Small Actions Make a Big Impact

At Portland’s Alternative Realtors one of our core foundations is to serve our community and help it thrive. This past year has challenged many, but we have seen the large impact that individual people can have on others by focusing on their neighbors & local community. It can be daunting to see the work that is needed in the world, but helpful to see the immediate results you can have on your neighbors, businesses & citizens with individual actions.

Here are a couple ideas of ways you can make a big differences with small actions in your neighborhood:

Adopt One Block:
It can be the block you live on, where you work or a special spot you want to care for. It is easy, free & they believe volunteering should fit into your busy life. Just sign up and they will send you free supplies so you can clean up the block when & how you want! The suggested time commitment is only 15 minutes, once per week. Head to to sign up & have your supplies heading your way!

Portland’s Alternative Realtors has decided to adopt our block on Belmont, and our agents plan to take turns keeping our block beautiful!

Join your Portland Neighborhood Association:
A neighborhood association offers a place to meet neighbors, exchange information, create projects, propose solutions, & have fun! Our agents have been a part of their associations, met friends, gotten to know their neighbors & found a stronger sense of community. It can also be an easy way for new homeowners to feel at home in their communities. To find your local neighborhood association, visit