Contribute your ideas and inspiration to shape the health and well-being of your community. Workshops on the Working Draft are scheduled all over the city in February and March.
How can we make Portland a more prosperous, educated, healthy, equitable and resilient city for all? One of the most effective tools for positive change is the City’s Comprehensive Plan, now more than 30 years old. An updated plan with a focus on equity will help manage expected population and employment growth, as well as coordinate major public investments in parks, roads, housing, sewers, business districts and more over the next 20 years.
You can help shape this long-range plan for the future of Portland’s communities and neighborhoods by participating in the update of the Comprehensive Plan. You can review the Working Draft Part 1, provide comment online and attend a public workshop.
Workshop Dates and Locations
- West: Tuesday, February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland
- North: Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
DeLa Salle North Catholic High School
7528 N. Fenwick Avenue, Portland
- Southeast: Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Franklin High School
5405 Southeast Woodward Street, Portland
- East: Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
David Douglas High School
1001 Southeast 135th Avenue, Portland
- Central: Tuesday, March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland
- Northeast: Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beaumont Middle School
4043 NE Fremont Street, Portland
- Business: Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Mercy Corps – Aceh Community Room
45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland
Check out the workshop flyer:
At each workshop, you can:
- Get a taste of what's been developed so far, and share your thoughts with staff in the main room at the general session.
- Join a breakout session to dive in deeper on a few topics and participate in in-depth conversations. See the breakout session descriptions for more information.
The general session at each workshop will include displays and tables with information about the plan. Staff at each of the stations will be able to provide basic information about the plan, take comments and direct those who are interested to breakout sessions. Check out one or all of these stations at the general session:
- About the Plan
- Urban Design
- District Liaison Program
- Community Involvement and Equity
- Economic Development
- Watershed Health and Environment
- Public Facilities
These sessions provide opportunities to discuss recent research and policy issues with staff and other Portlanders. The information gathered at the breakout sessions will inform revisions to the draft goals and policies and will help guide the development of other Comprehensive Plan components, such as the List of Significant Projects and the Comprehensive Plan Map.
- Transportation Open House (available at all workshop locations)
Learn more about the Transportation System Plan and discuss the draft transportation goals and policies. Staff will be available to answer questions.
- Urban Design Framework Open House (available at all workshop locations)
Review ideas about whatPortland could look like as the city grows. Learn about concepts, like centers, corridors and pattern areas. There will be lots of maps and images at this open house. Staff will be there to discuss various concepts and their implications.
- Growth Scenarios (available during the first half of all workshops)
Learn more about how the location of new housing and jobs affects our goals, such as increasing nearby access to services and transit. This session will include a presentation, followed by questions and answers with staff.
- Investment Decisions (available during the second half of all workshops)
Share your ideas about where and how the City of Portland should invest in infrastructure—roads, parks, sewer and stormwater systems and other facilities and services provided by the City of Portland. This session will include a brief presentation and an interactive session.
- Designing with Nature (available at the Southeast, Central City and East workshop locations only)
Discuss ways to restore and reconnect habitat in the city, design development with nature in mind and provide all Portlanders with equitable access to nature in every day life. This session will include a presentation and a round table discussion.
- Healthy Economy, Healthy Environment (available at the North and Northeast workshop locations only)
Discuss strategies to support industrial jobs, while simultaneously protecting and improving environmental health. This session will include a presentation and an in-depth discussion.