Among other activities, the PDNA...
Organizes public meetings, forums, and discussions on issues that affect the quality of life in downtown Portland
Adopts positions on topics of community concern, using a variety of strategies to advocate for those positions
Sends representatives to city bureaus and planning groups that deal with parks, transportation, development, urban renewal, housing, homelessness, and other significant public issues
Coordinates social gatherings, such as ice cream socials, group rummage sales, picnics, and concerts in the park