety, multi-cultural diversity, housing, and carefully planned social, economic, and physical development in this unique urban community.

About the BNA

Formed to bring the community together to address tensions between Bayside youth and elders in the immigrant community, the BNA is one of Portland’s most engaged neighborhood associations.


Monthly Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6 PM, currently via Zoom. Email us at bnaportland@gmail.com for a link to the next meeting or check the BNA Facebook page for month-to-month changes of time or location.  Community Policing and Preble Street regularly attend, as well as special guest speakers, city staff, and city and state elected officials.

BNA meetings are always open to the public. They’re a great way to get to know your neighbors and what’s going on in Bayside!


The BNA manages the Bayside Community Garden on Chestnut Street in Bayside and the Avesta garden adjacent to Pearl Place.

Community Cleanup and Raffle

The BNA hosts a Community Cleanup and Raffle in the spring and fall. Residents, businesses, social service agencies and guests, community policing, and students gather to beautify Bayside and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to a great Bayside business – Bayside Bowl, Coals, Leavitt and Sons Deli, Maine Oyster Company, and Two Fat Cats Bakery to name a few. Check our Facebook page or email us for more info or to sponsor a gift certificate.

Special Events

The BNA hosts and participates in community and City meetings, candidate forums, and other opportunities to discuss the current events and issues that impact our neighborhood.

We host and volunteer at at community events with non-profits and Bayside businesses.

Board of Directors

Board Officers

  • Sarah Michniewicz – President
  • Rob Sylvain – Vice President
  • Colette Bouchard – Secretary
  • Jim Hall – Treasurer

General Board Members

  • Amy Geren
  • Alex Landry
  • Susan McCloskey
  • Scott Morrison
  • Heidi Souerwine
  • Deb Van Hoewyk

Ex Officio

  • Portland Downtown

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