16th Ave - between Johnson and Kearney - below the 405 freeway.
Northwest Community Garden was originally designed by
Thomas Adkisson, owner and proprietor of Dig Garden
Shop located at 425 NW 11th. Due to city requirements, the design was changed to its current form.
The garden design reflects the highly urban landscape
of the Pearl and Northwest Portland, and provides the
structural foundation for a garden to be sustained over
The current design incorporates lighting and safety
improvements to address public concerns about the naturally
dark spaces found beneath the freeway. Keeping with
the linear feel of the surrounding urban landscape,
the garden features an attractive fence that defines the block between Johnson and Kearney on 16th and
eliminates dark spaces under the freeway while attractively
lighting the garden and surrounding surface areas.