After several months of gathering information from the community, and food and health experts, the Urban Food Zoning Code Update Concept Report is available for review. The report summarizes activities associated with growing, selling and buying healthful food in our neighborhoods, includes examples of how other jurisdictions regulate those activities, and presents ideas about how Portland could remove barriers and revise food-related regulations.
The report also provides a framework for three community discussions during July and August, which will help project staff get input from the public about proposed directions around:
- for-profit market gardens
- community gardens
- farmers markets
- food membership distribution sites, and
- animals and bees
Public feedback at this stage of the project is important and will be used as new zoning code regulations are developed this fall. Please join us for one of the three community meetings to learn more about the project and give your input on the ideas in the Concept Report.
Urban Food Code Update Concept Report Community Discussions
Thursday, July 28 at Hollywood Senior Center, 6-8:30 p.m., 1820 NE 40th Avenue, TriMet Bus #12 and MAX Blue, Green and Red Lines
Tuesday, August 2 at Portland Development Services Building, 6-8:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Avenue in Room 2500, TriMet Transit Mall, Portland Streetcar and MAX Green and Yellow Lines
Monday, August 8 at Midland Library, 5-7:30 p.m. 805 SE 122nd Avenue, TriMet Busses #71, 77 and MAX Blue Line
How To Comment
We’ve tried to make it easy for you to give us your comments. Please review the Concept Report and the Health, Environment, and Economic Considerations supplement and fill out the Concept Report Questionnaire (last two pages of the Concept Report document).
There are two ways to complete the questionnaire:
1. Online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FoodCodeConcept
2. Print out questionnaire, complete, and send it to:
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
To be included in the public review summary, comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29.