Schedule of Events

Annual Tree Planting

March 7, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet in front of Palio, Ladd Circle.

We’ll be planting saplings throughout Ladd’s Addition. Join your neighbors, have fun and make an impact. No experience is necessary and kids are welcome. Rain or shine, it will happen! Bring gloves, and if you have one, a shovel. For questions, please call Lou Miles at 503.233.9156. Thanks!


Annual Elms Inoculation

June, 2015 (depending on weather conditions)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet in front of Palio, Ladd Circle.

Please join us and your neighbors for this very important event. Approximately 20 trees will receive treatment. Inoculation has had a significant positive impact on saving the majestic American Elms that grace our neighborhood.


Fall for Elms Fundraiser and Neighborhood Celebration (Past Event)



Saturday, September 20, 2014
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jagger House, 1609 SE 16th Ave. (near the north rose garden)


Take a look at the photos taken from the event and of the Buchanan’s terrific home remodel.

Although Richard Ross recently moved from Ladd’s Addition, he kindly made the trip back to Portland to present a very interesting history of the Ladd & Reed families.  If you weren’t able to attend the event, or would like to review the presentation again, you can find links below.

Ladd and Reed Legacy, Preface & Part 1

Ladd and Reed Legacy, Part 2

You’ve likely walked or driven past the newly renovated Jagger House, now the home of Ryan & Shannon Buchanan.  Their vision turned what was a crumbling eyesore into one of Ladd’s Addition’s most beautiful historic homes.  Join the celebration to see the renovation results from attic to basement.  It is a truly impressive place!  And see what the couple has planned for their upcoming landscape rework that will complete their exceptional renovation effort.

In addition to the home tour, there will be catered appetizers along with adult and non-alcoholic beverages, a Spotify playlist created for the event and delivered over the whole-home music system, and a truly interesting Ladd’s Addition presentation.  Save Our Elms’ most recent fundraiser event attracted over 100 neighbors.   Please join your friends and the Save Our Elms team for what will be a fun evening.

Tickets are $50 each or two for $90 and must be purchased in advance of the event at Brown Paper Tickets (processing fee included in ticket price).  During the event, there will be a raffle for a half case of Seufert wine and gift certificates to neighborhood restaurants and businesses, as well as a silent auction for several vacation homes. All event proceeds go to Save Our Elms tree protection and planting efforts in Ladd’s Addition.  A portion of the ticket is tax deductible.

We need a handful of volunteers for this event.  If you’d like to help, tickets are discounted and there will be time for you to join in the celebration.  Please send a message to if you’re interested in volunteering.  A member of our team will be in touch with you.  Thank you!

SOE received generous donations from these terrific neighborhood businesses.  These small businesses are demonstrating they care about Ladd’s Addition.  Please show them you care about the success of their businesses by providing them your patronage.  Thank you.

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